Rogers Last Chance...

** UPDATE: OMG... Rogers is ACTUALLY going to offer this deal for the BlackBerry Bold too! Praise the Smartphone Gods! Via Electronista...

Company spokeswoman Elizabeth Hamilton also notes that the 6GB plan isn't limited to the iPhone 3G and will apply to any 3G-capable smartphone sold by Rogers or Fido during the timespan, including the BlackBerry Bold. The official also doesn't expect the discount to last past the August 31st cut-off date. Such news points to the $30 deal primarily overcoming concerns over a dampened iPhone 3G launch rather than a long-term solution.

Wow Rogers. Wow. No, it's not unlimited data...but 6GB is pretty darn good. You've made me a happy man today. I'm in tears. ** original post after the jump...

From the Rogers Press Release , entitled Calling all iPhone 3G fans!...

Effective July 11, and as a limited time promotional offer for customers who activate by August 31 on a three year contract, a data-only offering of 6GB of data for $30 per month is being made available that can be added to any in-market voice plan. For example, with 6GB of data, iPhone 3G users can visit 35,952 web pages, or send and receive 157,286 emails, or watch 6,292 minutes of YouTube videos each and every month.

Wow. And to think as a BlackBerry BIS customer I have been handing over to Robers Rogers $60/mo. for a whopping 25MB of data for the past couple of years. And now, even after Rogers' newly announced BlackBerry data rates, I get a piddly 300MB for $30/mo. Let's see. $30 for 300MB or $30 for 6GB. I almost want to go buy an iPhone 3G this Friday just to spite the normally-criminally-priced Rogers (I'll be sure to come in at 5.99GB of data each month!)... it's a definite victory for the iPhone fans in Canada. Guaranteed Rogers will be selling a lot of iPhone 3Gs before the end of August.

Honestly, I don't know whether to be livid or take this is as a sign of hope. Call me an optimist, but maybe, just maybe, when the BlackBerry Bold launches on Rogers in a couple of weeks it will be offered with the same type of promo. I sure hope so, but I'm not going to get my hopes up too high. But as sign of good faith in Rogers that they will offer this kind of deal for the BlackBerry Bold, I have left the Kevin Smash graphic off of this post and have gone for the more conservative "Choose Your Fate" approach. Angel or Demon Mr. Rogers? The choice is yours...