It must be Canada day. This will be the third CrackBerry.com post in a row for our Canadian readers. Two big things here...
Check it all out after the jump. And if you're one of the many non-smartphone users out there making the BlackBerry or iPhone decision, might I also suggest checking out the Smartphone Round Robin conducted by the SPE community editors back in November. Reading through the articles you'll get a good idea of what a long-time BlackBerry user like myself thinks of the iPhone (first impressions; final impressions), and what hardcore iPhone, Treo and Windows Mobile users think of the BlackBerry platform. The goods and bads of each device all surface in here, so sit back and take a read!iPhone Value Plans vs. Typical BlackBerry Plans
The iPhone 3G bundles released June 27 are not the only price plans available to customers, they are the high value plans that allow Rogers customers to use the device to its fullest and offer considerable savings over separate voice and data plans that exist in market today.
That said, Rogers customers have more choices available to them and can use their existing voice and smartphone data plans if they wish. For example, they can select from the new data pricing (ranging from $30 for 300MB to $100 for 6GB or $50 Flex Rate plan) and add a voice plan, or they can choose a combined voice and data plan to best suit their individual needs.
Customers are not required to take the value packs, and can order most other features a la carte, such as $7 for Caller ID.
Existing customers can keep their existing voice service plan and pick a separate data plan (not in the iPhone 3G bundle) to meet their needs. They will need to check their upgrade eligibility, but any customer with a monthly service fee that is over $30 can upgrade to an iPhone 3G at $199 (for the 8GB model). Other options outside the iPhone bundle may be available depending on the customer’s individual information.