iPhone 3G in Canada: One Week Later
I got to my local Rogers (corporate owned) store way early, and was immediately nervous upon seeing tons of cars. They were filled with senior citizens — strange iPhone demographic, I thought. When the doors to the mall opened at 7am, the seniors raced in. Near jog, no joke. I thought I’d end up behind a ton of angry, eager iPhone golden oldies, but a funny thing happened: they raced right on past Rogers. Turns out they jog/power walk/amble about there every morning. Who knew?
One week later, and how are things now? I just got my first bill (wow, that was faster than 3G!). $30/6GB data, $35 Mega My 5, $15 Visual Voice Mail Value Pack, $35 activation fee, plus crazy Canadian taxes. $124. (Plus the initial $299 for the 16GB handset…)
But what else is going on in my home and native land? Read on to find out!Its been quite a ride (just check out all the coverage here). But the fun hasn’t stopped for Canadians. Sure, some independent stores were refusing to process anything but new accounts for launch week, Rogers the 16GB units disappeared almost instantly — at least after the Customer Central software came out of crash mode some time around noon, and just in time for iTunes’ servers to go down. But sales were brisk all around. Rogers claims they very nearly sold out, moving “tens of thousands” of the iPhone 3G. And while confided to greater metropolitan areas, 3G speeds are proving to be decent. That’s the good news.
Read the whole article @ The iPhone Blog
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