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    Default [iPhone 3G][Canada] Rogers Punished ?

    check this news out-haha
    http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1469
    Apple has taken action against Rogers for their extraordinarily high rates plans in Canada.

    Reports are flooding in that Apple has diverted a large amount of the iPhones intended for Canada to other European countries. Consequently Rogers has fired the part time staff hired for the iPhone launch.

    Rogers abuse of their position as the only GSM carrier in Canada has led to a petition signing of over 42,000 signatures at http://www.ruinediphone.com

    The smithereensblog has posted an account of the numerous rumors floating around...

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    * First, an employee of Apple Canada sends a text message to my source that says something to the effect of: "You guys are screwed for iPhone," but will not respond to multiple replies asking for clarification.
    * Next, an employee at competing handset manufacturer RIM (Blackberry's parent) sends my source a text soon after saying there are rumours of an Apple-Rogers fallout.
    * Then, my source receives a call notifying him that all the part-time staff who had been hired for next week's launch have been fired without notice. (UPDATE 07/06: Apparently, only certain dealerships took on additional staff for the launch, although most urban locations did. Also, some dealerships may not have let all their iPhone help go, but others definitely have.)
    * And finally, a senior Rogers rep confirms that Apple has decided to divert a large percentage of their planned Canadian shipment to Europe and that each Rogers store may now be getting as few as 10-20 units, ostensibly due to Apple's displeasure over Rogers' high data and voice rates. (UPDATE 07/06: Although no per-store numbers can be confirmed, the verbiage used by head office is apparently that numbers will be "significantly reduced" and that stores should "exercise caution" not to over-promise. Europe has also been reconfirmed as the destination for the allegedly diverted units.)
    Looks like the petition may have done more harm than good. Good luck getting that iPhone you want Canadians....i feel your sadness.

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    I was actually hoping for this.

    Well, after Rogers announced it's plans, it became clear that Apple had little to no say in what those plans where. While I believe Apple should have held out until Rogers complied with an unlimited data plan or more reasonable rates, they didn't, and a deal was already made. The only way for Apple to force Rogers to smarten up is likely through reduced supply.

    I still think Apple should have just said No to giving Rogers the iPhone. We (Canada) will have another GSM provider in about a year, they should have just waited till then if Rogers wouldn't offer a good plan. I'm sure given time the 3G will be unlocked, and since the phones are being sold subsized by the providers instead of the weird way ATT was giving Apple a monthly cut on the 2G's, Apple shouldn't take any loses on unlocked 3G iPhones. Anyone that wants one will get one.
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    Donít worry, there will be no shortage of 3G iphone in Canada, anyone who want 3G in Canada will get it form US and they will be using it without the data plan, so the loser is ROGERS.
    At present you can see lots of 1st generation iphone in Canada and they all came for US.
    So if US supply of iphone is Good Canadians are Good.
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    im actually pretty happy about it
    and im canadian
    im pretty happy becuase rogers got what they deserved and im happy cause i paid 499$ for an iphone in the apple store of new york got it unlocked and everything and now it comes out in canada for 199$ asnd its improved so im happy for all the people in canada that said that the iphone sucks just becuase it wasnt sold in canada and now that it really isnt going to be sold im even more happy so good what goes around comes around!!!

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    good rogers got what they deserved. !


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    I would say in a way they are (did it to it self) but i don't think it is a punishment by Apple.

    Apple has to put its iphones in places were demand is expected to be high incase of losing on customers due to sell-out conditions.

    Seeing that the Canadian iphone market in a bad state why would Apple bet on Rogers???

    I don't get why people think apple is doing this to punish Rogers...It makes good headlines but thats about it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by naximus View Post
    I would say in a way they are (did it to it self) but i don't think it is a punishment by Apple.

    Apple has to put its iphones in places were demand is expected to be high incase of losing on customers due to sell-out conditions.

    Seeing that the Canadian iphone market in a bad state why would Apple bet on Rogers???

    I don't get why people think apple is doing this to punish Rogers...It makes good headlines but thats about it..
    apple is not doing this to punish rogers, its just that apple is really dissapointed with the rate plans that rogers put out on the iphone, due to that apple is punishing rogers by giving them a limited amout of iphones to be sold, becuase like you said in canada there is a very big demand for the iphones and now apple is discusted over what rogers did, as well, the petition really helped apple to realize what rogers was doing with the over priced plans

 

 

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