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3G iPhone Removed From Canadian Apple Stores

3G iPhone Removed From Canadian Apple Stores

Posted July 8, 2008 at 11:03am by iClarified · 5747 views
Apple, disgusted with outrageous service plans Rogers is forcing on Canadians, has decided not to sell the 3G iPhone in Canadian Apple Stores come July 11th.

According to an AppleInsider article, Apple wants no part in helping the carrier market the new handset to customers. Instead Rogers and Fido will be left alone to trick customers into steep 3-year contracts that require a minimum monthly payment of $60 for just 150 minutes, 75 text messages, and 400MB of data.

This information comes after an earlier report that Apple had decided to divert significant inventory from Canada to Europe as an initial punishment.

Rogers excessive rates have sparked a huge outcry in Canada where a petition at http://www.ruinediphone.com has already collected almost 50,000 signatures.

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Gurmit
Gurmit - July 9, 2008 at 10:32pm
Wongda, Telus isn't on GSM yet, you can't activate it with them even if it's unlocked. Redrum and Tom, you dumbnuts, you missed the point. It won't be sold directly in Apple stores or online store in Canada, forcing you to go in Rogers store/dealer/retailer. Nothing worst than in the US... it's all to force you to activate on the spot, and not have mass buyers who will unlock for profit. Buy yourself one in a store if you can and stop whining. Guys, stop believing everything you read in blogs and wait for the launch on friday.
wongda
wongda - July 9, 2008 at 12:14am
I think Apple is helping Rogers by not selling it at the Apple Stores in Canada such that people cannot just buy the phone and unlock it, and go to Telus.
redrum
redrum - July 8, 2008 at 3:46pm
i am glad that rogers didn't get to sell the iphone but then its really sad to say this cos' i think canadian waited so long for this moment and the rogers really MESS IT UP. i think CANADA should do somethings about the GSM cos' i think rogers are really messing everythings cos' they are the only carriers.
Tom
Tom - July 8, 2008 at 1:09pm
Congratulation, Rogers - now you REALLY fucked it up !!!!
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