Rogers threat to unlocked iPhones

Rogers may be prepared to disable unlocked iPhones in advance of July 11 launch in Canada.

Rumor has it that the prices will be $199 and $299 each with a three year contract. There’ s no word on what happens if you are not currently eligible for an upgrade or what Rogers plans to do for the 40,000+ current iPhone users. It would seem fitting that they would destroy the relationship with current unofficial installed base. An installed base of users who are ultimately championing the platform in Canada.

Rogers is subsidizing the cost of the iPhone in Canada – which will cost the dealers about $500 a piece. And there is no confirmed data plan packages yet. There will not be any unlimited packages as AT&T and Tmobile have already lost billions with the unlimited packages.

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