Talk about chutzpah… Rogers Wireless, narrowly avoiding a disastrous Canadian iPhone launch by introducing a (comparatively) reasonable data plan of 6GB/month for $30, is now claiming that a statistically insignificant 1.2% of iPhone users have sent more than a 1GB of internet data through their device during their first billing cycle.
Rogers is extending the availability of this plan until the end of September, probably to spur sales of their new BlackBerry Bold. But to the 60,000 people who signed that iPhone petition I gotta ask: What’s the deal?
Are you still scared of going over your monthly data allotment, or did you really just want an iPod with a built-in phone? I’m not being facetious here, but Canadians have been given a rare chance to influence the future of the mobile internet in this country and it seems to me like we’re squandering it.
I’m no longer a BlackBerry user myself, but it seems to be relatively easy to tether such a device to a laptop. Tethering is also possible with a jailbroken iPhone, but according to Rogers it doesn’t look like anyone’s doing that either.
Unlike Tokyo I have indeed seen iPhones in the wild here in Toronto — so what exactly are you people doing with them, and why aren’t you using more data?