[Updated] Rogers Announces New Data Sharing Plans for iPad

[Updated] Rogers Announces New Data Sharing Plans for iPad

Updates…Boy Genius Report has a slew of internal Rogers documents and presentation materials on all the changes. Rogers has certainly come to the realization that many of its customers have more than one data hungry device and might like to combine data plans. More updates at the bottom of the post…

According to iPad in Canada, Rogers is rolling out some new iPad data plans that let you combine your phone voice or data plan with your iPad…

Voice and data:

$55 Package (plus 2.43 GRRF in BC/AB/ON)
Minutes: 200 daytime minutes
Evenings/Weekends: Unlimited weekends; Evenings from 9PM – 7AM
Choice of One Feature: Unlimited Messages or My5 Canada-wide or Unlimited Local Network Calling or 6PM Early Evening Calling or Double Your Minutes
Data Included: 1GB
Contract: 3 Years
$65 Package (plus 2.43 GRRF in BC/AB/ON)
Monthly fee: $65
Minutes: 300 daytime minutes
Evenings/Weekends: Unlimited weekends; Evenings from 9PM – 7AM
Choice of One Feature: Unlimited Messages or My5 Canada-wide or Unlimited Local Network Calling or 6PM Early Evening Calling or Double Your Minutes
Data Included: 1GB
Contract: 3 Years
$70 Package (plus 2.43 GRRF in BC/AB/ON)
Monthly fee: $70
Minutes: 500 daytime minutes
Evenings/Weekends: Unlimited weekends; Evenings from 9PM – 7AM
Choice of One Feature: Unlimited Messages or My5 Canada-wide or Unlimited Local Network Calling or 6PM Early Evening Calling or Double Your Minutes
Data Include: 1GB
Contract: 3 Years
Just data:
$30 Data Sharing Add-On
Monthly fee: $30
Data Include: 1GB
Contract: 3 Years
$45 Data Sharing Add-On
Monthly fee: $45
Data Include: 2GB
Contract: 3 Years
$60 Data Sharing Add-On
Monthly fee: $60
Data Include: 5GB
Contract: 3 Years

As of this moment, I can’t find these on the Rogers site, but it is late here and all. As more info becomes available I’ll update this post.

Of course if you’re like me and have but a lowly WiFi only iPad what I really want is to be able to tether my iPhone to my iPad and connect that way. But that’s a post for another day.

More updates from BGR:

Devices on the way to Rogers include the BlackBerry 9780, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Focus and the Dell Streak. There’s also tons of info on the new Data Sharing option that allows users to share a data allowance between multiple devices such as Rocketsticks or tablets.

Other interesting tidbits:

•The BlackBerry Bold 9780 is listed at $149.99 on contract.

•The Nokia N8 is listed at $79.99 on contract.

•The Samsung Focus is listed at $199.99 on contract.

•The Dell Streak is listed at $149.99 on contract.

•Oddly, the Vivaz Pro is eligible for the $10 unlimited data plan typically not available for smartphones.

•Internal rumors at Rogers suggest that the Galaxy Tab may launch at $299.99 with a 2-year agreement and $199.99 with a 3-year contract. This info is not confirmed in the roadmap we received.

The next steps from Telus and Bell will be worth watching. For example I have a CDMA data stick from Telus that I have to retire at the end of its contract (switching to the new high-speed HSPA network). Will Telus off me be a new data stick with a plan that I can combo with my iPhone plan already? That would be a smart move on their part. Otherwise I’m letting my contract expire and canceling…

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