Not only are you required to sign a 3 year contract, Rogers also nickel and dime you with “system access fees” and making caller display an added extra (what year is this??).
Here’s a nice chart I’ve made that shows the cost breakdown of owning an iPhone in Canada compared with the USA and UK. You’ll be amazed at the difference in cost.
$3,225! And that is just for the basic plan here in Canada. Sheesh. At least it’s here I suppose?
Update: A nice quote from someone over on the ehMac forums:
“So in other words for the same price as the US we get about a third of the text messages, a third of the anytime minutes, no call display, evenings that start at 9 pm instead of 7 pm and an extra contract year. Oh and I almost forgot, 400Mb of data instead of unlimited.”
Update II: What can we do as Canadians? Here’s a couple of things: