New Rogers data plans

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The data plans that have been in the cooker since January are finally seeing the light of day for BlackBerry. $30 for 300 MB and $50 for 500 MB are the main flavours, but differ a little bit. The $50 plan is Flex, meaning if you go over your allotment, Rogers will bump you up to the next tier. Not bad, but still not unlimited. We got a look at some of the internal marketing docs, and they had some pretty interesting demographical info, claiming less than 1% of users go over 100 MB monthly, meaning their $30 plan is more than enough for regular users. To be fair, that’s because it’s been stupidly expensive to get a 100 MB plan – now that you’re offering it for way cheaper, data services are much more accessible, so capping 300 MB is entirely possible. Oh, another lil caveat – these plans aren’t available for BES users, BIS only. How do you guys do on your monthly data usage?

  • foner

    It’s about freakin’ time!
    I am at the 185 meg/month so their data seems correct.

  • foner

    It’s about freakin’ time!
    I am at the 185 meg/month so their data seems correct.

  • Roger

    I love how they say that 99% of Smartphone users use less than 33mb, and that 99% of Laptop card users use less than 1 Gb. That’s because data was so damn expensive!!! Let’s see the new stats after a year with the new plans…I think that the average usage will go up, now that it is a little more affordable…

  • Roger

    I love how they say that 99% of Smartphone users use less than 33mb, and that 99% of Laptop card users use less than 1 Gb. That’s because data was so damn expensive!!! Let’s see the new stats after a year with the new plans…I think that the average usage will go up, now that it is a little more affordable…

  • howie

    Bog deal. Bell has a 30 dollar unlimited plan now. And evdo rev A nationwide coverage. Rogers can’t compete with that network coverage or data plan.

  • howie

    Bog deal. Bell has a 30 dollar unlimited plan now. And evdo rev A nationwide coverage. Rogers can’t compete with that network coverage or data plan.

  • aaron

    Bell’s 30 dollar plan is only web browsing, isn’t it?

    Roger’s HSPA network is also canada wide, with the new BOLD launching pretty soon with HSPA (7.2 mb/s potential download speeds, aka faster than Bell’s DSL Highspeed Internet) you’ll be able to start complaining about the 300 mb data plan soon enough!

  • aaron

    Bell’s 30 dollar plan is only web browsing, isn’t it?

    Roger’s HSPA network is also canada wide, with the new BOLD launching pretty soon with HSPA (7.2 mb/s potential download speeds, aka faster than Bell’s DSL Highspeed Internet) you’ll be able to start complaining about the 300 mb data plan soon enough!

  • http://www.my-chess-set.com/chiellinisets.htm stone

    Seriously with iphone coming out, 300MB will not fit the everyday lifestyle of its users. $100 for 6 Gigs is still expensive for something that isn’t unlimited. I’m sure we’ll be hearing some nightmare data overage stories hitting the news in the upcoming months.

  • http://www.my-chess-set.com/chiellinisets.htm stone

    Seriously with iphone coming out, 300MB will not fit the everyday lifestyle of its users. $100 for 6 Gigs is still expensive for something that isn’t unlimited. I’m sure we’ll be hearing some nightmare data overage stories hitting the news in the upcoming months.