TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Details regarding the launch of the new
Apple™ iPhone® 3G S, the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, for Rogers
Wireless and Fido customers on Canada's fastest mobile network are now
- Available online and in store beginning June 19, the new
iPhone 3G S is up to two times faster than its predecessor(*) and
is available in both black and white 16GB and 32GB models from
Rogers Wireless and Fido.
- The iPhone 3G S features new capabilities including a built-in
video camera, 3-megapixel camera with built-in autofocus and new
Voice Control, which enables customers to use their own voice to
call a contact, dial a number, or play a song.
- Operating from coast-to-coast, the Rogers 3.5G network ranks
amongst the fastest mobile networks around the globe, allowing
customers to communicate in innovative ways with mobile multimedia,
download large files ultra-fast and utilize Internet speeds on the
go that are similar to a standard broadband connection.
- The Rogers 3.5G HSPA network is now available in more than 25 of
Canada's top markets from Victoria to Halifax, reaching more than
75 per cent of the population. For more information on current
coverage areas, please visit www.rogers.com.
Pricing and Availability:
- Standard rate plan(xx) pricing for the new iPhone 3G S will be
available from Rogers Wireless and Fido starting at $199 (16GB) and
- Standard rate plan pricing for the existing iPhone 3G will be
available to Rogers Wireless and Fido customers starting at $99
(8GB) and $149 (16GB).To celebrate the arrival of the new iPhone 3G S in Canada and to
recognize Rogers' customers making the iPhone the most successful handset
launch in Canadian history, Rogers is pleased to offer Canadians a variety of
pricing alternatives and limited time promotions, including a $30/6GB monthly
data plan for all iPhone customers; the option to purchase the device only at
Rogers' cost via rogers.com; a Rogers Wireless Early Hardware Upgrade (saving
customers up to 71%) for many existing iPhone customers and early iPhone
enthusiasts; and a 'Fido Rewards iPhone 3G S promotion' that enables Fido
iPhone customers to redeem FidoDollars towards their upgrade with an
additional 100 FidoDollars.Quotes:
John Boynton, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers
Wireless"Last year, Rogers was thrilled to be the first and only carrier to bring
the Apple iPhone 3G to Canada. Almost one year later, we are again excited to
be partnering with Apple to bring the world's fastest iPhone to Canadians -
the iPhone 3G S. And, with download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps, Rogers' 3.5 HSPA
network is now three times faster than the competition, which means that
Rogers Wireless and Fido customers are able to enjoy all the new capabilities
built into the iPhone 3G S on Canada's fastest mobile network."
Existing iPhone customers can upgrade their software for free as of June
More information is available on www.rogers.com and www.fido.ca beginning
June 19, 2009.(*)Up to 2x faster compared with iPhone 3G.
(xx)three-year voice and data standard rate plans.