New Smartphone Data Value Packs from Rogers

New Smartphone Data Value Packs from Rogers

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Just because it happens to be a holiday weekend in the United States doesn’t mean tha it is a slow news day up here in Canada. In fact, Rogers has just dropped a rather major bomb on us and many iPhone owners couldn’t be happier.

As you recall, Rogers (and Fido) recently issued a couple of new data plans that were largely geared toward the iPhone 3G owners in the audience, though anyone with a smartphone could jump onto them as well. If you missed out on the $30/6GB plan, you could choose between $25 for 500MB of $30 for 1GB a month. Want better value? Ted Rogers is apparently listening.

Announced earlier today were two new data value packs that not only include some data for your mobile surfing needs, but also the essentials that you would normally add using extra value packs.

$20 Value Pack
– 10,000 Text Messages
– 10,000 Multimedia Messages
– Caller ID
– Visual Voicemail
– Who Called
– Unlimited Blackberry Internet Service (BIS): Email/Instant Messaging Only

$30 Data Value Pack
– 10,000 Text Messages
– 10,000 Multimedia Messages
– Caller ID
– Visual Voicemail
– Who Called
– 500MB of data: BIS, Windows Mobile, or iPhone

That’s a lot of text messaging! The first plan is being geared toward BlackBerry users who only need communication, whereas the $30 plan is appropriate for any smartphone. If you’re using less than 500MB a month, the $30 pack sounds like a pretty good deal to me. In essence, you get all those text messages, caller ID, and voicemail for an extra five bucks.

These value packs are not yet advertised on the Rogers website, but you can call in to add them to your plan. Do note that they require a three-year agreement as well with an ECF of $100. Depending on who you get, you might even be able to swing an additional $10 credit.

I hope that with the rumored launch of BlackBerry on Fido next month that the pooch gets a taste of these packs as well.

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