If you are an existing Rogers customer and you have are eligible for an upgrade you will get your upgrade to an iPhone on Friday July 11 (depending on stock of course). It is the same as any other phone upgrade.
For instance: I currently have a voice plan and a data plan. I have agreed to the 3 year contract so my 8GB iPhone 3G will cost me $224.00 with a $50 mail-rebate (remember this is Rogers!) So it will cost me $174.00 – with no change in my voice plan or data plan!!! I pay Rogers a lot of money every month and I’m a “preferred client” and according to my source, “Rogers may be thick but they’re not stupid.”
On the Rogers web site it says:
Already an existing customer?
If you are an existing customer, you may keep your existing voice service plan and add a separate data plan. To check your upgrade eligibility, please call 1 888 ROGERS1 or visit your nearest Rogers retail location.
The plans that are posted are for NEW activations and you can mix and match once you’ve got the iPhone.
With respect to the 3 year commitment – the iPhone is a GSM phone so you can only use it with Rogers – where else are you going to go? To get out of the commitment it will cost you $20/month remaining on your contract up to a $400 maximum. Rogers is also subsidizing the cost of the iPhone by at least $450 – so it would cost you a bundle to buy the iPhone unlocked.