Holy Moly. This is big, big, big news. Bell and Telus have officially announced that they will be carrying the iPhone 3GS on their newly upgraded GSM networks, meaning that Rogers (Robbers?) will finally have some competition in the iPhone arena. I doubt this will have much effect on me since I’m already signed into a three-year plan (and AT&T users think two years is bad?!), but I’m just so happy to know that somebody is out there actively trying to kick Rogers in the behind. If either Bell or Telus offer something significantly different in terms of pricing, I might even consider moving to them as soon as next year. I hate it being on Rogers that much, as they have — bar none – the worst customer service I have ever experienced.
Now I’m not saying these two companies are angels and there haven’t been any numbers released as of yet, but my hope is that Canadians will get to see more competitive pricing overall and see more decent plans start to roll out. What kind of “smartphone plan” doesn’t include caller ID anyway? Yeesh.
[news via iPhone in Canada, confirmed also at Globe and Mail]
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