Rogers to offer iPad price plans at the “end of May”

Ian Hardy

April 14, 2010 9:17am

Even though we rarely cover anything other than mobile phones and smartphones, today Rogers has announced that they will be offering the iPad price plans at the end of May.

Keith McArthur, Senior Director of Social Media, stated on the company blog that “Rogers today announced that it will offer iPad price plans for all models from the end of May in Canada. The iPad lets users browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface.”

This comes off news today from an Apple press released that the iPad has sold over 500,000 units and has had a “surprisingly strong US demand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the international launch of iPad by one month, until the end of May. We will announce international pricing and begin taking online pre-orders on Monday, May 10″

The iPad currently has several models that include a WiFi & 3G connection: 16GB for $629.00 USD; 32GB for $729.00 USD and 64GB for $829.00 USD

Via: Rogers RedBoard & Apple

  • Rich

    I don’t really care much for the item in question. However it makes me wonder if this means Apple and Rogers are all lovey dovey still.

    The end question is, does this mean the iPhone 4G will launch on Rogers first or are the rights still up for grabs?

  • Aiden Cho

    When the IPhone announces, both carriers will have it at the same time. I am more interested in the data pricing Rogers would introduce fro the IPad

  • toysandme

    I just had an inquiry from a friend who wants to buy the iPad as a travelling computer through the Maritimes. Rogers’s Edge coverage it totally pathetic (as in practically non-existent in NL), let alone 3G. Let’s hope that Bell and Telus offer iPad plans if the thing is not locked to Rogers.

  • Neil

    Well, first of all, I don’t believe it will be called iPhone 4G. The name is referring to the data speed and no carrier in Canada (and many other countries) offers 4G at this point. It will most likely be another variation of 3G. Like 3G+ or 3Gpro or something. Also, there is no carrier that holds rights to the phone at this point. iPhone 3G and 3GS is available on Rogers, Bell, and TELUS. Most likely the next-gen will launch on all 3 as well.

  • Mark Skerritt

    who gives a f***. the ipad is junk!

  • Brendan Mcmillen

    @toysandme

    I know how you feel man. Down in NL rogers is shard. Once you leave st johns your lucky to get edge but as soon as you pass carbaner its gone for good. Telus and Bell on the other hand have NL covered with 3g+ coverage and ill get to test that with my milestone next Wednesday when i go to visit family

  • TNSF

    Rogers is not offering the iPad, they are offering iPad PLANS. Any carrier can jump on that bandwagon and I’m sure they all will.

    Except the noobs who only have AWS :-P

  • Cody

    nice catch TNSF

  • Hamid Adem

    should i get a ipad i already have a ipod and a iphone?

  • B

    So unlimited data in the states is $30…so that translates to approximatly $120 with Rogers? Sounds about right!

  • toyandme

    “So unlimited data in the states is $30…so that translates to approximatly $120 with Rogers? Sounds about right!”

    Don’t forget Rogers’ GRR Fee (Government Regulatory Fee) and taxes.