For those living in the Great White North and eagerly anticipating the how Rogers might screw us over with the iPhone can wait no further. Though not yet official, pricing for Rogers iPhone has been revealed.

The good news, it looks like Rogers is adopting AT&T’s pricing structure as the iPhone will cost you a data plan of $30 a month for “unlimited” (email, web) or $45 a month for the enterprise email version. Both data plans includes Visual Voicemail when subscribed to any voicemail services. The plan then sits on top of a regular Rogers voice plan, system access fee, $10 3G charge, and anything else you might want tacked on. This coincides with Rogers CEO’s comment that the iPhone will cost the average customer about $90/month. While it’s still expensive for most hungry students, the plan is comparable to that of any Blackberry.

It’s still $199 for the 8GB version and $299 for the 16GB as Jobs has mentioned during the WWDC.  There’s an optional upgrade to the iPhone for existing contract customers, but you will have to sign a new contract with them.

Speaking of contracts, here’s the bad news. Rogers is only offering the phone with a 3-year contract. There is also a short tether process to the phone, as it has to be activated in Rogers, Fido or Apple Stores where customers must accept Rogers and Apple terms of service, sign a 3-year agreement, and select the data plan for the iPhone 3G before leaving the store. If by chance you leave the Apple Store untethered, the phone will be inoperable until it’s tethered through iTunes where you then bind yourself to a 3-year contract.

If you plan on getting the phone then canceling service within the first 30 days, you will have to return the phone to point of purchase. After 30 days, you can keep the phone but you have to pay the ECF and DECF.

Oh, you can also buy up to 3 iPhone per customer, but means you have to sign three 3-year contracts if you are planning to leave the store with them.

In a way, I’m surprised Rogers’ plan echo AT&T’s plan so closely (minus the fact that the terms are 50% longer). $30 for “unlimited”, unrestricted data is a gift compared to their $100/1GB deal. Of course it still to be determined how “unlimited” you really are as the term usually comes with some rather restricted fineprint.

ehMac

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