Hey Canada! Don’t Like Rogers iPhone Pricing? Then Don’t Buy The iPhone!

I’ve reported on Rogers announcing their completely out of touch with reality service pricing for the iPhone, and the resulting anger from the Apple Fanbois. There’s a on-line petition that has over 23 thousand signatures on it, and it has gotten a ton of media attention. But if you want to send a Rogers about their iPhone service pricing, the way to do that is clear.

Don’t buy the iPhone.

I know that sounds simple, but it is. Nothing makes a company reconsider stupidty more than sales that suck. All the protests, negative media attention, blog postings or on-line petitions won’t matter to Rogers. But iPhone sales that suck will make a difference to them as the only thing that matters to Rogers is money.

Of course, it would be nice if Ted Rogers didn’t focus on ARPU and instead focused on giving his customers what they want for once. But I don’t see that happening. So the only way to shake him to his senses is to deprive hm of cash. If you have other Rogers services why not cancel your cable TV service, your high speed Internet, and your home phone service too so that Rogers really gets the message. If that happens Canadians might not only get realistic iPhone service pricing, but realistic wireless pricing overall.

Imagine that.

3 Responses to “Hey Canada! Don’t Like Rogers iPhone Pricing? Then Don’t Buy The iPhone!”

  1. I think you hit the nail on the head. I just wish I had something of Rogers to cancel, but maybe I’ll cancel my Bell Internet service and go to an independent one like Teksavvy, since Bell is also equally contributing to these terrible prices in other ways, not to mention their bandwidth shaping. We need to speak to all these companies with our wallets, but that can be hard sometimes when there is so little choice to begin with.

  2. Ted is the Antichrist! 🙂

  3. I couldn’t agree more. Voting with your dollar is the best way to go. I personally know at least one or two people who signed the petition, but still plan on getting the iPhone the first day.

    I can understand people’s technolust, but personally, I’ve always been a bang-for-buck person, and I don’t think anyone comes close to the Bell-HTC Touch deal. http://www.rgbfilter.com/?p=74

    Not that I’m a fan of Bell of course 😀

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