Rogers REDUCING Visual Voicemail Storage For iPhone Users…. WTF?

This doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.

Rogers has announced that as of October 1st, the amount of space that Visual Voicemail users (meaning iPhone users) get is going to be reduced.

Currently this is what you get if you subscribe to Visual Voicemail:

Storage of unheard messages: 30 Days

Storage of heard messages: 30 Days

Number of messages stored: Up to 50 Voice Messages at 5 minutes each.

As of October 1st, this is what you’ll get:

Storage of unheard messages: 10 Days

Storage of heard messages: 10 Days

Number of messages stored: Up to 35 Voice Messages at 5 minutes each.

If you do the math, the amount of time that you’ll get to keep messages has been cut by two thirds and the amount of space has been cut by about a third. I’m also going to take a wild guess that you’ll still be charged the same dollar amount for having Visual Voicemail. Oh yeah, with apologies to Steve Jobs, there’s one more thing:

On the day the changes take effect, any message that has been deposited in your voicemail box more than 20 days prior, will be deleted. Messages beyond the maximum number of 35 allowable, but less than 20 days old, will remain, but you will need to delete messages to allow for any new additional messages.

Lovely.

Here’s why I don’t get this:

  1. As far as I can tell regular and enhanced voicemail services haven’t been changed. Meaning if you don’t have an iPhone, you have nothing to worry about. That somehow doesn’t seem quite fair. Perhaps there’s a really logical reason for this that someone can explain to me.
  2. Why would Rogers risk ticking off the Apple fanboi community in Canada with a move like this? Once the news starts to spread, you know that it will start a major PR nightmare for Rogers. They’ve been through this once before. Why even go there again?

I’m just going to sit back and watch the “fun” from a distance as this is going to get very interesting in a hurry.

One Response to “Rogers REDUCING Visual Voicemail Storage For iPhone Users…. WTF?”

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