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Candian Consumers to Rogers: Stop being Jerks, Part 2

In the wake of the new Rogers iPhone data plans, there is an online movement afoot, imploring Apple God Steve Jobs to please intervene on the behalf of 20,000 Canadian consumers who are being bled dry by high cost. As I mentioned in Part 1, if you can’t get full internet/video capability then it’s just another crappy phone. I’m disappointed in Rogers who should have taken this opportunity to endear themselves to customers by providing them with the best iPhone experience ever.

Instead, people are getting annoyed and turning to the web. RuinediPhone, has started an online petition that has gathered over 28,000 signatures since it was launched on June 27th. The petition will be sent to Steve Jobs & Rogers on July 11th and is a protest against the fees.

The open letter states:

Dear Steve,

My name is James and I would like to thank you for creating the wonderful iPhone device. We really think that you will change the world with it, just as you changed the world with the iPod. We were so happy to learn that on July 11th, we would finally be able to buy the iPhone and legally use it in Canada.

To our great disappointment, Rogers Communications Inc. has announced VERY unfair rates in comparison to AT&T in the United States and to other authorized wireless service providers around the world. As a result, a consumer movement was born yesterday (June 27th) in protest against these rates.

More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition to help make a difference and the list is growing rapidly. In the last 72 hours, the website has had 150,000 unique visitors from around the world supporting Canadian consumers. There are a vast number of Canadians that would take the opportunity to buy an iPhone at $199CAD but these new plans have put it out of reach for many.

I would like to invite you to take a look at all these disappointed people at www.ruinediphone.com.

I was going to buy an iPhone for me, my girlfriend and my family.

Now, sadly, I cannot afford the plan.

I hope you can do something Steve; we are loyal customers and trust that you will. We don’t want to lose faith in Apple.

Thank you,
James Hallen
Representing more than 20,000 Canadian consumers

RuinedIphone.com

Sign the Petition. I don’t think Rogers will care but it might make us all feel better!

Join me in a prayer:

If you’re out there, and you can hear me, save us Google!!

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