When the iPhone 3G launched, you could only get one if you were a new customer or an existing customer that hadn’t upgraded their handset in the last 12 month period, regardless of how much your monthly bill was. You couldn’t even pay the full amount to get one without a contract.
After seeing it mentioned on a number of forums, it appears that Rogers has changed that eligibility from 12 months down to 3 months. My wife who had upgraded in March of this year, would have had to wait until March 2009 to get one but I was able to successfully order one for her today (16gb for $349) and it’s shipping out on Monday.
So if you’ve been thinking you weren’t eligible to get an iPhone and wanted one, simply log into your Rogers online account and choose ‘upgrade my phone’ – if it shows an iPhone as an option, you should be able to do it online, on the phone or in store (fastest).
I’m not a Fido customer so I can’t confirm this is true with them but I presume since they are owned by Rogers, the same rule would now apply if you’re with Fido.
Just in time to grab that $30/6gb data plan before it expires at the end of this month.