Here in Vancouver at pacific center mall corp. store.
I was told that Fido will no longer carry the iPhone for 2009
He stated that all the particulars are being sorted, As to if the current model of the 3G iPhone will no longer be sold or is it that fido will not get the 2K9 model of the iPhone slated for release of fall next year.
He stated that it no longers fits into the portfolio marketing scheme of fido and that carrying high end phones is not the path that fido is headed on.
appearently the only high end phone we will see from fido next year is the Razr2 V9x slated for release within weeks and a samsung coming in december or jan.
Any insiders care to share insight.
I have known this employee of fido for years and I dont belive he would lie or give out rumours for the sake of being in the know. I think there is some truth to this and is is being reveiwed at fido as we speak.
This wouldn't surprise me one bit. I was actually surprised that they kept the iPhone in their line-up of phones given the recent re-branding of the Fido name. It doesn't make sense to be a no-frills company selling an iPhone. I have no idea if there is any truth to thus rumour, but IMO it makes sense.
If they are going to cut it off, they shouldn't have rebranded the end of the iPhone commercials to include the new Fido logo then. But I wouldn't be surprised if the iPhone is discontinued from Fido anyways
I disagree with the fact that Fido is a low budget brand. I know many people that went to the Iphone with Fido, even more than Rogers people. I just wonder in the 250K Iphones sold this year in Canada, how many of them have been sold by Fido?
Fido's new logo is up on the Apple site for the iPhone...
2010 = Sony Ericsson x10a, iPhone 4 32GB
2009 = iPhone 3G (White), Blackberry 8900, HTC Dream, Blackberry 9000, Blackberry Bold 9700
2008 = Sony Ericsson w810i, Nokia N95-3, Nokia E71-2, Blackberry Bold
2007 = Nokia 5300, Nokia N73ME, Sony Ericsson W580i, Sony Ericsson K850i
2006 = Samsung A740, Samsung D600, Samsung D900, Samsung A900, Nokia 3220
Fido was always Rogers' budget brand since they bought them out. We got the iphone this time around, why would we not get the next one? I think iphone is going to be one of those models that will be shared across the board for rogers/fido. Cutting out a portion of their market for one of their highest selling handsets makes no sense.
They're going to be supporting iPhones on their network for years and years to come because of this round's sales. I don't see why they won't offer upgrades when the next one comes around. Last time I checked, Rogers likes money.
Current arsenal: iPhone 5 16GB / iPad 2 WIFI 16GB / Apple TV 2 / Slingbox Solo / Acer Aspire Z5610 touchscreen all-in-one / Acer Aspire netbook
Fallen soldiers: iPhone 4S 16GB / iPhone 4 16GB / iPhone 3G 8GB / BlackBerry Pearl 8100 / Motorola L6 SLVR / Nokia 5190, 3390, 8390, 3220 / Ericsson T18z / Mitsubishi G310 / Motorola C333 / Sony Ericsson T237