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Rogers Unlimited Social Networking and Mobile Browsing Add-on

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Rogers Unlimited Social Networking and Mobile Browsing Add-on

My wife and I are rockin' the Rogers network with an unlocked iPhone 3G and an unlocked Nokia X3. I just saw that Rogers offers a Monthly Unlimited Social Networking and Mobile Browsing Add-on for $10/month. I'm considering switching to that plan from my 25.00/mo 500MB data plan.

Rogers describes the plan as follows:

"Save with a $10/month Unlimited Social Networking and Mobile Browsing Add-on.2 Get unlimited social networking, mobile browsing and application use for the month, Get this add-on in a Value Pack to save even more!"

When I look at the fine print, it tells me that this add-on
"Includes unlimited on-device mobile browsing, excluding tethering (use of device as wireless modem) on select Rogers certified devices. Usage subject to Rogers Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy, rogers.com/terms. Data transmission charges of 3¢/kB apply when roaming."

So my questions are:
- what's a "Rogers certified device?" Do they have some way of checking that I'm actually using a "certified device?"
- do they actually monitor traffic to check if I'm using "on-device mobile browsing?" What happens if I do other things (tether, download files, etc.) over this service

Any help you could offer would be much appreciated
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josephby wrote:
Jul 7th, 2010 7:20 pm
My wife and I are rockin' the Rogers network with an unlocked iPhone 3G and an unlocked Nokia X3. I just saw that Rogers offers a Monthly Unlimited Social Networking and Mobile Browsing Add-on for $10/month. I'm considering switching to that plan from my 25.00/mo 500MB data plan.

Rogers describes the plan as follows:

"Save with a $10/month Unlimited Social Networking and Mobile Browsing Add-on.2 Get unlimited social networking, mobile browsing and application use for the month, Get this add-on in a Value Pack to save even more!"

When I look at the fine print, it tells me that this add-on
"Includes unlimited on-device mobile browsing, excluding tethering (use of device as wireless modem) on select Rogers certified devices. Usage subject to Rogers Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policy, rogers.com/terms. Data transmission charges of 3¢/kB apply when roaming."

So my questions are:
- what's a "Rogers certified device?" Do they have some way of checking that I'm actually using a "certified device?"
- do they actually monitor traffic to check if I'm using "on-device mobile browsing?" What happens if I do other things (tether, download files, etc.) over this service

Any help you could offer would be much appreciated
Answer #1: The way I understand it is that a Rogers certified device is a device that is locked to Rogers. However, I don't think the phone really matters if it is locked to Rogers or not.

Answer #2: I am sure they monitor what your viewing and the usage. However, you can't tether or download large files with this package. It is simply for Facebook and Twitter updates and general web browsing on your device. If you are planning on downloading torrents and usenet using this package then you are in for a bit of a surprise as it won't work. This package is exactly what the title says it is. It is for light usage on the go.
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iphone will not work with UMB feature, the only 2 smart phones that UMB will work with are the N95 and nokia 5800 ( although I'm no expert) they use the IMEI to authorize the feature. Some people have been able to add UMB to non rogers phones but I have seen no proof. tethering is NOT included although there is a few ways around this (joikuspot). I am sure someone who is more informed will help you out.


*edit* this topic would get a lot better info in the cell phone section

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread. ... rfing-plan link for UMB topic on HOFO 61 pages
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So I have the 15 dollar 150 meg data plan. I pretty much just surf webpages like espn, facebook, email, redflagdeals etc. Is the 10 dollar plan the way to go then? I never stream videos from youtube using the data plan.
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bobbings wrote:
Jul 7th, 2010 8:55 pm
Is the 10 dollar plan the way to go then? .
as long as you have a dumb phone then yes
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penguin318 wrote:
Jul 7th, 2010 8:56 pm
as long as you have a dumb phone then yes
I guess no for me then. I'm using the X10
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Yep. You need a dumb phone. This add-on worked on my K790 but not my E71 (it used to).

Roger certified device means a device bought from Rogers but it doesn't need to be locked AFAIK. Rogers checks the phones IMEI to verify this.
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