Fido and Rogers Unlimited? Browsing Plan

Rogers Detailed Plan Fido and Rogers today released their "unlimited" data plan. Which I believe is one of the major hurdles preventing the release of the iPhone in Canada.

But in classic Rogers form here are the details of who can use the data;

 Important: This plan includes unlimited on-device mobile browsing only. Plan is available on select phones only (PDAs such as Blackberry or Windows Mobile devices, PC cards and non-Rogers certified devices are not eligible). Data usage incurred on ineligible devices, incurred while tethering (using device as wireless modem for laptop) or incurred using non-Rogers (3rd party) applications downloaded to your device will be subject to pay-per-use charges of 5 cents/KB.

So the unlimited data plan only applies to those  phones that are completely useless for surfing the web and you can't install 3rd party apps (Google Maps) to use the plan. Also you have to sign a 3-year cancellation fees apply plan. This doesn't apply to video calling (who uses this anyways?) or video on demand. Really this plan is a money grab.

Pay attention, Rogers, this is what happens when you let committees decide on actions. This is the worst excuse for a plan I can remember.

Why not try this. $15 unlimited browsing (Well roughly cap it at around ~1 gig). However, require the user to use a PDA, Blackberry or new Air Card. This will drive new massive new sales of devices and encourage people to use them.

In the meantime, avoid the "unlimited" data plan, buy a PDA with WiFi and poach off your neighbours.