Rogers and Apple to Bring iPhone 3G to Canada on July 11

    WWDC SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Rogers
 Communications and Apple(R) today announced that the highly anticipated
 iPhone(TM) 3G will be available in Canada on July 11. iPhone 3G combines
 all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice
 as fast(x) as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded
 location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes
 support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third
 party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK.
     "Rogers has a long history of bringing Canadians the very best in
 wireless services, networks and handset innovations," said Rob Bruce,
 president, Rogers Wireless. "With iPhone 3G, we will provide our customers
 with an amazing mobile experience over Canada's fastest wireless network."
     "We're excited to be working with Rogers to bring iPhone 3G to Canada,"
 said Tim Cook, Apple's COO. "We can't wait to get this revolutionary phone
 in the hands of even more people around the world." iPhone 3G will operate
 on Rogers' High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless network, the fastest
 mobile network in Canada. HSPA is nationally available in the top Canadian
 urban centers from Vancouver to Halifax, covering more than 60 percent of
 the population. iPhone 3G will also operate on Roger's coast-to-coast
 GSM/EDGE network, proven to be the country's most reliable wireless
 network. Starting July 11, iPhone 3G will sell for $199 for the 8Gb model
 and $299 for the 16Gb model, on a three-year plan. More details on price
 plans and retail availability will be available soon.
     (x) Based on 3G and EDGE testing. Actual speeds vary by site
     Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and
 media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications
 services through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider and the
 operator of the country's only Global System for Mobile Communications
 ("GSM") based network. Through Cable and Telecom we are one of Canada's
 largest providers of cable television, cable telephony and high-speed
 Internet access, and are also a full-service, facilities-based
 telecommunications alternative to the traditional telephone companies.
 Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting,
 televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports
 entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:
 RCI.A and RCI.B), and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:   RCI). For
 further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
 Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the
 Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with
 its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and
 professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media
 revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online
 store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary

SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.

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