Updates on data rates.

# the iPhone launches in London today. The kicker: *cough* Unlimited data on all plans. Starting at 35£. There were two iphones and democamp last night, you can unlock them and work them in Canada, though Jevon had smartly turned off EDGE at the border.

# Bell has a new data plan for PC cards, modems and something called Voyageur. That something obviously has something to do with beaver pelts and the market for fur hats. One think is clear, if you are looking for flat rate data on an actual mobile device (RIM/Palm etc.) you are still out of luck. Don’t for get that voice minutes and $9 system access fee is additional.

#Telus now has a $100 plan that gets you a gigabyte/month which is an improvement of sorts though short of a bargain. They’re also offering an odd ball connect day plan with unlimited wireless or hotspot access … any 10 days of the month. What happens on the other days? Maybe we are busy turning into pumpkins.

# Rogers/Fido, still sitting pretty on their GSM monopoly, hasn’t budged an inch. Still at some point I shall have to update my famous bar chart on mobile data rates.

# On Thursday, Pierre Karl Peladeau of Quebecor will be speaking in Toronto [upcoming.org] on ” Why Pay More & Get Less? Taking on Canada’s Protected Wireless Market”. I’ll be bringing coverage.