Rogers “Rocket Hub” to launch around Nov. 3rd for $149.99

Rogers Hub

Thanks to “Treatz” we’ve been forwarded a bit more information on the upcoming Rogers Rocket Hub. This is the Ericsson product that gives you a wireless or voice connection when you cannot find one. The expected official launch is on or around Tuesday, November 3rd on the following Voice and Data pricing:

2-year contract: $149.99 (there will be no 3-year contract)
No contract: $399.99
$50.00 up to 3GB of data
$60.00 3GB to 5GB
$75.00 5GB to 10GB

Data only (Flex Plan)
$35.00 0 to 3GB
$45.00 3GB to 5GB
$60.00 5GB to 10GB

– Data will also flex on your usage, voice won’t flex as it’s local UL
– You get unlimited voice minutes for local calls
– You can get unlimited Canadian Long Distance for $20.00
– The Sim card will be locked to the unit
– International roaming and voice minutes are disabled on these accounts
– The hub needs juice, so it’s a fixed installation. If the power goes out the net/phone does not work.
– There will be a battery pack as an accessory coming
– the hub is cellular voice, not VoIP of the next UMA
– the Hub doesn’t require a cable / DSL connection
– the Hub has standard network jack so you can hook up non WiFi devices directly to it to have data access
– Device is optimized for 10 devices, but can and will take more as long as the connection and network can take it
– average usages during the test period was 3GB
– this is cellular so if you activate a Toronto CTN and take it to the cottage you can call out and around the cottage local but incoming calls are Long Distance. so you may want to activate a “cottage #”
– it’s a 7.2Meg compliant device

More soon!
(Thanks Treatz!)