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Watch the 2010 World Cup on iPad with Rogers FIFA App

by on June 21st, 2010

Do you have World Cup fever? Got a headache yet from those wonderful vuvuzelas yet? Currently, CBC.ca has online streams so you can lose productivity at work. What about if you have an iPad? Well, thanks to Rogers you can now watch streaming 2010 World Cup games–but it’s only for iPad 3G customers with Rogers.

Here’s what you’ll get with the 2010 FIFA World Cup TM iPad App:

  • All 64 games available in English (including consecutive “Round of 16” broadcasts) and 56 games broadcast in French.
  • Works only for Rogers customers with an iPad 3G data plan subscription
  • Data consumed over 3G does not come from your data plan (this is nice)

This is an awesome app for iPad 3G users on Rogers’ data plans. It’s nice that your 3G data is unaffected while you watch live World Cup games. However, it’s unfortunate this free service is only available to iPad 3G users, and shuns longtime Rogers customers with Wi-Fi only iPads (and people who pay for their mobile/cable service). Upon reading some comments in the iTunes app description, there’s a lot of frustrated people out there that feel ignored.

Rogers also has an On Demand app for iPhone users (currently 654/796 people give it a 1 star rating in iTunes), but it requires a $5/month subscription to watch TV clips (like Jersey Shore from MTV) and a $10 one time fee for World Cup matches. Also, games streamed over 3G takes from your iPhone data plan. What gives with all the inconsistencies, Rogers?**Edit** Looks like the iPhone does NOT take from your 3G data bucket (thanks Rob).

What do you think? Should all Rogers customers have access to this app?

Let us know how this app works for you! Download it here (iTunes).

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