Canadian Dream Owners Getting Option To Switch To Magic!

Either IWMOPS (I Want My One Point Six) are some of the most persuasive and influential people I know or Rogers is one of the nicest, most customer-oriented wireless providers (Oh, that was weird, did I just use “nice” and “mobile company” in the same sentence?). The title of this article says it like it is, Rogers HTC Dream owners will have the choice of exchanging for an HTC Magic.

What sparked this decision by Rogers is that my previous article regarding IWMOPS explained what updates each of the latter HTC devices would be receiving. In short the HTC Magic will be receiving Android 2.1 software and the HTC Dream would be getting nothing due to hardware constraints. Again IWMOPS complained and asked for a resolve and what they got was the decision to switch devices to the HTC Magic. Although many will not take the offer because the main feature separating the two devices is the Dream’s physical keyboard, which for some is a must-have. The official quoted statement is as follows (@RogersMary):

It’s great to hear that everyone is pleased by HTC’s agreement to upgrade Magic to 2.1. We pushed hard on your behalf and are pleased with that part. When it comes to Dream, we share in your frustration that the device does not have the required on-board memory for an upgrade. We’ve reviewed this internally and believe that Dream users should be able to have the same HTC Android experience as those who purchased the Magic. So, we are offering our HTC Dream customers a limited time opportunity to upgrade from their current HTC Dream device to the HTC Magic.

We’re working on finalizing the details of that promotion now but wanted to let you know the great news as soon as possible. Please be patient as this is not yet available in-store, online or through customer care. I will be back next week to provide you with more information. ‬

(via AndroidForums)

Stay tuned for more information here.

Your Canadian Correspondent,


  • Tom

    Now if only T-Mobile would only offer the same for the G-1 users here in the US.

  • I wanted to make a clarification to your article. We do not have all the details yet for this exchange, so we don't actually know that it will be for "free". I would assume it would be free, since the phones both cost the same, but until we know for sure, it wold be irresponsible to potentially mislead Dream owners.

    • Was just about to post the same thing. I've assumed free as well… but i wouldn't be surprised if there was a small fee of some sort

    • I did not approve that title, it was changed from my origina that I submittedl. I will ensure it is changed.

      Thank you for pointing it out.

  • johnkzin

    That's not an "upgrade", that's a "downgrade". You're losing the keyboard.

  • @Tom: G1 owners are getting OS updates beyond 1.5. That's why Rogers customers are getting to exchange for the Magic… our Dreams (G1s) were going to be stuck on 1.5 forever.

    @johnkzin: Well, true, but it's better than being stuck on 1.5.

  • Big Ang

    Sounds like a great idea…… FOR ROGERS!

    IF they upgrade you, they'll sign you in for another 3 years. Which is great for them, cause that way you won't jump ship and go to Wind when Wind gets the Google Nexus One.

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