Rogers Magic and Dream

Remember how there were a whole bunch of people on Canada's Rogers network who were upset they were going to be stuck with Android 1.5 on the HTC Dream? And remember how Rogers made everybody all warm and fuzzy by saying they could upgrade to an HTC Magic for free, and that they were working on the details?

Well, they've worked 'em out. It sounds worse than it is, however.

  • You can upgrade to a Magic for free, all right, but you're going to have to renew your contract and the Canadian-standard three-year plan begins again.
  • This applies for those who activated a new HTC Dream before Jan. 1, 2010.
  • You must upgrade to the Magic by Jan. 26, 2010.
  • The upgrades have to be done through Rogers' Customer Care (888-Rogers1).

Because most Dream customers aren't too far into their current contracts, the extension likely will only mean an extra seven months or so. Basically, the clock is reset. And when you're already signed on for 36 months, what's another half-year, huh?

Edit: Clarified the headline some. [Via MobileSyrup]