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View Full Version : Oh Canada, You Get Unlocked iPhones Too

Jeff Campbell
06-16-2010, 02:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/06/15/uk.french.canadian.devices.usable.anywhere/' target='_blank'>http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/06...sable.anywhere/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"When the iPhone 4 and 8GB iPhone 3GS launch in the country in July, Canada will finally get its first unlocked iPhones, an Apple FAQ confirms. Although people can already buy iPhones there from multiple carriers, including Bell, Rogers, Telus and Virgin Mobile, models have so far been limited to ones locked to their original vendors. The unlocked option will be available through Apple's online store."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1276645504.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>They will also be usable worldwide with many GSM carriers. All you have to do is put in a micro SIM from the carrier and configure in iTunes. Just like they do in Europe, wonder if we will ever get that flexibility here?&nbsp;</p>

06-16-2010, 06:27 PM
Not as long as AT&T are the only carrier. Everyone said it would fail when Google did it for the Nexus One but it seems ok for Apple to do it according to every article I read. How quickly the tables turn. It's still going to cost 'an arm and a leg' for an unlocked iphone so what's the difference? The 3gs is the same cost as a Nexus One and it's older generation. From other Canadians I've spoken to, it's a big hill battle to pay over $500 for a phone, no one cares unless you're a geek.