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Joe Johaneman
07-28-2010, 03:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://9to5mac.com/node/20271' target='_blank'>http://9to5mac.com/node/20271</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"...following yesterday's shock victory for the jailbreaking community in the US, in comes more news saying the non-open days of the iPhone may be slowly coming to a close -- the iPhone 4 will be sold unlocked in Canada when it goes on sale on Friday."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1280278590.usr105505.jpg" style="border: 0; margin-left: 172px; margin-right: 172px;" /></p><p>In Canada, users will have their choice between Rogers, Telus and Bell as carrier. &nbsp;As a result, the iPhone 4 will be sold unlocked in Apple Stores so that users can choose their own carrier. &nbsp;They'll also be able to pull the SIM and replace it with another if they travel through countries that support GSM, which means they'll avoid roaming charges. &nbsp;Canadian iPhone 4 owners will also be able to switch providers. &nbsp;The catch: &nbsp;buying the phone unlocked means buying it unsubsidized. &nbsp;The 16 GB model will cost $659, and the 32 GB model will be $779. &nbsp;Are any of our Canadian readers planning on buying the iPhone 4 unlocked?</p>

07-28-2010, 11:45 PM
Yes, I'm planning to pay the big bucks for an unlocked iPhone 4 from the Apple Canada online store, as soon as it becomes available. Why? Because when I travel (reasonably frequently) outside BC, I'd like to be able to get a local micro-SIM card and not worry about roaming charges. On a recent visit to the States, I was charged $79 for one day's worth of roaming by Rogers on my iPhone 3GS. Also, I'm always on the upgrade path so when it comes time to sell the iPhone 4, I would expect to get more money for it being unlocked and it widens the field of potential buyers.