When is iPhone coming to Canada?

canuck

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i want to get an iPhone but i have no idea when it is coming to canada
 

iversonjai

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never...
go to the states to buy 1 and have it unlocked...
that's what i did...
there is no way the iPhone will be "officialy" available in canada given the fact that their data transfer fees are sky-high (because of the lack of competition). They won't lower the price since there is really no demand for it.
 

canuck

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never...
go to the states to buy 1 and have it unlocked...
that's what i did...
there is no way the iPhone will be "officialy" available in canada given the fact that their data transfer fees are sky-high (because of the lack of competition). They won't lower the price since there is really no demand for it.

how do you unlock an iPhone now?
 

greenjbhsd

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Last I heard Apple was talking to Rogers about it. I am not sure on the data part, but Apple supposedly said that they want to get the European launch out there then they plan to come back around to the "smaller" markets.
 

canuck

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Last I heard Apple was talking to Rogers about it. I am not sure on the data part, but Apple supposedly said that they want to get the European launch out there then they plan to come back around to the "smaller" markets.
hasn't iPhone aready been in the european market?
 

greenjbhsd

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hasn't iPhone aready been in the european market?
I think they are still in the process of rolling it out to all the regions they want to cover there. I don't think the roll out is complete (such as the sticking points they have hit in France).
 

marktang

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unless rogers does something bout their data plan i don't see iPhone coming to canada anytime soon.
 

canuck

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unless rogers does something bout their data plan i don't see iPhone coming to canada anytime soon.
what is the data plan? and why does it casue a problem?
 

marktang

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because no one wants to pay like 200+ for data a month. and we don't even have unlimited data where as in the US there is unlimited data for like $20 i think.
 

greenjbhsd

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I do remember that roaming data in Vancouver was major expensive, granted roaming was associated with it, but still, did not expect one day there to run up 80 dollars in expense. I am just glad I did not use it like I normally would have. I checked mail 3 times (and read them) and updated the weather each time as well.
 

ravman

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Apple doesn't have "Canadian Experience", so I doubt if they will come up there. The word competition don't mean much in Canada. Unionised monopolies are the way to go.
 

seb481

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i want to get an iPhone but i have no idea when it is coming to canada
If iPhone doesn't go to Canada, Canada won't be able to go to iPhone without a valid passport.

I know I'm stupid, sometimes! :p
 
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Canada was supposed to get the iPhone before Europe but talks broke down because of Roger's reluctance to reduce data fees and introduce an unlimited plan.

I don't think the iPhone makes much sense without an unlimited data plan so I really do hope Rogers relents. Until then, i'll keep to my Wifi. Much faster than Edge anyways and downtown montreal is full of it.