Hello all...i am traveling to Canada in a few weeks and was wondering if the iPhone was considered a "World Phone"??? I want to buy a Canadian Pre-paid Sim Card and use it on this phone so i dont have to worry about Roaming Charges...i am currently with T-Mobile, if that matters...please, all suggestions are appreciated...Thank you
This is just something i found while browsing:
ekit prepaid USA SIM card - calling in Canada and USA - eBay (item 140299479908 end time Oct-03-09 04:52:14 PDT)
Last edited by Hack-My-I; 09-25-2009 at 05:54 PM.
- 09-25-2009, 08:09 PM #2TiPb Fourm Staff
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Pretty sure your phone will work just fine with your SIM..
I'm not sure about a Canadian Pre-paid SIM card.. I would assume it would work but don't quote me.
The iPhone Blog Editor in Chief Rene Ritchie lives in Canada and is an iPhone user of course, so I'm sure he could answer your question better. Maybe try emailing or PMing him?
- 09-25-2009, 10:21 PM #3
The iPhone is a GSM phone, so it will roam in Canada on our GSM network Rogers/Fido. (Most of the world is GSM, which is what lets the same iPhone be sold in 70 countries).
However, a Rogers/Fido SIM won't work in an AT&T iPhone because that iPhone is carrier-locked to AT&T (Rogers iPhones won't work on AT&T or even Fido for the same reason).
So, unless you Jailbreak and Unlock your iPhone, you'll be stuck using your AT&T SIM and paying the roaming charges. You can get roaming plans from AT&T, but they're fairly expensive in their own right.
Don't even try data unless you're unlocked. It will cost you a fortune. Wifi will be your new best friend.