Canadian iPhone 4
OK so our iPhone 4 is supposed to arrive here next Friday July 30th. So what are you getting unlocked or not? Where you planning to get it? I'd love to meet some peeps from the forums so if you'll be around Eaton Center I'll be there. I'm not sure how early I plan to be there yet it depends on what order and shipping options are offered.
I'm getting an unlocked one, Eaton Center, not sure how early I plan to be there yet.
- 07-22-2010, 07:38 PM #2
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- 07-22-2010, 09:03 PM #5
Anyway, I was shopping at Yorkdale yesterday and I popped in to Rogers to ask if they knew if they'd have the white models there on the 30th, and the girl said she doesn't see why not, but she also didn't know about the white delay at all. In any case, she actually checked my upgrade eligibility, and it turns out I am eligible for the new contract price, just like I was last year! And she said they are going to call me when they get 32GB white iPhone 4s in and keep one for me so I don't have to wait in line!
Left me feeling pretty optimistic. If they don't have the white ones yet, I will wait.
- 07-22-2010, 09:10 PM #6
All phones in Canada now have to be unlocked because of new legislation. I called Rogers about this wondering if I have to buy direct from Apple Canada to have an unlocked phone, and I was told that they have to sell all new phones unlocked because of this.
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- 07-23-2010, 01:56 AM #10iPhone Newbie
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Bill C-560 is only in its first reading and far from law. If it were, all cell phones would be unlocked.
So if you want an unlocked iPhone 4 you either have to buy it at the Apple Store, or order it from the Apple online store (once it's available).
I also heard about the Bill but didn't think it was law yet so I didn't mention it. So here's what I know from the Bill which is exciting when you buy your phone from the carrier it will still be locked for the term of your contract however once the contract is up you can ask the carrier to unlock the phone and they will have to do it for free. If you are buying a phone from the carrier for full price you can ask them to unlock it and they must do it and again for free I'm sorry if it's in the info linked but anyway it's out there. So anyone else going to Eaton Center?
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Another good thing about this new law, is that for people who buy the iPhone 4 for the full price from a carries will be able to get it unlocked later. In any way I think i will not risk it and to the Apple store. I don't want to end up with another $800 locked iPhone.
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- 07-24-2010, 02:08 AM #19
None the less with Apple you never know. Their announcement doesn't say the white phone won't be released in the US. Seems if that were the case, that is what the announcement would say.
- 07-24-2010, 10:24 AM #20
Maybe the issue is not actually getting the color right. Maybe it is an issue of the type of paint not meeting some safety spec or its too toxic for America but other countries allow it? Ya know like a lead based paint or something?
Or maybe it's radio active! Canadians beware. I have heard the Canada is not Jobs' favorite place!
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- 07-24-2010, 03:25 PM #24
Not to say that other counties are more lax or not. Just different. Some countries allow certain things while others don't. I was only speculating as to why apple has been having such a hard time with the white one.
If you do get the white one first, fantastic!!! I hope it is perfect. No hard feelings, eh?
- 07-24-2010, 04:14 PM #25