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Old Apr 19th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #11
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The Apple store will give you a SIM card for free, not sure if they still do, but I've obtained them there up to last year.

SIM cards can be assigned to an additional IMEI, however. You don't need a new SIM card to use with another phone. At least on Rogers, I just call and say I now want to use the SIM card with another phone, they register the IMEI, and it works right away. The SIM card will keep working with the first phone if you want to use that again, again, at least on Rogers. I have done this many, many times.



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That is my thought exactly..
on the other hand, maybe if you already have a bell contract with another phone and you wanted to swap between the two without having to buy another contract? I know that they charge like $30 dollars for a second sim card.
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Old Apr 19th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #12
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People buying used iphone so they can go with cheaper plans (does not require 50+/m) or prepaid, but I think Bell and Telus iphones are hard sells as they can never be unlocked and they work with less prepaid options. (Rogers iphone works with speakout/petro canada mobility)

But I think Telus and Bell's "no unlocking for off contract iphones" policy is disgusting, only happens in Canada.
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Meh, my wife and I each got a free iPhone and $400 in bill credits, plus a wicked plan on top of it.
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 07:35 AM   #14
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Meh, my wife and I each got a free iPhone and $400 in bill credits, plus a wicked plan on top of it.
I don't think so!
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 08:24 AM   #15
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I don't think so!
Not that hard when dealing with retentions.

My last deal with Rogers was a free iPhone, and $720 in bill credits.
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 10:53 AM   #16
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Not that hard when dealing with retentions.

My last deal with Rogers was a free iPhone, and $720 in bill credits.
It really is as easy as making a phone call....
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 11:06 AM   #17
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Right, you SIGN UP for another 3 years, you get an $800 phone for $50.

Or, you buy someone else's NEW $800 phone (for $450), you have no extended contract--and a new phone, new warranty, new battery, etc.

So if you're going to be with Bell for 3 years anyways, take the massively discounted phone.

If not, buy somebody's NEW $800 phone from the ehMac classifieds, or the like. No contract.

Lots of people buy locked phones.
toronto cell phones - all classifieds "locked bell iphone" - craigslist
You're mixing up apples and oranges -

We're talking about a 3-year old iphone here locked to Bell.
That iphone is used, has no warranty coverage left and has a three year old battery.

Who would buy that?
And how much would they pay?
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 11:10 AM   #18
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It really is as easy as making a phone call....
The posts in this thread have become a mix of comments talking about the iphone with different providers.
People need to state which provider they are talking about - as I understand it Bell and Telus will not unlock your iphone, Rogers will for a heafty fee.
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The posts in this thread have become a mix of comments talking about the iphone with different providers.
People need to state which provider they are talking about - as I understand it Bell and Telus will not unlock your iphone, Rogers will for a heafty fee.
I wouldn't really call $50 a "hefty" fee. Anyone buying any phone direct from a service provided should really know what they're getting into. It sucks that Bell won't unlock it, but I don't see why anyone is surprised.. It's not in Bell's best interest to unlock it.
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Check Craigslist. Check kijiji. Check eBay's "closed listings" i.e., what the phones actually sold for. Let us know what you find out.


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You're mixing up apples and oranges -

We're talking about a 3-year old iphone here locked to Bell.
That iphone is used, has no warranty coverage left and has a three year old battery.

Who would buy that?
And how much would they pay?
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