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Old Jun 15th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #51
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I acknowledged from the get-go that the benefit is having it factory unlocked. That covers all aspects of convenience; ability to use different SIMs from various countries/carriers, not having to worry about software updates, etc, etc.

Tangible cost difference /= convenience cost difference.
I understand what you're saying however, I feel your interpretation of cost is very narrow.
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Old Jun 15th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #52
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I understand what you're saying however, I feel your interpretation of cost is different than mine.
Agreed.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #53
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US Apple Store already showing 'Ships: By July 2nd':

iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4 - Apple Store (U.S.)
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #54
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Nope, in Europe they have pay as you go plans that include data as well. Look at the websites for at a couple of UK providers. ie. Vodafone or O2.

I'll give you an example for Vodafone.

20 Pounds (about $30) gets you:

600 minutes
3000 txts
500MB data
Wow! That's pretty good.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 01:11 AM   #55
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Wow, this is the best news I have come across all day! I currently have a life style where I live 6 months in Canada and the other in another country and also frequently travel to Europe. In Europe it is very common to just purchase cheap Pay As You Go Sim Cards with data for your cellular phone.

WOW! This is going to mean that I can actually own an iPhone 4 and not have to worry about being tied into a carrier in Canada, and actually take it with me when I leave the other 6 months and also travel to Europe. This is a win win for me, and I can't wait to plunk down the cash.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 07:25 AM   #56
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That shouldn't affect anything. I bought an unsubsidized unit last year, and I don't think Rogers is even aware of it. Unlocked units will be bought directly from Apple, not Rogers.
But 6GB plans were given to people who signed on for 3 years. No contract no 6GB plan.

And Rogers knows which phone you are using when you place your call. What you think they wouldn't you are using their network.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 08:04 AM   #57
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But 6GB plans were given to people who signed on for 3 years. No contract no 6GB plan.

And Rogers knows which phone you are using when you place your call. What you think they wouldn't you are using their network.
sure. but buying a new phone independent of them, without subsidy... how does that have ANY effect on your current plan? It does not.

Also, I don't think that they have some 007 alarm on your account so that they can terminate your 6GB data plan if you somehow end up with a new phone. Otherwise they would've discontinued mine, on my 4x3G replacements, my unsubsidized 3GS + 1 replacement there.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 09:00 AM   #58
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32GB iPhone 4 $299
1 month cheapest Robbers plan $50
Activation charge: $35
ECF $400
Taxes: $101.92
Spending an hour on the phone with some dude in india trying to cancel: $100 (your time)


Walking into an Apple Store and buying an unlocked iPhone without all that crap: Priceless

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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 09:45 AM   #59
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But 6GB plans were given to people who signed on for 3 years. No contract no 6GB plan.

And Rogers knows which phone you are using when you place your call. What you think they wouldn't you are using their network.
I've been through this before when Palm released their first TREO I ordered an unlocked version from the U.S. and stuck my Rogers SIM card in and used it for 2 years before I broke the screen. Rogers has no problem with you paying your bill month to month regardless of the device you are using. I frequently take advantage of my 6 gig data that expires in 2011 to put the SIM into an unlocked Rocket stick...no problem at all. I just ordered an unlocked MiFi unit to do the same thing. I need to get an adaptor to deal with the different sized SIMs.

There is no problem going unlocked...just increasing freedom to do what we want with the services we pay for.

If anything I think the new entrants will be thinking about selling SIM's at a discount. So we'll probably see Mobilicity, Wind and Public Mobile coming up with an offering once they get their networks groomed and stable.

I'm looking forward to 6 gigs for $20!!! It can be done.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 10:32 AM   #60
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If anything I think the new entrants will be thinking about selling SIM's at a discount. So we'll probably see Mobilicity, Wind and Public Mobile coming up with an offering once they get their networks groomed and stable.

I'm looking forward to 6 gigs for $20!!! It can be done.
Except for the fact that apple's hardware is incompatible with Wind, Mobilicity & Public.
Maybe in the future there'll be another iPhone that works on AWS.
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