WhooHoo! After waiting for many moons, my iPhone is finally up and running with SaskTel! Yanked out the Rogers sim, popped in the shiny new SaskTel chip and away we go.
I didn't get to set up a data plan yet (tomorrow), but here's hoping it's a smooth activation. Their $40 smartphone plan claims to have unlimited data, but I'm guessing there's a cap hidden in the fine print somewhere. Tethering and US roaming charges are beyond stupid for pricing, but if unlimited really is unlimited it'll be a good plan nonetheless.
Yes, but the $40 does not seem to include a voice plan which you are required to have. At the very least that'll cost another $15. So $55 per month isn't that much different than anywhere else. Unlimited data is a little bit of a marketing ploy as very few people ever break the 6gig mark. In fact the majority of users will never have a need for more than a gig of data.
Wo0t! And now data is up and running. I had to google around a bit to find the correct APN, as for some reason whenever I Reset Network Settings I get the following entered under the Cellular Network Data section:
Interesting thread. I was going to get an iPhone to replace my blackberry (can upgrade as of today) but people with Sasktel said at least a year before the 3G service is all over Saskatchewan, just in the cities and major towns isn't good enough for me. I will upgrade to a new blackberry for now and look to an iPhone in two years. Was really hoping for an iPhone 4 though...
15.4" MacBook Pro 2.6 Ghz i7, 8GB, 750G, I gig video card 10.8.4; 32G WiFi iPad, ATV 2, & 16 gig iPod Touch
Rats: My bill with voice should be around $75 tax paid for my iPhone. I'm currently at ~$115/month for three phones, and adding the $40 smartphone package onto one of them shouldn't take it over $75 (I hope).