Canadian needs to use voice/data iPhone in USA for 6 months?

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  1. imorton, Jul 21, 2011
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    imorton macrumors 6502

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    I have a canadian friend who wants to do the "snowbird thing" and spend his winter months travelling with a camper thru various US states.

    He would like to use an Iphone in the US for the 6 winter months. He would like to have a voice/data/tethering plan while he travels throughout the USA.

    Does anybody have any ideas how he would accomplish this, and what kind of short term (6 month) plans or pre-paid options available?

    Any idea as to the amount of voice/data plans would @ cost?

    He has a locked canadian iPhone4 at the present moment, would it be able to be un-locked, or jail-broken, and used thru ATT?

    Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts on this. :)
     
  2. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    His best bet is to unlock his iPhone 4 with a Gevey SIM and get a pre-paid with AT&T or something. International rates are exorbitant, especially with data. I live in Canada (Telus) and when I visited Florida, my data rates were $3.00/MB. :eek: Needless to say, I grabbed a $20 unlimited international text plan and stuck with that for the few weeks I was there and turned off my cellular data. :p
     
  3. imorton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, $3.00/MB, that's more expensive than gold.... :)

    I wonder if there are any other options for a 6 month snowbird to use while travelling with an RV thru the USA?
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes the other option was in the first sentece of his respose, its called a Gevey Sim, it lets you put SIM cards from other carriers, so your friend could get a ATT SIM and use that while he is in the US
     
  5. imorton thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply, and I searched the Gevey SIM, sounds good.

    Now if my friend is in the US, what type of voice/data (min 2 Gig/month) plans or pre-paid are available for 6 month stays...?
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    im not sure about that maybe ATT has something for people like that i know many canadians go south for 6 months at a time so there must be some kind of plan for them or maybe its a full contract and they can suspend it for a few months he is back in Canada
     

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