Factory Unlocked iPhone 4 in Canada; Is it worthwhile?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Edmoil12, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Edmoil12 macrumors member

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    Apparently the iPhone 4 is going to be sold completely unlocked and contract-free for use on any compatible carrier in Canada or internationally:

    http://store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone?mco=OTY2ODA2OQ

    The 8GB 3GS is available for C$549, so assuming the 16GB iPhone 4 is C$649, and the 32GB is C$749, would anyone pay this much for one contract free (or to import abroad)?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its well worth it IMO.
    Its only a little higher than the noncommitment price we pay here in the US for a locked iphone 4.
     
  3. Djlild7hina macrumors 6502a

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    i'm very tempted to bite since i'm getting non contract price anyways... but tax is hecka expensive in canada
     
  4. California King macrumors 65816

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    Can you actually buy from Apple's Canada website? If so, how much will it cost after taxes? Do you have to pay tariffs?
     
  5. keithano macrumors member

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    You have to have a Canada address to buy from the Apple store Canada. They will not ship to the United States.
     
  6. California King macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, that makes sense :)
     
  7. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Any Canadians around here willing to buy+ship to some Americans? I would like an estimate on how much it would cost in total.

    phone + tax + shipping + import fee? + your markup = ?
     
  8. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    I think I'll buy an unsubsidized iPhone so I cam travel with it and use whatever carrier I want. Hopefully the pricing is announced soon.
     
  9. felt. macrumors 6502a

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  10. Dan in PA macrumors regular

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    I'll probably be purchasing one from you...:p
     
  11. Nahmeanz macrumors regular

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    What is the warranty situation if I get a Canadian iPhone 4 to use in the US?
     
  12. icanhasiphone? macrumors regular

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    Same here haha. :D Either that or drive to Canada myself from San Diego lol.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Definitely worth. I paid no less than $1000 for mine. Great that I don't have to jailbreak or anything when I need to swap SIM cards when I travel.
     
  14. hNicolas macrumors 6502

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    Best news I've heard all year. It will be well worth buying from apple rather than getting stuck in a 3 year contract. Plus when I travel I can switch the micro sim to a local carrier and not have to pay the crazy roaming package available from my carrier (Rogers) $40.00 for about a half hour talk time in US + $1.00 per MB Data. As a bonus resale value will be much higher. Thank you Apple, screw Rogers, Bell, and Telus!
     

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