Help a dummy out. Taking an iPhone to Canada

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Becky2010, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Becky2010 macrumors newbie

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    My husband is going to be in Canada for a few weeks at a time over the next few months, and wants to bring his iPhone. We're trying to figure out how he can use it without incurring those $2,000 bills. I just want to make sure I have it straight. I've checked the forums here, and I know how annoying it is to have 58 threads about the same topic, so if this has all been covered, can someone point me to the right thread?

    It says that you don't need International Roaming in Canada - so does he need to sign up for ATT Canada's plan? And if he pays for a Data Global plan, how does he know how many MB he's using? Is 50MB enough to check and send email 20 times a day, as long as he doesn't download attachments?

    Thanks in advance. I'm having a hard time figuring this out. :eek:
    AT&T® Canada™ $3.99 per month
    With AT&T Canada, get our lowest rates when you travel to or call Canada.*
    Call 1-800-331-0500 to sign up now.
    59¢ per minute while roaming in Canada
    19¢ per minute when calling from the U.S.
    *Outside this destination, standard rates apply.

    And

    Data Global Plans for iPhones
    Keep up with email and browse the web with your iPhone when you travel abroad.
    While using data on iPhone (either voice or data usage, including data usage incurred from delivery of Visual Voicemail messages+) is unlimited within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, international data roaming can get expensive quickly as international roaming rates apply. Consider that opening an email with a 5 megapixel picture in it, or downloading a 3 minute video on YouTube each takes about 2MB of data. That's why AT&T has created two Data Global Plans for iPhones with lower rates in 36 countries*.
    There are two packages available:

    $24.99/month: 20MB Data Global Plan gives you 20MB** of usage within 36 countries*
    $59.99/month: 50MB Data Global Plan gives you 50MB*** of usage within 36 countries*
     
  2. McGiord, Mar 17, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011
  3. Becky2010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Canada EH!!!
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    Then you will have to purchase a plan from your american service provider and use it when your in Canada. Probably would be cheaper to "hack" the phone and get a Rogers SIM when your in Canada. If you don't want to hack it, then your probably SOL.

    Cheers.
    :):apple:
     

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