iPhone activation using Rogers in Canada

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Patchfoo, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Patchfoo macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I am looking into getting an iPhone in Ontario but I don't currently have a cell phone with Rogers (I use Bell). If I were to buy an iPhone, unlock it and all that, what is the next step? Do I walk into a local Rogers store and ask them to give me a SIM card? (not likely...) Surely one of you Canadian iPhone owners has gotten one before you got a Rogers account.

    I know that one option is to buy a phone and then take the SIM card, but that's going to cost me lots of (possibly unnecessary) money.
  2. DefCon65 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2007
    I just walked into the Rogers store and asked for a new account. Told them I had a phone and they gave me a sim (well, for $30) and activated the account.

  3. Patchfoo thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Wow thanks!

    That's certainly useful information.

    One more thing I'd like to know is if you needed to get a contract for the account or pay as you go or (hopefully) just signed up for a plan without a contract?
  4. adamyoshida macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2006
    You can do either. I did the same thing - walked into a Rogers store and asked if they'd sell me a sim card.
  5. LSR macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2007
    Do they activate your SIM in the store. What about not having a IMEI # of a Rogers Phone? Thanks for the help.
  6. kunaalarria macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2007
    yeah they will activat eit in store with whatever plan you want...and without contract (FREEDOM!! lol) .. ive done it a few times.. just ask them for a sim card
    the IMEI, they just put 9999999999 or something if its not a "rogers" phone

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