Using an iPhone in Canada

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spacecomplex, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. spacecomplex macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2008
    If I have an American iPhone and I use it only for calls and text messages in canada, will I escape a giant bill?

    I don't plan on using e-mail, maps, or the internet at all, but I'm worried I might still see some fees.

    I understand that there will be international roaming on calls, but does the iPhone automatically use the edge or can I turn it off?
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    You have to do it manually. It's in Settings > General > Network. If it's already off, you should be golden.
  3. atropos macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2003
    Ottawa, ON; Alhambra, CA
    There is several plan you can sign up with, such as 3.99 Canada Roaming plan from ATT and 20 sth roaming data plan too~ just call them and ask if you really need to use roaming in Canada~ in fact the ATT's roaming data charge actually is cheaper than local service provider..... doesn't make sense indeed.
  4. chuckles:) macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2006
    Or you could unlock your phone and use it on a canadian GSM carrier (Fido/Rogers) no problem.
  5. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Not where you live.
    This is by far the best solution.

    A friend of mine did it at work and it took literally less than 5 minutes.


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