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Unlocked iPhone 4 for Canadians and Britons

The iPhone 4 is a pretty nice piece of hardware but because of an exclusivity contract with AT&T, anyone who wants it has to move to the network and a lot of people are just not willing to do that. However, if you're really desperate, you might consider a trip north of the border to pick one up.

Similar to a deal recently announced for the UK, Apple is offering Canadian customers the chance to purchase the phone directly from Apple.ca. You can sign up with whatever carrier you want for whatever service you want. Doesn't that sound great?

iPhone 4 uses a Micro-SIM, just like the iPad, but a MicroSim is just a regular SIM without the extra plastic. With a bit of elbow grease and precision, you can file your own SIM down to size and use it in your unlocked iPhone 4.

No word on pricing yet but considering the unlocked 8GB iPhone 3GS costs $549, we're going to guess somewhere in the region of $749 for the iPhone 4. And even then we get the distinct feeling that that's a little optimistic.

Unless Apple is only taking credit cards with Canadian addresses attached or isn't selling them at all in their brick-and-mortar stores, we don't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to take a little trip to Canada and pick one of these up.

  • mlopinto2k1
    Hey Tom's, nice ad that pops up. Right in the center of everyone's screen.
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  • trekker9876
    Unlocked iPhone 4 for Canadians and Britons

    What and/or who are Britons? If you mean the people who live in Britain, then the spelling is Britains
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  • JMcEntegart
    trekker9876What and/or who are Britons? If you mean the people who live in Britain, then the spelling is Britains
    Britons are people, they come from Great Britain. 'Britains' is not a word.
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  • batkerson
    Hey, mlopinto2k1, I don't get no freakin pop-ups in the middle of my screen. Tweak Firefox, pal.

    b.a.
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  • ngom52
    trekker9876Unlocked iPhone 4 for Canadians and BritonsWhat and/or who are Britons? If you mean the people who live in Britain, then the spelling is Britains
    "Britains" ain't a word pal, it's either British people or Britons
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  • waylander
    Canadians for the win... well... at least once. Has to happen once in a while.
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  • One retailer has it listed in Sweden as well, for ~$1250. o.O

    On the other hand the unlocked price of the iPhone 3G and 3GS is quite ridiculous as well when I look at it.
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  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    waylanderCanadians for the win... well... at least once. Has to happen once in a while.
    We win in unlocked phone availability. Which we've had for many years.

    But our phone plans fail majorly in comparison to what US plans offer.
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  • Pyroflea
    WHAT? Canadians get an advantage in something to due with the market? What in god's name is happening...
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  • lonepasserby
    That's new, I've opened an Apple related article without the usual bashing. Oh, wait.

    iHate in 3...2...1...
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