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iPhone confirmed for more Canadian carriers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Oct 2009 16:24 User comments (8)

iPhone confirmed for more Canadian carriers Apple has announced that the iPhone will be headed to Canadian carriers Bell and Telus beginning next month, meaning Rogers will no longer have exclusivity in the nation.
Both carriers confirmed the move this morning, and say both the iPhone 3G and 3GS will be available next month, although price for the models, or data plans, were not given.

Until recently, both carriers had run on CDMA cell networks, for which the current iPhone models are not compatible. Both have upgraded to to the iPhone-supported HSPA standard however, and it appears that was the only hurdle.

This week, Morgan Stanley analysts noted that Apple should drop exclusivity around the world, and likely see their sales double.

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8 user comments

16.10.2009 16:31

small news though it may seem, i heard the iphone is coming to israel as well..any word on that yoskowitz?

26.10.2009 16:48

The iPhone is currently not in Israel because the device has trouble with languages that write from right to left (such as Hebrew). Apple is working on it. Rest assured there will be an article on it when it becomes official.

36.10.2009 17:05

Oh snap WTF, Bell and Telus are supporting GSM now? Maybe my Voyager won't last as long as I would like :(

Soon enough they'll just completely drop CDMA as GSM is where the rest of the world is at...

47.10.2009 2:53

"This week, Morgan Stanley analysts noted that Apple should drop exclusivity around the world, and likely see their sales double"

Anyone could have told them that...no one wants AT&T or China Unicom.

But apple does not care about making money. Their only goal is to promote bad companies and evil governments. This is why AT&T has had a monopoly for years, and this is also why they are selling iPhones to China without any profit.

57.10.2009 9:00

It's about F___'n time. Rogers has been gauging us for 2 years. Even though their ONLY competitors, Bell and Telus aren't much better, I'm hoping there will a little more competition. I wish the Canadian government would keep their promise of opening up the airwaves to US carriers. Then maybe we would see some real competition and lowering of prices/rates.

67.10.2009 10:26

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
The iPhone is currently not in Israel because the device has trouble with languages that write from right to left (such as Hebrew). Apple is working on it. Rest assured there will be an article on it when it becomes official.
thanks for the reassurance :) ive been hearing from a source here that they may already have a set launch date of 25th of november. and besides apple must be really slow on the uptake if thats whats holding them back cause in israel there are about 10,000 iphones brought from other countries that had hebrew installed here from various companies..ill be checking in every day waiting for your update :)
keep up the great work

77.10.2009 14:23

Quote:
thanks for the reassurance :) ive been hearing from a source here that they may already have a set launch date of 25th of november. and besides apple must be really slow on the uptake if thats whats holding them back cause in israel there are about 10,000 iphones brought from other countries that had hebrew installed here from various companies..ill be checking in every day waiting for your update :) keep up the great work
Isn't that how it goes with the Jesus Phone..."I have it, but not officially?" Maybe it's a priority thing. I've had MMS on my 2G since July, but Apple won't officially add it to the 2G why? $$$$ They want you to buy a new phone.
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87.10.2009 20:41

i dont like apple as well mate but if itll cost like 250-300$ with contract im getting it cuz my mom needs a good phone and imma give her mine..i am going to hack the hell out of it though :P

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