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    Default Data plans after iPhone Unlocking - something to consider...

    All, an important point as we near unlocking.

    In those countries that still charge exorbitant data rates, you're going to need to weigh the pros and cons of updating your EDGE params.., otherwise you might find yourself with an enormous phone bill at the end of the month unless you change you current plan with your current operator (if available).

    The iPhone was conceived based upon the assumption that the Operator would provide unlimited data services. Whilst Apple has defined this as a requirement for all potential iPhone service providers, current plans for the vast majority of us outside the US are based upon a pay as you go type scenario that could result in enormous data charges.



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    I'm lucky I actually have an unlimited data plan with Fido. So I won't have a problem, but others in Canada will get a nasty shock if they use any data at all. It's been said many times, but Canada is worse than a third world country in regards to data pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubp_sanity View Post
    I'm lucky I actually have an unlimited data plan with Fido. So I won't have a problem, but others in Canada will get a nasty shock if they use any data at all. It's been said many times, but Canada is worse than a third world country in regards to data pricing.
    Canada and Australia.

    It costs us $5000 per GB, if using Mobile Data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubp_sanity View Post
    I'm lucky I actually have an unlimited data plan with Fido. So I won't have a problem, but others in Canada will get a nasty shock if they use any data at all. It's been said many times, but Canada is worse than a third world country in regards to data pricing.
    How odd though, when you consider that Nortel is a canadian company. You should try and buy an ethernet service and/or lease line of greater than DS3 intra-Canada. If you manage to find it, the prices are 50% higher than anywhere else in the world.

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    Yep Canada gets seriously ripped by all of our service providers.
    And yet we all just accept it and say absolutely nothing.

    I am paying 45$/M for a 6.0Mbps internet connection with a 60GB download limit, I can get a 15Mbps and unlimited data in the states for the same price. LAWL
    Last edited by MattCairns; 09-09-2007 at 10:51 AM.


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    In Switzerland you can get a CHF69.-/month flat fee for 2GB from Swisscom. Ever since I unlocked mine I've been averaging about 10MB/day, so 2GB should be plenty.

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    And I'm paying the equiv of 35 USD for a 28Mbps Internet connection without any download/upload limits (soon to be upgrade to fibre with 50Mbps), VOIP with 35 free international destinations including free mobile calls in the US and Canada and 200 channels of TV with HDTV. Perhaps you should move to France? My ISP is the same as IPSF's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowbird View Post
    And I'm paying the equiv of 35 USD for a 28Mbps Internet connection without any download/upload limits (soon to be upgrade to fibre with 50Mbps), VOIP with 35 free international destinations including free mobile calls in the US and Canada and 200 channels of TV with HDTV. Perhaps you should move to France? My ISP is the same as IPSF's.
    >< I hate you

    Canada will never get stuff like this until somebody new pops up and starts offering cheap internet and smacks the other companies in the face.

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    Wasn't this thread about data plans for the iPhone, rather than DSL/Cable flat fees? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogGunn View Post
    Australia.

    It costs us $5000 per GB, if using Mobile Data.
    I assume you're meaning Telstra! That's true, on the casual rate...

    But if you're using data regularly (as on the iPhone you would) you can get much better rates by adding either a data plan to your post-paid contract: http://www.telstra.com.au/business/p.../datapacks.htm

    Or just buying a data pack on pre-paid: http://www.telstra.com.au/telstrapre...cks/browse.htm

    Starting at the 10 MB plan (as either that or the 70 MB should be just fine for monthly iPhone use) :

    $16....10MB
    $29....70MB
    $59....200MB

    And on a plan (first link), your 2 GB would "only" cost you $179.


 

 
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