updated 05:00 pm EST, Wed November 28, 2007
Orange iPhone, Canada
French iPhone users will have to wait for visual voicemail, and a website is offering Canadians the chance to purchase an unlocked iPhone just in time for Christmas. With the iPhone launch in France just around the corner, Orange has officially noted that visual voicemail services will not be immediately available, that users will have to wait until the end of January to use the function. In addition to this setback, SetteB.IT reports that Orange will also apply a 500MB limit to EDGE data connections, and will limit access to any of the 30,000 Orange hotspots to 10 hours per month, or 100 hours for customers with the upper level plan. SetteB.IT also discovered that Orange plans to sell the unlocked version of the iPhone for 750 euros, 250 euros less than its German counterpart, T-Mobile.
Some users have noticed commercials on TV saying that iPhonenow.ca is offering Canadians the opportunity to purchased an unlocked iPhone, for use on the Rogers, Fido, or AT&T networks. The company advertises that the iPhone comes factory sealed with firmware version 1.1.1, the USB power adaptor, dock, and cable, as well as the polishing cloth and stereo headset. iPhonenow.ca also sells various accessories, such as the Apple Bluetooth headset, a leather case, protective film, extra chargers and docks, and more.
While the company sells the iPhone regularily for $900, they are offering a pre-Christmas special of $649, and also have various payment options, such as a 12-month easyPAY plan, and an on-approved-credit plan through Wells-Fargo.