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No visual voicemail in France, iPhone in Canada?

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 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. 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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. chas_m



    Actually $699

    On their web page, the regular price appears to be $699, not $900. It is currently on sale for $649, a $50 savings.

    This is of course an outrageous price to pay, but for those who need one now I suppose ...

    A little bird, however, tells me that Rogers may well have an announcement for us all before xmas.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    vv and "need"

    This is of course an outrageous price to pay, but for those who need one now I suppose ...

    There's actually people who "need" an iPhone? I understand want, but how in the world can it be a requirement for life?

    And I guess no one's going to be buying an iPhone in France now that VV won't be available immediately (because, as we all know, it's the only reason to get an iPhone, and, why, Apple needs to partner with cell companies instead of just selling them unlocked).

    And for you European customers, keep in mind that VV uses the data connection to check and download the voicemails. This can easily cut into your limited daily bandwidth and needs to be adjusted for (I know, someone will claim I'm just slamming someone for pointing out the obvious, but not everyone understands these things).

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