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Hi there,

I have iPhone with Rogers and want to switch to less expensive service. Does any of new carriers support GSM (like iPhone)?
Can I transfer my existing phone number to new provider?
 

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The other providers that support GSM are Chatr (though not sure if they'd allow an iPhone since they don't offer any data service), and 7-11 Speakout Wireless. Wind uses different frequencies and thus the iPhone is incompatible with them.
 

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Yup, you can go to Bell, Telus, Fido, Virgin, but they are in no way less expensive than Rogers. Wind and Mobilicity are and they have data, but iPhone does not work on their frequencies. 7-11, Canadian tire and Chatr are GSM and iPhone works on them, but no data.
Besides, going with Chatr is a deadly sin. :)
 

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Be aware that Rogers will charge you two penalties...one for the data plan ($100) and also $20/month for the duration of your contract.

Arthur Dent, are you sure about Virgin? I thought they were only using that old CDMA network...
 

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99semaj, I already paid that 100 bucks when I cancelled data plan. I am watching contract expiry date and will cancel it as soon as it comes up. Won't go Chatr since it is Rogers again with different name.

Also, I am after voice and texting only, not data.

Doesn't everybody find strange that any new companies do not support GSM and all major carriers switched already since they recognized that it is the world's format and everybody is using it?
 

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You can actually get WAP browsing for $5/month but I don't know if it would work with the iPhone 4. The SIM should work perfectly for talk and text with an unlocked iPhone 4 however.

7-11's service is known as Speakout Wireless. Since they are a Rogers MNVO they may even work with locked Rogers phones, but I wouldn't count on it.
 

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Support for iPhone - new carriers?

Hi there,
Want to go away from Rogers. They received waaaay too much of my money.
Who of new carriers supports iPhone? Sorry about asking same thing again, wouldn't you expect for new carriers to go GSM with iPhone included?
 

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Hi there,
Want to go away from Rogers. They received waaaay too much of my money.
Who of new carriers supports iPhone? Sorry about asking same thing again, wouldn't you expect for new carriers to go GSM with iPhone included?
If by new carriers you mean Wind, Mobilicity, or Public Mobile, then none of their networks support the iPhone. It is on the incorrect frequency. Either will Videotron or Shaw when they launch.
 
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