If you live up here in Yellowknife and are any type of Apple fan you know that you can not have an iPhone up here on Rogers because there is no Rogers service up here.
Well I’m going south for the next 9 months and than again for another 8 after a short stint at home. What does this mean, well it means I could get an iPhone. I will be in an area that has Rogers service and am trying to make the decision about whether or not it is a good idea to actually get an iPhone.
See I could get one and get a 2 year plan which is roughly the amount of time I would be down there. Everything could be hunky dory. I would be able to do all the amazing things that it is capabile of doing. E-mail, Youtube, Music, Movies, Video Camera, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
The problem is the in between. I will be home for summer which is about 3 months and would have a useless phone. The one and only option I need to look into is calling up Ice Wireless, the only GSM network up here, and ask them what their roaming fee is (if they even support it). If the roaming fee is more than reasonable (which I’m will to bet it would be) I may see about getting a pay as you go sim card from them. I don’t know if they have them and I don’t know if I would have to jailbreak my iPhone to make it work.
I would also still be paying the monthly charge from Rogers while up north. As you see I still need to do some research to figure out if it is worth it. I hope it is because I would have so many uses for an iPhone.