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    I was thinking of buying a cell phone down here in florida. The ppl at best buy said that none of there phones will work in canada tho. One brother who works there said that they can be unlocked so that I could use it in canada. Does anyone here have expirience with this stuff?

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    You have multiple standards in US and Canada, maybe the phones they sell in BestBuy aren't compatible with any of the standards used in Canada.

    the lack of non-regional special telephone numbers for mobile services, means that the pricing system used elsewhere (calls cost more to make to a mobile, but are free to receive) cannot be used, and as a result users pay to receive calls, discouraging cellphone use.
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    Is that true?
    Fuck that for a game.
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    just get a GSM phone then unlock it and use it with rogers/fido

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicker
    just get a GSM phone then unlock it and use it with rogers/fido
    1: WTF is a "GSM" phone?
    2: I dont know how to unlock it thats why im asking on here.
    3: I dont want any contract bullshit cuz I probbly wont be using the phone 24/7.

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    1) Google
    2) Google
    3) Get a Pay As You Go phone.


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    if you are "buying" the phone then u wont go on a contract

    also right now i have a LG 535 brand new for $370 (use with telus)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerzy
    1) Google
    2) Google
    3) Get a Pay As You Go phone.
    Don't know if things have changed, but up until recently Pay As You Go wasn't an option in USA/Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    Quote Originally Posted by Peerzy
    1) Google
    2) Google
    3) Get a Pay As You Go phone.
    Don't know if things have changed, but up until recently Pay As You Go wasn't an option in USA/Canada.
    pay as you go/prepaid same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    Quote Originally Posted by Peerzy
    1) Google
    2) Google
    3) Get a Pay As You Go phone.
    Don't know if things have changed, but up until recently Pay As You Go wasn't an option in USA/Canada.
    Sure they do. It's been around a long time from many providers.

    The latest to join in to offer "Pay as you go" has been Virgin Mobile in Canada: https://www.virginmobile.ca/web/buyaphone.do

    From Richard Branson's UK based Virgin :

    http://www.virgin.com/
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 07-27-2005 at 07:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    Quote Originally Posted by Peerzy
    1) Google
    2) Google
    3) Get a Pay As You Go phone.
    Don't know if things have changed, but up until recently Pay As You Go wasn't an option in USA/Canada.
    We have Pay as you Go unless they got rid of that in the last...month.

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