Canada gets iPhone unlock

Ooh – following yesterday’s shock victory for the jailbreaking community in the US, in comes more news saying the non-open days of the iPhone may be slowly coming to a close — the iPhone 4 will be sold unlocked in Canada when it goes on sale on Friday.

This means the device, sold through Bell, Rogers and Telus will be available unlocked from the Apple store, that’s so Canadian users can choose their carrier.

Customers will also be able to switch providers whenever they like and use the phone in other countries with SIM cards from local carriers, which will allow them to avoid roaming charges from Canadian providers.

The catch, though, is the phone’s price. The 16-gigabyte unit will sell for $659 while the 32-GB version will cost $779.

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