$30,000 per gig? Really?
June 4, 2009 4:58 PM Subscribe
iPhone user from Canada roaming in Big Apple.... how?
posted by rokusan to computers & internet (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a friend visiting NYC from Canada with her iPhone. Her carrier is "Rogers" (?) and she is afraid to use it at all because of possible very high data charges. I understand this but it seems silly to waste so many features when traveling (like Maps) that are especially valuable when traveling.... more than when at home, right?
She's here for two months and from the sound of the data roaming fees -- $30 (sic) per megabyte (sic) -- she's right: it's effectively unusable.
I could lend her my ATT SIM card but I use my phone too much to be without it that long. I showed her how to preload-cache maps, and made her some static ones to help, but man... GPS would sure be nice.
What are her options to avoid huge fees? Is there a two month one-time purchase possible, either from her Canadian carrier or from AT&T or Verizon down here?
I can jailbreak it for her if necessary (never done that but I can figure it out) as long as its reversible.