Earlier this week we called the only provider of iPhones in Canada. After some haggling over plans Julian found a plan that made it worth the switch. Once he had his plan, one by one we continued with the same sales person and proceeded to order a total of three iPhones. There was a fourth but our youngest associate was forced to call back and cancel by familial forces.
Julian and Wil ordered the 16 GB iPhone and I ordered the 8 GB iPhone. It would appear that the stock of 8s is far greater than that of the 16s, because my phone arrived today, and Julian and Wil still have not received their purchase confirmation emails yet.
There was some initial confusion and calls to Rogers over the fact that the plan I ordered was not the plan I received. After a pleasant conversation with a couple of very nice women in the customer service department (Hi Lynda and Anne) we worked out the details of my wireless plan to what I had asked for. It was time to open it up.
The phone came in a tidy little box. As usual the folks at Apple have taken time to design a compact simple package that only conveys what is needed. There was no massive plastic surround that requires a blow-torch to get into unlike many overpackaged products you see on shelves these days. No, just a small box with the phone, ear-phones, USB connector, USB-to-power adapter and the instruction manuals.
The iPhone, freshly born to the world, not yet corrupted by we geeks.
The parts that make it live.
Less than 10 minutes after this picture was taken, my iPhone was activated with my former home phone number. Now all that is left for me to do is to contact MTS and cancel my internet service, and I will no longer be tied to the world of telecommunication wires.