Candian reseller Puremobile, a firm that specializes in selling iPhones not available for sale in Canada, has announced plans to peddle unlocked iPhones in that will work on the Rogers Wireless network, apparently with the full, welcome blessing of the latter.
The company says it has partnered with George Hotz, the 17-year-old hacker who initially posted an unlock process for the device, so that it works natively on Rogers Wireless and Fido cellular networks. Puremobile seems to have already tested demonstration unlocked phones on the Candian networks, claiming that all of the features work on Fido, with the exception of visual voice mail. In fact, the company already has two unlocked iPhones and will be giving one away in a lottery.
The Ottawa Citizen reports "Rogers is the only network in Canada that can support the GSM device. Odette Coleman, a spokeswoman for Roger's Wireless said yesterday that Rogers will activate any unlocked iPhones that people bring in. However, the company will not offer any guarantees that the iPhone will work the same way it is suppose to on the AT&T network."