When the first iPhone launched in Canada in 2008 (iPhone 3G), Rogers Wireless and Fido, a subsidiary of Rogers, received exclusivity for the iPhone.
A year later in late 2009, Telus and Bell became official iPhone carriers with the iPhone 3GS. Soon after, Virgin Mobile, a subsidiary of Bell, also received iPhone support with the iPhone 3GS.
Fast forward to 2011 and MTS and SaskTel have also become official iPhone carriers. More recently, in the last few months, Koodo Mobile, a subsidiary of Telus, has also become an official iPhone carrier.
As it stands, Canada now has EIGHT mobile carriers that officially support the iPhone, which has been updated on the Apple Canada iPhone page:
- Virgin Mobile
- Koodo Mobile
So if you’re looking for an iPhone in Canada, you have many carriers to choose from!
If you’re using an iPhone right now, who is your service provider?