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    the last video isn't "globally" unlocked, they used a adapter, but nonetheless it's cool

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    it would be funny as hell if these were hiphones in iphone cases lolcopter

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    lolcopter LOL WTF is that? LOL wow but yea hiphones in disguise

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    You can buy an unlocked iphone in Greece too but its quite expensive.
    Check this link.

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    you can purchase unlocked iphones in Australia
    if you want one check out eBay Australia - Buy or sell practically anything on eBay, the world's online marketplace
    they send worldwide
    or send me cash and ill send you one

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    As far as I am aware, Apple do not make a secret that there are markets where the iPhone is sold unlocked (About activating iPhone 3G with a wireless carrier). As an example, I am using a Singtel iPhone in Malaysia (where there is not yet an official carrier). It works ok with 3 different carrier sim-cards and I upgraded the firmware from its original 2.0.2 to 2.1.0 without any hitch. What is interesting to me is the fact that there is no mention of needing to sign up for a service plan with the iPhone.

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    I have just received an email from Apple (Hong Kong) saying the iPhone is officially on sell on Apple Store.

    From the email, it says "Simply buy your iPhone 3G at the Apple Online Store. Then use the carrier of your choice. And if you prefer, you can still visit any 3Shop to get an iPhone 3G with a contract.*"

    Even previously when you buy an iPhone with a contract from 3(HK), you can use it with any SIM cards. The iPhone selling in Hong Kong is always unlocked.

    D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
    lolcopter LOL WTF is that? LOL wow but yea hiphones in disguise
    lol, n00b. its the same as lollerskates!

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    $1 = 7.7 huh
    **** china,

    seriously.
    keeping their currency so low....

    giving 0% interest loans to anyone who wants them to start a bussiness..

    whats the point of the WTO if the biggest exporter in the world doesn't follow the rules...

    I hope the whole country gets bird flu

    thanks for the freedom of speach here in the US and if you're pist don't write back on this forum b/c I won't ever prolly look at this post again. just pm me if it's that important to you to stand up for these commys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Angel View Post
    Buy it???? For $700???? Is it really worth that much? Think for a moment...
    there that much from an official carrier in Australia and there locked
    so yes it is worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sn0ws View Post
    $1 = 7.7 huh
    **** china,

    seriously.
    keeping their currency so low....

    giving 0% interest loans to anyone who wants them to start a bussiness..

    whats the point of the WTO if the biggest exporter in the world doesn't follow the rules...

    I hope the whole country gets bird flu

    thanks for the freedom of speach here in the US and if you're pist don't write back on this forum b/c I won't ever prolly look at this post again. just pm me if it's that important to you to stand up for these commys
    can some one ban this guy that is incredibly racist
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    do you still have to sign a 2 year contract if you buy this unlocked phone in hk? I have a friend studying abroad there and I can tell her to get me one. I want one unlocked without contract though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post


    According to a report at MacNN, Apple Stores in Hong Kong are now selling the unlocked iPhone 3G in Hong Kong.

    Though there were no prior announcements (unlike apple) but the 8GB model is announced for 5,400 HKD and 16GB model is announced for 6,200 HKD

    The Hong Kong online store mentions:

    This is weird as they mention any carrier but Apple has fixed carriers in every country! So, this makes us believe that this one is definitely unlocked.

    Maybe this is a surprise which Apple planned for Hong Kong citizens or just a mischievous act done by an employee. So, let's just wait for the official announcement.
    This is already offered in some EU contries. The price is 900 EU for unlocked iPhone. Way tooo expensive...

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    this whole thread is great news! lolcopter!

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    Finally!!!! iPhone 3G in South Africa - and I'm in love with the iPhone all over again.

    And the good news is its also an unlocked phone - all the carriers seem to work so far. (and it was supposed to be a Vodcom exclusive...)

    Got the 16g for R7569 ($929) contract free, which was not to bad.

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    As others have stated, I also have an iPhone from Itay which has worked out the box with both T-Mobile UK and Vodafone UK simcards. No issues upgrading software on it (only making sure I can jailbreak afterwards!)

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    You can buy unlocked iPhone3g in Italy form day 1 (July 11) and the price is 480 for 8gb and 570 for the 16gb. Strange how people didnt know this.

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    I'm a noob for not knowing lolcopter! Oh nooo!

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    In Europe iPhone is being sold unlocked in Italy, Greece, Belgium, Romania and France I think because it is against their law to sell only locked phones.

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    I have connections in Hong Kong,

    maybe I should start importing...
    Sent from my iPhone

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    I hate to be another nay sayer about every country having a fixed carrier, but I have one from Italy and I have been using it on T-Mobile USA since I got it (shortly after the release). Upgraded to each firmware, quickpwned and everything. Works fine, not a hitch. One of the other threads here there was a link to a site on apple.com that showed whether or not the iPhone was tied to a carrier (meaning unlocked), here: About activating iPhone 3G with a wireless carrier. Note the "Locked to Carrier" column. Those without the checkmark, unlocked.


    -D
    Last edited by dratk00l; 09-26-2008 at 05:33 AM.

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