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09-25-2008, 09:09 PM #21
the last video isn't "globally" unlocked, they used a adapter, but nonetheless it's cool
09-25-2008, 09:14 PM #22
it would be funny as hell if these were hiphones in iphone cases lolcopter
09-25-2008, 09:17 PM #23
lolcopter LOL WTF is that? LOL wow but yea hiphones in disguise
09-25-2008, 09:17 PM #24
09-25-2008, 09:52 PM #25
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
09-25-2008, 09:52 PM #26
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.
09-25-2008, 10:04 PM #27
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.
09-25-2008, 10:58 PM #28
09-25-2008, 11:01 PM #29
$1 = 7.7 huh
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
09-25-2008, 11:48 PM #30
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09-25-2008, 11:55 PM #31
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.
09-26-2008, 12:30 AM #32
09-26-2008, 02:01 AM #33
this whole thread is great news! lolcopter!
09-26-2008, 03:12 AM #34
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.
09-26-2008, 04:31 AM #35
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!)
09-26-2008, 04:40 AM #36
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.
09-26-2008, 04:47 AM #37
I'm a noob for not knowing lolcopter! Oh nooo!
09-26-2008, 06:04 AM #38
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.
09-26-2008, 06:05 AM #39
I have connections in Hong Kong,
maybe I should start importing...Sent from my iPhone
09-26-2008, 06:27 AM #40
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.
Last edited by dratk00l; 09-26-2008 at 06:33 AM.