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08-21-2009, 04:07 AM #41
i just emailed o2 saying im going away to thailand lol so i would need it unlocking, they will do so at a cost but i will still have to pay of my contract.
Im waiting for a defo answer from apple now ( they have to check with apple)
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08-21-2009, 04:21 AM #42In Australia we have all the optus iphones unlocked
we have 3 of Iphone 3G on Optus network and all 3 of them are unlocked by optus, and when Iphone 3GS came out, i have upgraded one of my Iphones 3G to 3GS, after couple days i called Optus and told them that i am going to travel and need my 3GS to be unlocked, so in couple hours it was done, the only thing i had to do is to restore the 3GS, and when its done restoring Itunes shows the same text saying that its unlocked . After that i have sold one of my 3G iphones for $650 to someone, so now i have an unlocked Iphone 3GS. In Australia its very easy to unlock the iphone if you are on a contract, and you don't have to pay off your contract, just upgrade the phone and sell the old one
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08-21-2009, 05:22 AM #43
and we may well expect hackers extracting the unlock from there and patch it so that it works in all phones
08-21-2009, 06:11 AM #44
Why would U.S. AT&T users want to unlock? You cant even get 3G using the iphone with T-Mobile. I can see using a pre-paid sim over seas while on vacation or something, but being stuck on slow edge would suck in the U.S. I know T-Mobile has better pricing but still. I like 3G speed, and get a discount already on AT&T so I'm pretty happy. The service itself does kind of suck though. The phone drops calls some days, and flip flops between edge/3g. I guess it's mostly the idea of having your phone unlocked. It shouldnt be locked in the first place for sure.
08-21-2009, 07:00 AM #45
08-21-2009, 07:38 AM #46
I got myself a iPhone 3GS from Aus. via eBay and it had that screen.
08-21-2009, 08:22 AM #47
08-21-2009, 08:32 AM #48
get the hell out!!!!
08-21-2009, 08:55 AM #49
This morning after reading this thread I contacted 02 via email requesting an unlock due to me traveling abroad. I'm on a pay as you go Iphone 3g. They don't know it but I'm already JB'd, Unlocked with Redsn0w.
Here's their response:
Good afternoon Adam
Thanks for emailing us about unlocking your iPhone.
I'm afraid the iPhone can't be unlocked. If you attempt to unlock your iPhone and use it on another network, it may become permanently unusable.
Please be assured all our Pay & Go SIM cards are enabled for international roaming.
Please click on the link below for more information on international roaming.
International coverage - Travelling abroad - International - O2
I hope I have explained this clearly.
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08-21-2009, 09:04 AM #50
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
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08-21-2009, 09:24 AM #51
There is a place here in Manila that reflashes a chip inside the phone for you, and then the phone is permanently unlocked whatever FW you flash. Connect to Itunes, download apps, whatever. Price about $80.00
08-21-2009, 10:00 AM #52
amyone on 02 had this joy?
08-21-2009, 10:01 AM #53Disappointed
A little disappointed that this is news for you guys.
In some european countries, the operators are not allowed to
not unlock phones if the buyer asks them to. But offcourse there is a price to pay. Ex. in Norway.
It was the first thing I did after I got mine one year ago...
08-21-2009, 10:16 AM #54
08-21-2009, 10:23 AM #55Unlocking
In the past I had success with calling T-Mobile after one year of a 2-year contract and asking them to provide me with an unlock code for a phone, this was not a problem (even in the US). However I think AT&T has vested interest in not unlocking iPhones because of their exclusive agreement with Apple and because they want the revenue. T-Mobile should get in the iPhone game in the US - they are the largest GSM competitor to AT&T.
08-21-2009, 10:42 AM #56
this is old news. been aware of this for a whileThe beatings will continue until morale improves.
08-21-2009, 11:22 AM #57
very interesting, i feel so controlled by AT&T, it makes me sick.
08-21-2009, 11:52 AM #58
At&t by law has to unlock your phones after 3 months into the contract, or so my at&t rep advised me a few months ago. He was curious as to how they would do it though. I suppose now we know that it has to do with apple as well.
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08-21-2009, 11:54 AM #59
This is good, but I'd still miss the jailbreak, actually that could be a powerful weapon from apple to stop jailbreak, most of users jailbreak for the unlock (not me lol).
But it would be good if they do it officially (for everyone)αGoD HaS THe⌃oF My LiFe aND i DoN'T WaNNa⎋*Ⓘ♡ⓂⓨⓘⓅⓗⓞⓝⓔ
08-21-2009, 12:34 PM #60
I'd still really like this official unlock, then continue to jailbreak. It would help my girlfriend and myself out for our iPhone's.
Where do I find the contact to try to request an unlock from Apple?
One of the iPhones I purchased didn't even have a SIM in it and was brand new. I think that particular one would have a greater chance of being officially unlocked (or I am being overly hopeful) since it is also being used overseas right now.
I'm aware the chances of them allowing it are slim but it's worth trying.
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