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08-27-2009, 06:54 PM #101
I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
08-27-2009, 07:02 PM #102
02-10-2010, 08:58 AM #103
hi all i bought a iphone 3gs in the us but i live in venezuela is there anyway to do the official unlock ? is there an email address so i can send them an email about my problem? the official carrier here is movistar should i go to them and ask them ?
02-10-2010, 09:10 AM #104
There is no way either AT&T or Movistar can unlock your phone.
What FW and BaseBand are you on?He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
02-10-2010, 09:13 AM #105
3.1.3 and 05.12.01 :s
i was trying to send an email to apple but it looks like you can only call them
Last edited by arieldemarta; 02-10-2010 at 09:16 AM.
02-10-2010, 09:15 AM #106
As you've updated to the latest FW there is now no unofficial unlock available either.
02-10-2010, 09:26 AM #107
ok, i'm new to all this and i dont even own an iphone just doing the unlocking job for my confused friend , do you think i should give this i try
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02-10-2010, 09:49 AM #108
Fuzzyband only works with 3G iPhones bought when they were first released.Unless the week number is 28 of year 2008 it will not work.
02-10-2010, 09:58 AM #109
oh well,guess he'll have to wait for something else to happen..thanks for the quick reply
02-10-2010, 10:24 AM #110
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02-10-2010, 10:34 AM #111
Which link are you talking about?
07-07-2010, 11:35 PM #112
Interesting stuff. Wrt all this info I am wondering if WHERE I should buy the iPhone from... so its overall cheaper and unlocked?
07-08-2010, 03:57 PM #113
Australia is lucky in the fact that carrier companies must give the customer the option to officially unlock their phone whether it is paid out right ( generally it is unlock if paid outright) or on a plan. But they are allowed to charge a fee to have it officially unlocked. For the iPhone, Vodafone charge something like $100 the first 6mths of the contract if you phone them to have it done or $75 if you do it online via their website, after 6mths it's $50 phone in, or $25 online.
The carrier called 3 charge no fee at all to unlock at any time if you are on a two year plan, but I think charge if u buy outright.
Optus and telstra I am not sure but they would probably charge an arm and a leg to unlock.
This has been the normal occurance in Australia since phones have had the ability to be unlocked from a carrier.
But generally speaking it sounds like every other countries plans are way cheaper and more data but I do feel lucky to be able to unlock without worry or frustration like others have, I feel for you guys,
well if you ever plan a trip to oz make sure it's the same time you need a new iPhone lol!!!.
I was stoked when the ipad came out here and carriers here were doing ipad prepay (no lock in plan) unlimited data plans for $50,( in Oz there is no unlimited data for iPhone) I snapped one of those babies up and modified the micro sim to be a normal size sim so I could use it in my 3gs.
So now my iPhone 3gs is now an ipad nano, lol!!
Last edited by Remember God; 07-08-2010 at 04:31 PM.
07-08-2010, 04:05 PM #114
If they have to offer unlock they charge in other ways. Here in the UK you can pay nothing on an expensive contract up to a lot on SIM free and unlocked.
We have all options - but still people complain
07-08-2010, 04:13 PM #115
This is possible with O2 in the UK. You don't actually have to be out of contract either. They will do it anytime upon request.