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07-29-2010, 11:44 AM #61unlocked iphone
now this unlocked iphone is only 4 the iphone 4 or all iphones ?
and does apple give u the unlocking or do u have to do it yourself like we have been doing all along
does this also work on the 3gs or just the iphon4
07-29-2010, 08:40 PM #62
ok I'm a little confused with all the reply's
in this thread . I live in L.A. California U.S.A , but
I have a friend that lives in Canada . If I have
him goto the Apple store out there & buy me an
Iphone 4 , Is it unlocked & can I use it with my
T-mobile card when he ships it to me ???
07-29-2010, 08:52 PM #63
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07-29-2010, 09:10 PM #64
07-29-2010, 10:11 PM #65
^ but be warned, it will be expensive
07-30-2010, 12:02 AM #66
$649 for 16gig and $750 for 32gig (canadian funds of course) limit 2 per person.
All phones in canada will be unlocked but only kept unlocked if you purchase at full price from the apple store. If you choose to renew your contract or start a new one with the BIG 3, it will be locked to that carrier at the store.
07-30-2010, 12:21 AM #67
07-30-2010, 08:43 AM #68
If you are purchasing a phone to resell on ebay or craigslist for a profit, then it is best to purchase your iphone from the Apple store because then your potential purchaser can use the phone with any carrier they choose.
If you are purchasing an iphone 4 because you already have a better voice or data plan (example unlimited) then your best bet is to purchase the iphone from the Apple store unlocked as it doesn't make sense to purchase it from the carrier your plan is because then not only is your plan on that carrier, but your iphone will be locked to them as well. Down side of the iphone 4 is it uses the micro-sim card, so you will either have to cut your current sim card to fit or try and get a micro-sim card from your carrier with the same number and plan to put into your iphone. (I have know idea how easy that would be).
If you are a new phone purchaser and want to buy an iphone 4, then you might as well sign up for a 2 or 3 year plan with the iphone purchase as the price for the iphone with a 3 year contract are around $159 (16GB) & $269 (32GB) which is a $480 & $490 savings respectively.
Unfortunately, it seems, if you need a new data or voice plan... maybe even a new micro-sim card there is no point in purchasing an unlocked iphone 4, unless you are a major international traveler, as carriers are not discounting their voice and data plans because you already own the iphone. Now, if Rogers, Fido, Bell and Telus offered a discount of $13 per month on their plans if you already own your own iphone then over a 3 year term cost would work out to about the same $13 x 36 months = $468.
Personally, I'm looking at getting a 3GS (locked to my carrier or unlocked) from those dumping theirs for an iphone 4 because my sim card fits and it allows me to keep my awesome voice and unlimited data plan all for less the half the cost of an unlocked iphone 4.
07-30-2010, 01:35 PM #69
Looks like you can order direct from the Apple Store Canada website. I haven't pulled the trigger, but it doesn't seem to balk at my information.
EDIT: It doesn't like my state and ZIP, so maybe not.
07-30-2010, 01:53 PM #70
If you really want one, the best way is to find a "friend" in Canada who will place the order and ship it to you for a "small fee." Unfortunately, even us in Canada are have a three week wait for online orders, so it'd be 4 or 5 weeks before you'd get it.
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07-30-2010, 02:03 PM #71
I'd have to decide how important a factory unlock is to me, and if I decided it was worth it, then I'd go with the friend idea. I'm sure I know SOMEBODY up there.
07-30-2010, 04:39 PM #72
07-31-2010, 12:16 AM #73
Well I just got my iphone 4 this morning (2 of them) from Fido in Winnipeg. They had a whopping 7 phones total. I can confirm immediately that the death grip problem does in fact occur with me on Fido's network. Goes all the way to No Service and/or degrades data from 3G to Edge. Oddly, I am in Orlando tonight, roaming on AT&T, and the death grip only affects my signal by one or two bars as I still retain signal.
Now when I say death grip, I am not clenching the damn thing, but holding it normally with my left hand. This is bad considering I like to hold and use it with one hand all the time (using my left thumb). My 3G NEVER had this problem. Not sure what I'm gonna do, thinking about returning them. This is really disappointing and reflects poorly on Apple in my opinion. I think I am gonna wait until the Galaxy 'S' arrives. Does anyone know though if by returning the phones, this gets me out of my contract that I just renewed? How would that work if I am returning the phones as defective?
Btw, they are on iOS 4.0
07-31-2010, 01:53 AM #74
They should just release these in the states. They really need to do what they do in Canada offer them at a no commitment price which would come unlocked and a discounted price which would be locked with a 2 year agreement with a service provider.
08-05-2010, 11:52 AM #75
"Each phone has its own unique unlock code, the new unlock coming from the DevTeam will have the ability to assist you brute-force the unlock code for your phone
"# (bruteforcing your phones unique unlock code is huge computational effort, but to start you need seczone dump) 3:03 PM Jul 23rd via web
# Side benefit to this iPhone4 unlock effort: can do seczone dumper tool for those wanting to bruteforce their unlock code 2:54 PM Jul 23rd via web " ...MuscleNerd" are you misunderstanding?
Assist - to give aid or support", not once did I say it would do it for you, besides I quoted MuscleNerds actual tweets.
People like you just piss me off, read the full post before you start jumping to conclusions next time.
08-05-2010, 03:28 PM #76
So talk to me. if someone can find out all passwords, etc for your iphone, (Gain access to password-protected iPhone, iPad and iPod backups!), could THE MAGICAL UNLOCK CODE be found too? would this code be stored on the phone and findable? If this is where we are going, 200 Euro would pay for itself in "factory" unlocking in no time. Any thoughts?