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12-07-2007, 08:47 PM #1Going Overseas, need unlocking tips...!
I just found out that I'll be heading out to Scotland for Xmas through New Year's. I currently have a locked, jailbroken iPhone with firmware 1.1.1. I've never had a reason to unlock, since I haven't been out of the country since I've had my iPhone. My question is, (really a 3 part question...):
1. If I go ahead and decide to unlock, will it have any adverse effects on any other functionality of my phone. The only reason I ask is because I see threads that go, "Since unlocking, _____ doesn't work", or all these Baseband and bootloader problems, etc. Which unlocking tool is the best to use on a firmware 1.1.1 iphone? I'll be gone 19 days, so I don't want to be out of touch that long if I don't unlock.
2. Assuming I've unlocked and I'm in Scotland, if I call overseas (to the states), or use the data features, what kind of bill should I be expecting? Which features should I avoid or turn off? (Sorry for the newb questions, don't leave the country much, 1st time with a phone that does so many different things...)
3. When I arrive in Scotland (with my unlocked phone), where should I go to purchase a SimCard (PrePaid?), and from what carrier? Do they have carriers at the Airport I can buy one from? How much to they run, and do they sell them according to Talk time or Mb's of data? Never been there, so I have no idea...
Any tips from seasoned travelers is greatly appreciated, anything to make it as smooth as possible.
Thanks for your patience,
12-08-2007, 09:27 PM #2
1. use anysim from installer.
2.and 3. when you get to scotland buy a vodafone prepaid sim card and use that and also buy a long distance calling card. as for data just use the free wifi through out Scotland.
12-17-2007, 01:00 PM #3
Thanks for the advice. About to leave for the airport now. Unlocked and ready to roll...
12-18-2007, 06:07 AM #4overseas and unlocked phone/not working?
Ok, I want to hope that it works for you, BUt it hasnt worked for me. I make this short, But I bought my phone while working in the usa. I live in the uk, I just got home, I have the 1.0.2 version unlocked. its awesome, I tried out my orange sim card while in the usa and it worked there, checked voicemail, sent text , called people, ( very expensive trial but at least i new it worked) anyway, I am now back in the UK and I go to put my orange sim card in and it doesnt work, Not sure why , any help would be much appreciated.....
12-21-2007, 05:40 AM #5
12-21-2007, 06:00 AM #6