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    Default Unlocking iPhone for prepaid sim to use international
    Hello,

    I have unlocked a 2g iPhone before but never any luck with a 3g. Anyways I am interested in getting another 2g to unlock but my question is will it or is there a way to make it work with international prepaid sim cards? For instance I am wanting Togo back to Africa but not going to use t-mobile for that it's way to expensive.

    Looking for some knowledge please

    Cheers

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    All 2G phones can be unlocked as you have found out. What's the problem?
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    I have not a problem, I have a question... I know how to unlock but is the unlock I normally perform one that will work with international prepaid sim cards or do I have to do another thing or does it even work at all with international sim cards??

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    Which unlock are you talking about? The only software unlock for the 3G is YellowSn0w which you can't use as you have BB 2.30.03 so your only option is a 'piggyback' SIM which are flaky at best.
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    Hmm I do not really know I am new to this and use quickpwn it does it all. maybe I will just go with no and keep my 3g and use cheap phones for travel thank you!

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    Quickpwn jailbreaks, unfortunately it's not the same as unlocking.
    The problem with getting a cheap phone for travelling is just how much you'll miss your iPhone while you are away!
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    Well no it unlocks too because I have purchased 3 2G phones one for my girlfriend, two or two friends they are all t-mobile and it works fine for them using it when only suppose to work on AT&T so I knownit also unlocks just was not sure about for international sim card. Like rite now I am in Europe with my 3G and not use service because it's too expensive only wifi but would love a second 2G for traveling and international sim.

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    You are right - and so am I!
    Quickpwn unlocks 2G phones but does not unlock 3G phones and as your device is listed as a 3G with BB 2.30.03 I didn't want to confuse matters by mentioning the 2G
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    ah I see yeah I am only interested in unlocking a 2G to work with international prepaid sim ill keep my 3G separate

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    The 2G can be unlocked without a problem. Make sure you turn off data roaming otherwise you could be in for a very large bill.
    Enjoy your travels!
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    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    The 2G can be unlocked without a problem. Make sure you turn off data roaming otherwise you could be in for a very large bill.
    Enjoy your travels!
    to work with international prepaid sim cards? Do I have to do anything special for this unlock or is a standard quickpwn jailbreak and unlock good enough for 2G to work with international prepaid sim cards?

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    I believe you should be good to go.
    See if you can borrow a SIM card from another network to try, if that gets a signal then any other SIM should work fine.
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    Ahh! Yes works fine with others just did not know if it would be re same with intl prepaid sims thank you

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