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    Hi All,

    I am having a rather strange issue and hoping that someone with experience with this can help me out. I have an unlocked iphone running on 3.1.3 (it's a 2G) and when I was in the United States (I am from Canada) I bought an At&T pay-as-you-go card to try it out and it worked great - I had service on AT&T.

    When I purchased the SIM card I asked it I would be able to use it in Canada and I was told yes but it would just deduct more funds since it would be roaming. When I came back to Canada I get No Service and it does not work. Am I supposed to do something more to make it work here in Canada??

    Thanks.

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    Run Redsn0w 0.9.4 on it and you can unlock it for it to work on any carrier.

    Jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 with Redsn0w 0.9.4 | Redmond Pie

    Note: if you run into redsn0w requiring bootloader 3.9 and 4.6 binary files, just google it for a download (make sure you have the version for windows if you have windows)
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    My iPhone is already unlocked with Redsn0w and as I mentioned in my post it worked fine while in the U.S.A. My issue is that it will not work back home in Canada with the AT&T sim card even though I was told that it would but I would just get charged a bit more for the roaming.

    Thanks.

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    Oooh i get it. Well maybe you should call AT&T again and ask. Sometimes I get reps who tell me one thing then another who tells me otherwise.

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    Thanks I will - we seem to get that a lot.

    Just was wondering if anyone had any experience with this and knew or if there is something I need to do because if you ask 10 AT&T (or Rogers or Bell) you will get 10 different answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kally View Post
    My iPhone is already unlocked with Redsn0w and as I mentioned in my post it worked fine while in the U.S.A. My issue is that it will not work back home in Canada with the AT&T sim card even though I was told that it would but I would just get charged a bit more for the roaming.

    Thanks.
    Usually prepaid card do not allow roaming, I brought back a Malaysian sim prepaid, it does says Rogers in Canada but all I could was just texting, so overseas sim card varies according to their carriers

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    Just an update - AT&T prepaid does not allow roaming except for Mexico so although I was told it did at two different outlets - one in Baltimore and one in New York they obviously have no clue or just want to make a sale so beware.

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