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    ggking7
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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    Not if you buy one that was never locked to a carrier.


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    hawk54
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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    As far as i know, iphones are currently selling only with AT&T.. And yes, unlocking does toast warranty.. Note that lots of iphones are currently using something called a 'stealth sim' wherein you need to 'cut' out the golden part of the sim and put it in the stealth, and then use it. this means you wont be in a position to use that sim with other phones. But that was mostly when attempts to unlock the latest iphone were going on i.e. 1.1.3. Make sure you clarify that in case you decide to purchase one.



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    startle
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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    You could also buy a locked phone and just have it unlocked by some people. I think it'll be cheaper that way.



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    robertfpark
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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    Sure you can buy one already unlocked, you can get a tec9 that is full auto too. Anything that is already modufied is always for sale somewhere. Yet, when they fail your up a creek without a paddle. I wouldn't unlock it, unless you want to void your warranty. Also the newer phones have a different warranty so if you use a 'stealth sim' and you install items, if it touchs a iTunes when you plug it in, well consider your warranty gone. I am notsure if they can tell by just using one in your phone. They might even be able to do that... I am unsure has anyone used a 'stealth sim' or unlocked it and then used the warranty without a problem? This is what I want to know, who has warrantyed there phone after doing such? I throw in unlocked because depending on how it broke you can always downgrade to it being locked again can you not?



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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    You can unlock all iPhones with Ziphone (and, although your warranty is voided, you can restore your iphone with Ziphone before sending it in, and ta-da! your warranty is ok!)



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    Wumpus
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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    600 bucks is a rip off. Your best bet is either (a)buy it there yourself (say you live in Canada) or (b) ask someone over there to send it to you and mark it as a gift and you'll save 200$
    Last edited by Wumpus; 03-24-2008 at 09:49 AM. Reason: type



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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    Quote Originally Posted by Wumpus View Post
    You can unlock all iPhones with Ziphone (and, although your warranty is voided, you can restore your iphone with Ziphone before sending it in, and ta-da! your warranty is ok!)

    thanks for this info. you're sure about this, right? 'cause that's exactly what i thought. i haven't purchased the unlocking software yet - in case a newer version will come out b4 i need to update my firmware - though i plan to. and, i JUST got my unlocked iPhone.



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    rotven
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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    So if I unlock my iPhone I can testore it to the way it was before?
    And will I be able to get service from any network I want? (using what SIM, original or the one that comes with the iPhone?)
    And will I be able to work with the SDK on an unlocked phone?
    Thanks.



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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    DO NOT USE ZIPPHONE that is exactly what cause some know updating issues in the unlock i phone update as normal to the second most recent firmware 2.0.2 and use winpwn 2.5 it unlocks and jailbreaks at the same time then you can upgrade to 2.1 no problem your phone stays unlocked then if you still want it jailbroken use quickpwn 2.1 and boom welcome to the most up to date F/W and its Jailbroke



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    cybercat-HK
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    Re: Unlocked iPhone - Pros & Cons

    Guess I'm lucky here living in Hong Kong - all phones have always been sold unlocked in Hong Kong (& I believe some other countries?) where it's never been legal for anyone to 'lock' them to a particular phone company due to our free trade rules ("freest economy in the world" ...blah blah.. every year for ages).

    Originally had so sign up with "Three" for a 24 month contract to get one, but now available from the Hong Kong Apple Store directly & suitable to use with any SIM from any provider anywhere.



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