American in Australian can't swap SIM cards

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by garagecapital, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. garagecapital macrumors newbie

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    I bought an 16 gb iPhone in January at an Apple store in the US with the usual ATT contract. I'll be spending about half my time in Sydney for the rest of the year and I guess I naively thought I could just get on a Telstra (plan) in Australia, which is indeed no problem, and swap out my SIM card. When I did this though the phone didn't work. The Telstra guy said my iPhone was locked.

    Ok, so what are my options?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Your phone is locked to AT&T like every US iPhone.
    You can jb and unlock it if you didn't already update it to 3.1.3
     
  3. garagecapital thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am using version 3.1.3 (7E18)

    Am I out of luck?
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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  5. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Also, AT&T can't/won't unlock your phone for you, unlike some other devices.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep.
     

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