Buying an unlocked iPhone from Orange France

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Kevrani, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Kevrani macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2007
    Can I just walk into an Orange supplier in France and buy an unlocked iPhone? I'm British and I'm going to be in Paris later this week. Just want to know if there are any restrictions...

    Thanks for any advice offered :)
  2. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    while your at it find the unlock codes for it too :D but i dont think there would be any restrictions. But who knows :)
  3. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Brussels, Belgium, Europe
    OP, did you buy one then?

    And how exactly are Orange unlocking them? Is it as easy as typing in some kind of control sequence? How come this can't be worked out by some clever people?
  4. igglepuff macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
    it's been said it's supposedly simply unlocked via itunes when you go to activate it (or something similar), no actual 'codes' as many other phones use to obtain an unlocked status
  5. Kevrani thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2007
    I'm going on Friday.

    I just want to know whether or not I can just walk into an Orange France store and buy an unlocked iPhone. Do I need to be a resident in France or anything like that!

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