Europe (at least UK, France and Germany): Do you still want to unlock an iPhone now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrat93, Sep 21, 2007.

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Europe: to get one before launch, do you still want to unlock an iPhone?

  1. Yes, already have.

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. Yes, I plan to.

    18 vote(s)
    40.9%
  3. Undecided.

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  4. No, I can wait.

    11 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. No, not getting one.

    6 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    #1
    With the iPhone coming to Europe in less than two months, does anybody there still want to unlock an iPhone to get it before launch?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yes because Europe is far bigger than 3 poxy countries.

    Yes because the price plans announced so far are an utter joke.

    Yes because some of us believe in 'free choice'.


    I will probably pick up an unlocked iPhone as soon as I can when they are avaialbe for around the same €399 price point.
     
  3. sananda macrumors 68020

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    canadians: do you still want an iphone since it's already on sale in continent of north america?
     
  4. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #4
    My point was that there is a set release date for Europe, and I just want to know if people will wait.
     
  5. sananda macrumors 68020

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    at my point is that there is no "set release date for europe". there is a release date for the UK and germany (and a vague one for france). there are (i think) 45 other countries in europe.
     
  6. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hence the perenthesis in the title.
     
  7. sananda macrumors 68020

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    i know. i'm being a bit too hard on you.
     
  8. headspace macrumors member

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    Im in the UK and dying to replace my crappy good-for-nothing mobile with a shiny new iPhone. I certainly want to attempt to unlock it but I think I'm gonna wait until they are released properly here. My concern is that if I was to import an American iPhone and Apple were to relock it with an update, it may only be able to be properly activated with AT&T. At least an official UK version would be guaranteed to work should I decide to sign up to o2.
     
  9. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    yes - plan to

    iphone shipped yesterday from NJ, so hoping i get it next week and it doesn't get halted at customs!
     
  10. Hustle macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting for the UK release and getting a legit one from 02. If you're getting one imported, you're stupid. Apple have the right to do what they want with their products, this includes FORCING you to update the firmware (locking the phone).

    If you really think Apple are going to sit around and lose millions of pounds then you're mistaken. The people who buy a iPhone with the correct 02 contract will be laughing when all the imports are locked/bricked by Apple.
     
  11. nihilisticmonk macrumors 6502

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    Hell yes,

    Got one coming off ebay for £330. Due Monday.

    Gonna hack that wide open to use with my company contracted t-mobile sim.

    £35 for 18 months is taking the pee, so on the announcement day, I decided to import.

    Stuff the extra firmware features, as long as it's a phone and an ipod with video support and safari, they can stuff the wifi music store, expensive games and the other crap.

    This way I get a month of bragging rights, and save £700 in contract fees.
     
  12. nihilisticmonk macrumors 6502

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    Bull,
    Unlocking phones isn't illegal, they can cause trouble, make the hacking more difficult, but they can't block them O.T.A. and the aren't going to force a firmware update on anyone.

    Here's what'll happen

    1) I-Phones come out in the UK next month
    2) People buy the contract out, enquire about unlocking the phone
    3) UK iphones appear on ebay at extortionate prices
    4) As the contract terms continue, more iphones appear unlocked
    5) Take up of the phone is severely limited in europe compaired to America as apple have a totally misguided view of the european mobile market.
    6) Suddenly, the contract cost/time is marked down by o2 due to low sales.
     
  13. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Already have. Thank you very much :cool:.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. sananda macrumors 68020

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    doesn't it become mine after i've bought it. and don't i have the right to so what i want (within the law) with my property?
     
  15. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    WTF is up with all this legit BS you are talking about. I didn't steal anything, I paid for the iPhone just like everyone else. I still pay for my phone bills too. I don't see how buying an iPhone and unlocking it is not legit??

    If you agree to the concept of being forced to install a piece of software on YOUR computer, then I have nothing more to tell you really.
     
  16. Bongolo macrumors regular

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    hear hear! :apple: = M!cro$oft ???
     
  17. nihilisticmonk macrumors 6502

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    Duuuuude, hook me up, what guide did you use?
    Mine arrives monday, and I haven't decided the method yet...
     
  18. theliksta macrumors member

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  19. nihilisticmonk macrumors 6502

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    I've decided to use the following guide

    http://modmyiphone.com/wiki/index.php/IPhone_unlock_OS_X_Part_1

    I was going to use

    www.hacktheiphone.com

    but there have been complaints of low volume during calls using that method. Several people have commented on several forums about the modmyiphone method without issue.

    my iphone "should" arrive tomorrow (Crappy ebay dealers), and I'll let y'all know how it turns out.
     
  20. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    And you go on to say that your use of talktime is average. Wow!
     
  21. npdale macrumors member

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    How are apple losing millions of pounds when they have already taken the revenue from the iphone? the tariff revenues are nothing by comparison - a mere bonus... if the vast minority of iphone users try to unlock their phones apple wont give a toss because they have already had their money...

    And besides EU law prevents the locking of phones so they can't FORCE you to do anything... how you think apple still owns an iphone AFTER you have paid for it is baffling....
     
  22. nihilisticmonk macrumors 6502

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    modmyiphone worked! Tmobile working fine...even picked up my voicemail without me playing with it!

    syncing a playlist of stuff over now!!!

    wohoo :p
     
  23. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    #23
    If that's your opinion, that's fine, but it fails to address why apple signed up providers rather than simply selling unlocked phones to the world.
     
  24. DavoMrMac macrumors 6502

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    This is the guide I used.

    Tips, make sure you have a good wifi signal, nice n strong.
    Also, just wait, when you get to the wait 20 minutes part, go get a cup of tea, it really does take 20 minutes for the flashing to complete.
    Other than that, works a treat. Good luck.
     
  25. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't surprise me at all.
     

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