how to get an iphone 3g to unlock

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gregdrummeraz, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. gregdrummeraz macrumors 6502

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    how would I get one to unlock that is not a an arm and a leg on ebay? :confused:
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    you go to a country selling them unlocked
    there is no cheap way
     
  3. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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  4. yode macrumors 6502

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    or patiently wait like everyone else for dev team to come up with it
     
  5. gregdrummeraz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What would that do??
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    They'd need the phone first, which is what I think the OP was asking where to get...
    The reason the iPhones are so expensive on eBay is because it's not possible to buy them without a contract in most of the world, and where they are available "off contract" and unlocked, they're expensive.
     
  7. gregdrummeraz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have heard I can buy an iphone correctly(buy and activate) then pay the ETF after a certain amount of days then I can keep the phone, but the final fees paid is like 600(worth it).


    True or false? :eek:
     
  8. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Mostly true
    31 days to keep the phone
    pay the ETF of $175 +phone purchase price + prorated bills
    The Rebel sim kit is 32GBP so converting that is like $56 USD roughly(they take Paypal) they do have cheaper options i think the lowest is like $27 USD

    ? is since they crippled the 3g part why unlock, its only gonna work @ edge speeds on T-mo.
    I'd get a 1st gen which is freely unlocked and IMHO a better phone at this point.
     

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