iPhone 3G in Israel

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  1. mac17 macrumors regular

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    Help... Im going to Israel on monday for 4 months and I would like to use my iphone I called At&t about it and the plans are ridiculous, not to mention I use way more data then the highest plan. So I want to unlock it, is there any way to unlock an iphone 3g on 2.0.2 and if so does it really void my warranty..? I mean can they really tell that it was unlocked if I restore it when I return?
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    The 3G cannot be unlocked with software. There are come hardware options, but cost some serious coin.

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  3. mac17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see the 2.0 software unlocked but for the original iPhone only... whats the difference between the 3G and the first one that allows it to be unlocked? :confused:
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Don't know. The 3G is a very different critter, electrically, so it may be hardware. You could always buy an unlocked iPhone in Italy or likely find one sold in a shop in Israel.

    TEG
     
  5. mac17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, but I think ill wait until they have a method for unlocking it.. as I purchased one already, cant be too long until someone figures it out. For now ill have to use this junky nokia I got, and my iPhone as my iPod.:( By any chance is it possible to use the GPS at least? or do I need internet to download google maps..?
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    If you pop out the SIM, and use WiFi you should be safe. The GPS will work, but it won't load the maps without a network connection.

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  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I hate to say it, but the cheapest and most simple solution might be to just buy a disposable phone in Israel with a calling card. You can take your iphone as well for the PDA functions while you're there. An inelegant solution though.
     
  8. mac17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeh that was plan B im going to just do that in the end...thanks for all the replies.
     

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