Iphone 4 connected to AT&T?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Laxex Valentine, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Laxex Valentine macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I could not find an answer on the internet but anyways that is beyond the point. I have a Iphone 2g since it first launched, and I am currently living in Shanghai. Well, I am very interested in the Iphone 4g and I am not sure if the iphone itself is connected to a provider right out of the box? Since, AT&T is not existent in China, I was wondering if I can just plug in a sim card or subscribe to another provider in China instead?


    Thanks!!
     
  2. jsh macrumors regular

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    Not if you buy it from the US. Remember, there will likely be no unlock initially (and we don't know when/if it will be available.) If you want it ASAP and there is no unlock, I'd order from somewhere that is legally bound to sell the phones unlocked -- is Hong Kong an option for you?
     
  3. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately, it is "locked" to AT&T and the only way to activate it is by being an AT&T customer. You will not be able to switch the SIM and use it as a normal phone in Shanghai. It will be locked to AT&T still.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.
    Just buy a factory unlocked iphone from Hong kong or online thru various sites.
    All US iphones are locked to AT&T.
     
  5. goobot macrumors 603

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  6. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    Geez, you cannot even wait for less than a month? iPhone 4 will be out in Hong Kong in July, and they are sold unlocked out of the box over there. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Laxex Valentine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, I didn't know that the iphone 4 comes out in Hong Kong in July. But yes, Hong Kong is definitely an option seeing as I how I go there very often :D

    Thanks a lot! Very Helpful! I can finally change my old Iphone 2g!!
     

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