Iphone 4 connected to AT&T?

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

  1. Laxex Valentine macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2008

    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?

  2. jsh macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2008
    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


    Aug 27, 2008
    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


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    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


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  6. pika2000 macrumors 68040

    Jun 22, 2007
    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

    Aug 17, 2008
    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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