Iphone 5 being unlocked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Avalonjay, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Avalonjay macrumors newbie

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    I cant make up my mind if I want to go to Tmobile or Straightalk, when the new Iphone is release. What are my best options for getting the phone unlocked on release day?
     

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  2. Big Ells macrumors 6502

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  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    That won't be an option in the US, they usually don't sell unlocked iPhones until a month after the carrier locked ones launch.

    Also, the rumor mill suggests that the new iPhone will use Nano SIMs instead of Micro SIMs. I contacted ST if they were getting Nano SIMs and I was told they do not have any information yet if or when they will carry them.
     
  4. Big Ells macrumors 6502

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    My bad, people need to state the country in these kind of threads!
     
  5. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    I'm planning on buying my iPhone sim-free/unlocked directly from Apple this year.

    I'm hoping that if I pre-order straight away I should get it delivered on release day.

    Nice sig BTW :D
     
  6. Avalonjay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ha thanks daveishere. I'm trying to decide if it will be worth the gamble to pay full price for an ATT Iphone 5 and just wait until there is a way to unlock it.
     
  7. Cingular macrumors regular

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    Nano sim is not a problem
     
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It may not officially be available, but if you reserve an AT&T model in the store and purchase it for full price ($649) from the Apple Store, it should be unlocked. That worked for the 4S last year. I got mine a few weeks before the official unlocked version went on sale. Unfortunately, it may not be possible to buy the no-commitment AT&T version online on Day 1 (it wasn't last year). You can buy it from AT&T for full price, but it will be locked and you'll need to call them to unlock it.
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    If you buy it full price from Apple, it will be unlocked, even if it is the "AT&T" version. If you buy it full price from AT&T, it will be locked, but you'll be able to call up AT&T CS and request an unlock.
     

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