Is Apple selling the new Iphone 3G S unlocked in the US?

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  1. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Or is there any other place selling them new and unlocked in the US?
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    No. AT&T is the only official carrier of the iPhone 3G S. You can try to get one unlocked on ebay or craiglist once it is launched.
     
  3. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is the AT&T one locked or can one use other SIM cards in there?
     
  4. SiLHUZz macrumors newbie

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    so apple or at&t doesnt offer a 3G S unlocked? Even for a higher price? All iPhones 3G S officialy sold in the US are locked?
     
  5. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    All are locked.
     
  6. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    All are locked. They sell a no contract one at a higher price but it is LOCKED!
     
  7. SiLHUZz macrumors newbie

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    That suxx :X

    Thanks for the info tho, looks like I have to order them from Italy.
    And I thought Ill get one, while visiting the US this summer.
     
  8. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    can't you simply call att and get the unlock code? You can for every other phone in the lineup
     
  9. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about doing a hard reset or reinstalling firmware after?
     
  10. jmann macrumors 604

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    Nope. It doesn't work like this for the iPhone. It has be unlocked via hardware/software. You can also buy unlocked ones from other countries.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That will not unlock it.
    And theres no unlock codes to be inputed anywhere.
    Most likelly though there will be hack to software unlock the 3G soon. I dont know about the 3GS though.


     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Your plan to buy them in another country is your best bet. If you were calling for the unlock code for a Motorola V400, that's one thing. However, calling for the unlock code for something that AT&T paid mucho dinero for exclusive rights to isn't happening anytime soon.
    After the exclusivity contract ends in 2010 (assuming AT&T doesn't get an extension), you might be more likely to purchase an unlocked phone.
     
  13. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    kewl. good to know. The 3g S will be my 1st iphone. I have used WM phones for the last 10 years and have always simply had to call for the code. Pop in a tmobile sim and enter the code.
     
  14. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They are being sold unlocked now in Hong-Kong..
     
  15. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    And in Belgium, Italy, New Zealand and Australia, to name a few more countries.
     

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