Is your iPhone genuine or unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by joefinan, Feb 15, 2008.

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My iPhone is...

  1. genuine and locked to a contract

    88 vote(s)
    61.5%
  2. on contract but jailbroken

    14 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. unlocked and used on a different carrier

    41 vote(s)
    28.7%
  1. joefinan macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I'm close to getting an iPhone but really don't want to sign an 18 month contract with a service provider (O2) I don't like.

    So, I'm considering staying with Vodafone and getting an unlocked phone. What do other iPhone users have and what are your experiences?
     
  2. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Neither, using non-iPhone AT&T prepaid plan (no contract) with a jailbroken but still locked phone.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

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  4. ajl917 macrumors 6502

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    #4
    Oops, I clicked the wrong one. Im on AT&T, but jailbroken...
     
  5. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

    DiamondMac

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    #5
    I have never thought about breaking mine

    I am content with what I have and what apple gives me
     
  6. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

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    #6
    Jailbroken since mid-July. Not unlocked, though.
     
  7. one1 macrumors 65816

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    #7
    Jailbroken and on a forced prepaid. Freedom is beautiful.

    No nooses in any way.
     
  8. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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  10. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    No reason to jailbreak mine, as the features I want that are missing can only come from Apple/AT&T anyway.
     
  11. aross99 macrumors 68000

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  12. sananda macrumors 68020

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    #12
    my iphone is genuine, not on a contract, unlocked, and on o2 pay and go. all is well with it.
     
  13. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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  14. billpaxton macrumors member

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    #14
    i will buy a genuine one, unlock it then use it here in aus :)
     
  15. AlecEdworthy macrumors 6502

    AlecEdworthy

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    #15
    No appropriate option for me - JailBroken and Hacktivated but still with O2 (just on Simplicity rather than an iPhone tariff).

    Alec
     
  16. camarobh macrumors 6502

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  17. Dinger123 macrumors newbie

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    #17
    I've got a 1.1.2 Version BL4.6 Jailbroken and Unlocked on my Orange Contract.

    If I have to pay for a phone I want to choose my service provider and tariff.

    Jailbreaking seems like a must if you want to install extra software/tweaks etc. Otherwise its a bit like having a computer but never installing anything on it!

    Especially when there's all those nice people out there writing such great free software that they are willing to share!
     
  18. fozarn macrumors newbie

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    #18
    Mine is unlocked, jailbroken. It takes less than 5 mins by ZiPhone

    just bought it yesterday.
    _____________
    iPhone 8 GB
     
  19. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    #19
    I'm jailbroken & unlocked & using on Telstra in Australia...


    But who said anything about my phone not being "genuine"?
     
  20. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    #20
    Living the dream...

    the "Genuine" honeymoon with AT&T continues. :cool:
     
  21. tothelimit macrumors regular

    tothelimit

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    #21
    i jailbroke my phone on 1.1.1 ... with the jailbreakme site. but reverted with the 1.1.2 update (and now 1.1.3). i just found it to be more trouble than it was worth.
     
  22. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    Option D: Unlocked to work on a non-iPhone contract with an iPhone carrier.
     
  23. dsl4c macrumors member

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    #23
    I love bondage and love being locked down by att.. I would never dream of doing anything master Steve doesn't want me to do.. in fact, I call him sir! LOL, seriously though, never hacked or jailbroken my iPhone.. can't complain with how things are going..
     
  24. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

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    #24
    LOL my son cracked the screen of his iphone yesterday, so bought him the new 16G and took his cracked on a member sent me the unlock app...and unlocked it....now doing another...IF ATT was no so crappy where i live, i would be good but now loving t mobile......
     
  25. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    #25
    what about not unlocked, but not official contract either
    im on a standard o2 contract, not the iphone one, but my iphones not unlocked...
     

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