Moving from one company to another without unlocking?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Van Wildonher, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    Anybody know if something like this is possible? Say I buy an iPhone in the US where AT&T is the operator, and move to Honduras where Claro is the operator selling the iPhone. Would I be able to pay the AT&T ETF and sign up for a Claro contract and use my iPhone there without any other charges occuring?

    Another question, do all of the operators selling the 3G iPhone need to be able to offer visual voicemail?
     
  2. Van Wildonher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    a few things that have to happen:

    1. iPhone has to support band used by Claro
    2. you have to unlock the iPhone

    you just won't get to use visual voicemail, if Claro doesn't have it
     
  4. Van Wildonher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Claro is going to offer the 3G iPhone in Honduras.
     
  5. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I believe you have to unlock it so the iPhone can use Claro's SIM card. If the phone isn't unlocked the iPhone won't take anything other than AT&T's.
     
  6. Van Wildonher thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What I'm thinking of is that maybe being they offer the iPhone also I could just take it in, and they could just restore it or something and it'd be just like new from them and locked to Claro.
     

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