Non Activated iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Robby9279, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Robby9279 macrumors regular

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    Well, I'm about to buy a 3G off eBay? But what if the phone is still sealed in the box? that means it hasn't been activated. Now I'm currently on ATT so can I just pop my sim in and be good? or does it have to be unlocked/jailbroken? what's the deal.
    Thanks :apple:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The 3G hasn't been software unlocked, yet, so you'll either need to buy one from a country in which they are sold software unlocked or use a hardware unlock solution.

    Short Version: No, you can't just put your normal AT&T SIM in.
     
  3. Robby9279 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I'll have to buy something like turbosim?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yep. At least until the Dev Team gets the software unlock out, which is supposedly New Year's, so that's not too long.
     
  5. Robby9279 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright thanks man.
     

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