Purchase Iphone 3gs from best buy HELP PLEASEE!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iphone3gs123, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. iphone3gs123 macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I am from India. I was wondering if I can buy the iphone 3gs from best buy from somewhere in the US, unlock it and then use it here in India or in the UK?

    Do I need to sign/purchase a contract with AT&T or any other specific carrier when I purchase the iphone 3gs from best buy?

    Also if you have any other alternative to purchasing the iphone and then using it in India and the UK please tell me!

    Thank you so much in advance.
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

    labman

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    well

    I would say in your case Ebay is a very good option! ;) ny it Jb if you aren't sure or get one with 3.0 or 3.0.1 firmware is your best bet. but buying ebay you will be more likely to know the firmware it comes with.
     
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    You'll have to sign a 2yr contract with AT&T if you buy it here in the US from a retail store. You can certainly buy one from someone selling on ebay, Craigslist, etc but make sure it has 3.0 or 3.0.1 firmware since 3.1 cannot be unlocked at this time. :)
     
  4. iphone3gs123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks a lot :)

    but I haven't done many transacations off ebay. Is it safe to purchase such an espensive product on the website? Or do you suggest a paticular another website?
     
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030

    bytethese

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    It's not the site, it's the people. Just watch for possible scams is all. :)

    Obviously the "safest" place would be a store such as Apple or Best Buy, but alas, you cannot buy it there for your needs.
     
  6. tnisatard macrumors 6502

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    look for buy.com's ebay store, they sell many factory unlocked iphones, but its going to be $$$$$
     

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