Question about using unlocked iPhone from Australia in US

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by joeymoon, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. joeymoon macrumors newbie

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    My brother's moving home and bringing his unlocked iPhone 3G from Australia to the US. ATT said he needs to sign a 2 yr agreement, which doesn't make sense for him b/c he should just buy a new one for the subsidized rate if he does that. So he's on T-Mobile, but doesn't have data except through wifi.

    What do people do in this situation? Would jailbreaking it give him better options to use data?

    Note: I searched the forums and couldn't find my exact answer. People's questions were about visiting the US, not moving here permanently, and buying a sim card from Walmart won't help here.

    Thanks for the help!!! :)
     
  2. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

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    The unlocked phone means you can just put any sim in. Thing is, most data plans aren't available on anything other than a 2-year subscription, regardless of your phone.

    I don't see how Jailbreaking will give you more data options or anything.

    I havea NZ unlocked phone and am living in the US. I just use T-mobile prepaid without a data plan, moistly because I don't want to sign a contract.
     
  3. joeymoon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if you want a data plan what options are there? ATT 2 yr agreement which we already said no, but anything else?
     
  4. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    If the phone is unlocked, you can buy a T-Mobile or AT&T prepaid SIM with data/voice.
     

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