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

    Feb 24, 2009
    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

    Aug 18, 2005
    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

    Feb 24, 2009
    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


    Jun 20, 2007
    If the phone is unlocked, you can buy a T-Mobile or AT&T prepaid SIM with data/voice.

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