question for iphone unlockers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by elliotsdad, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. elliotsdad macrumors newbie

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    Hi, thinking about buying an iPhone to unlock for UK ORANGE network. But wondering what happens if phone develops a problem three or four months from now. As I wouldn't have joined the legit O2 network, wouldn't Apple decline any question of tech support or replacement. Say the audio out becomes faulty, you can't admit to this fault without owning up to unlocking and using on a prohibited network. Just wondering what other unlockers would plan to do?
    Many thanks
    Eric
     
  2. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    Nothing. As an unlocker you're trading full support for the ability to use your phone on any network and/or run third party apps on it. Once the phone develops a fault/dies you're sol unless you somehow manage to virginize your phone. But even then Apple would ask why you dony have an AT&T/O2 account
     
  3. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    They couldn't really. Which network you're on is irrelevant unless it can be proven to have caused the fault - and in the UK any faults that develop within 6 months are deemed to be manufacturing faults unless proven otherwise (under SOGA, called the reversed burden of proof).

    Of course if you brick it whilst flashing it they'll probably just laugh at you.. but for genuine hardware faults your statutory rights always apply... so if for example the battery dies and it won't switch on any more, you can get a replacement whether you jailbroke it or not.. it's irrelevant.

    In the example given if the audio became faulty due to a dodgy port or something you'd be covered. If they bitched next stop would be trading standards, but it rarely gets that far (and apple seem exceptionally good at replacing stuff anyway).
     

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