Question Regarding Purchase Of Iphone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mattydavis23, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. mattydavis23 macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    Hi there everyone i have a question regarding buying an Iphone 3GS, When i go to the Apple Store to purchase my Iphone do i have to take it to AT&T to activate it? Or can i use my friends AT&T sim card to use it to unlock it for use on T-Mobile?? Any Advice is much appreciated

  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    You would activate it at the Apple Store via iTunes and if you are porting a number it may take longer, but at not time will you leave the Apple Store without activating it with AT&T. Your friends SIM card will do nothing for your situation....:(:(:(
  3. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    There is a way to active your iPhone 3GS without going to an AT&T or Apple store and then unlocking it to be used with T-Mobile. I am saying it because a co-worker has just done that. I can ask him tomorrow if you want me to.
  4. mattydavis23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    If you could that would be great!!! I look forward to your response
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    If you buy at the Apple Store, you won't be leaving without activating the phone on a two year AT&T contract.

    If you're planning on using it on T-Mobile, get ready to pay for the first month's service with AT&T plus the ETF.
  6. mattydavis23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    Okay i have another question for you, If i buy the Iphone from T-Mobile Germany, Will it work okay over here??
  7. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    You can have an AT&T customer get it at the no commitment price of $599/699.

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