Sim Free iPhone 4 sold in US??

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  1. kultschar macrumors 6502a

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    Is there such a thing as Sim Free iPhone 4 in USA?

    (Factory Unlocked)
     
  2. Stealthipad, Apr 3, 2011
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    Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Not sure if there will ever be such a thing as SIM free and/or Unocked.:(
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Sim free in the US. Yes a Verizon iPhone since CDMA does not use sim cards

    An unlocked phone? No you cannot buy a factory unlocked iPhone in the US
     
  4. kultschar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers guys, my dad is in NYC and been offered one for $700 but I didnt think such thing existed
     
  5. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    Officially, no. De la Vega still holds Jobs' pancreas hostage.

    Apple sells iPhones unlocked in Canada and Mexico, but not in the US. It's both sad and ironic.
     
  6. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    Sure he was "offered" one... on the streets!
     
  7. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    If it's truly factory unlocked, then that's a decent deal, especially if it's in good condition, considering you can't buy them in the US and they cost like $750 ish new here.
     
  8. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5)

    It exists elsewhere, though (United Kingdom, Canada, France, etc.). It could be legitimate. I'd find out more from the buyer about how they acquired the phone.
     
  9. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Ask to see a receipt, try the phone with a non-ATT SIM and make sure that the basement is above 1.59.00.
     
  10. enoC macrumors 6502

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    What if the basement is below 4th floor?

    It would make sense if you meant baseband:D
     
  11. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    Being from NY, I thought he was making a joke about 1st and 59th... :confused:
     
  12. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Sorry gents, I am my iPhone and for some reason I guess it changes base band (one word) to basement. My apologies for the confusion, I wasn't making any NY jokes.
     
  13. iApples macrumors 65816

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    If you're near the Canadian boarder, just purchase one from Canada.
     
  14. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    if they are imported from Canada (or another country that sells unlocked), then yes they are around in the US. but they don't directly sell them from the Apple Store unlocked.
     
  15. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    "You can stick it in your bumbum!" - The infinite wisdom of Tom Green.
     

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