So it's ok to buy an iPhone without AT&T subscription again?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by frosse, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    I heard that you can buy an iPhone in the US without AT&T subscription again like you could with the original iPhone, is that true?

    I'm not a US citizen if that matters...

    And yeah, do you have to jailbreak it to unlock it?
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

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    you have been able to do this all along`

    3gs 16 GB $499 32 GB $599 but it's still licensed to AT&T , AT&T or Apple will not factory unlock so you must jb/un lock if you are in a area that you can buy factory unlocked I would do that! no jb/un for any firmware above 3.1.2 nobody knows when!
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    FWIW, until a few weeks ago, you still had to be an AT&T customer to buy at full-price. Although nothing with a contract was done, apple still verified that you were an AT&T customer before they could sell it you. Now anyone can buy them at full price.
     
  4. frosse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is there some way you can unlock an iphone without jailbreaking it?
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    no

    Unless it's a factory Unlocked phone! this is why factory unlocked phones command more money! otherwise 1st you have to Jailbreak it then you unlock it!
     
  6. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Now if i Bring my own iphone my 2G iPhone on a regular plan will they have me sign a 2 year plan ?
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    At one point, there was a device could you buy that piggybacked on your SIM card that would fool an iPhone into thinking a non-AT&T SIM was AT&T, but I don't know if that still works. That was from a few years back...

    Hopefully they release a 3.1.3 jailbreak soon!
     

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