So whos going to France to get their PAYG iphones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zeasar, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. zeasar macrumors regular

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  2. Sniperbob macrumors newbie

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    Will the price that is JUST for the phone without the pay to go be fully unlocked?
     
  3. moabon.rob macrumors member

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    It should be... the macnn article seems to indicate that:

    iPhone 3G, PAYG unlocked to anything on Orange is €509/€609

    iPhone 3g, PAYG unlocked to any network is €609/€709
     
  4. zeasar thread starter macrumors regular

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    €100 cheaper if you buy it locked, which Im happy enough to do the unlocking back home.
     
  5. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    but where's the unlock

    pwnage seems out of the question for a while based on their last post
     
  6. mkoesel macrumors regular

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    Wow, €709 = 1,121.89 USD.

    That's some serious layout for an "unlocked" phone. I do wonder if it would be as simple as inserting a SIM for it to work here, or if the phone somehow blocks AT&T (or other non-French or non-European) network access?
     
  7. psendeavor macrumors newbie

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    Yes, at least as it is as 'unlocked' as the Belgian iPhone (615€, works out of the box with all three major Belgian providers, and apparently with providers in other European countries as well).
     
  8. mkoesel macrumors regular

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    I am surprised we have not heard any reports of people trying these unlocked foreign phones with US providers yet. Although it should certainly work the skeptic in me wonders if they have done something to cripple them. With all the hubbub about trying to unlock the 3G it seems an easier route would be to just get one from Europe, that way you have an official phone with no hacks and can then install new firmware updates as needed without worrying about the potential for it getting locked again.
     
  9. Rankrotten macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps you can only update it in France with a French iTunes account..
     

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