T-Mobile USA customer interested in iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gtgrad95, May 21, 2009.

  1. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    Atlanta, GA.
    I am currently a T-Mobile customer and am interested in getting a iPhone. Since I am relatively a new to this I was wondering how I can do this. I am currently under contract with T-Mobile, so switching to AT&T is not an option.

    1. How do I get the iPhone? I understand that you can buy one from the Apple store for $599 without a 2 year contract with AT&T, but don't they make you activate service with them before you leave the store? How do I get around this?

    2. Is there a software unlock available for the current version or do I have to get one of those TurboSims for it to work?

    3. Can I get 3G internet service through T-Mobile?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (BB 8900: BlackBerry8900/ Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/301)

    1. Your best bet is ebay, craigslist, etc.

    2. There are guides here for software unlock.

    3. No 3g, sorry.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Tell them that it's a gift and it will be activated later. But like jackie said, you can find it cheaper on ebay or craigslist. If a new iPhone launches this July, there should be a flood of used iPhone 3Gs being sold on ebay/craigslist, which may even drive the prices lower than they currently are.

    To expand on what jackie said, its because T-Mobile uses different frequencies for their 3G network than AT&T. The iPhone doesn't support those frequencies for 3G. You would be able to use EDGE though.

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