iPhone Traveling Abroad with iPhone 4S: PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Kflik, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Kflik macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011
    To anyone who takes the time to help; thank you.

    Quick Facts:
    - iPhone 4S
    - iOS 6.0.1 (10A523)

    I am traveling to Mexico for 4 weeks time. At&t international add on plan rates are pretty steep in price. I was hoping by jailbreaking my phone with the new jailbreak that is out and then unlocking my phone I would be able to then purchase an appropriate SIM card in my destination city that would be able to provide me with talking minutes/data/text.

    Is there anyone that has done this before, is familiar with the process, or can just explain to me in a concise way how to go about this. I really appreciate any input/time.

    Thank you.
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    no unlock for the 4s via jailbreaking, however you can buy an permanent unlock for less than $2 at swift unlocks
  3. ilfn143, Feb 21, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013

    ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    unlock your phone via ebay or at&t & get local sim. get a google voice # or port your # to google voice. you'll get all your sms and voicemail via google voice app.
  4. Kflik thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011
    So there is no real NEED to jailbreak my phone first before purchasing an unlock from eBay / swift unlocks?

    Can you or anyone else give me a resource that EASILY explains the unlock process?

    Then buy a local SIM card, place local SIM in iPhone 4S and I will be all set to go? Why get google voice if the local SIM has minutes on it?

    I will be calling people back in the U.S. as well as other employees down in Mexico that will be with me (they have U.S. iPhones as well).

    AGAIN - Thank you!
  5. zamudiovsky macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    There is a plan from AT&T called Viva Mexico, i believe its about $10 a month and you can remove it whenever you want and you get to use your minutes in Mexico as if you were in the US, call Mexican numbers (land and cell) and US numbers. No data or texting though :/

    Source: I have that plan!
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    AT&T phones can be IMEI unlocked for $5
    You can then use any GSM sim forever
    No need to jailbreak

    There is a huge thread here on IMEI unlocks if you need more info but this is a no brainer.
  7. clockworkorange macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    Get your phone unlocked by swiftunlocks once they confirm its unlocked get a pre-paid Telcel SIM card (Telcel is one of the few Mexican carriers that actually has good coverage and decent speeds).

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