Unlock 3G Iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by solarisc, May 22, 2010.

  1. solarisc macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi Everyone,

    I wonder if i were to get the IPhone 3G and unlock it. Is it a smooth and easy process? And once unlock, do i just use it as a regular phone from ATT (i.e no service plan, etc ?)
    I plan to buy and cancel /terminate the line and use the Iphone as a regular /"non-smart" phone.

    Thank you

    S
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    #2
    You dont need to unlock it to use on AT&T. Any AT&T sim will work and activate a US iPhone.
    You can try using it without a data plan.
    Some people get away with it and some get the data plan added on latelly by AT&T.
     
  3. solarisc thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Thanks for your answer.

    Anyone else unlock and got it working without any plan from ATT?

    Thanks
     
  4. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

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    #4
    You probably should search the "iPhone Hacks" forum. I'm sure this has been discussed at depth. Either way, unlocking discussions belong there.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=105

    If you can unlock it, you will be able to use a SIM card from T-Mobile or whatever GSM carrier you choose. It won't need to be activated on AT&T. That's the entire point of unlocking. And it doesn't need a data plan on other carriers.
     
  5. RonHC macrumors 6502a

    RonHC

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    #5
    Yes you can but AT&T will most likely catch you because of the IMEI Number
     
  6. greemie macrumors member

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    You would need a iPhone on the old firmware, which is pretty scarce at the moment.
     

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