unlocked users

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tbluhp, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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  2. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

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    I unlocked to the "just in case I need it unlocked one day" network.
     
  3. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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  4. faiz23 macrumors 6502

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  5. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yup Its edge alright I cant get any prepaid sim that i cut down to do anything better then edge sometimes but only a few seconds I get 3g
     
  6. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    Haha yes but I pay less for 2 lines (iPhone 5 & iPhone 4S) then most pay for 1 line. I am on a wifi 90% of the time home / work. My voice calls and AT&T, Sprint, Verizon are no different as each has weak signal areas. My text and theirs are the same ...

    So I have crappy edge speed off wifi (not for long by the way - 3G coming to 1900 band) but I pay less than half. I'm good with that!

    T-mobile!
     
  7. duneriderltr450 macrumors 6502

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  8. faiz23 macrumors 6502

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    Why not Straight talk for $45 or less every month with unlimited minutes, unlimited text and 2gb of HSPA+ 6.99mbps USABLE data. Just cut the micro sim down to nano by ensuring horizontal lines and center chip is aligned.

    Edit: You do not even need to have it unlocked for straight talk to work and you can try h20, redpocket or any other AT&T mvno
     

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  9. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Still on AT&T, but unlocked it because 1. It's nice to have that option, especially since I'll be traveling to other countries soon, and 2. it's cheap to unlock right now, so might as well do it now in case the people capable of factory unlocking get shut down for whatever reason. Not to mention when the time comes, it'll be easier to sell an unlocked iPhone than a locked one.

    It's also the principle of the thing. AT&T imposes a hefty termination fee for breaking the contract. That should be enough to make them whole, and all they should be allowed to get out of it. They shouldn't get to have their cake and eat mine too by both collecting an ETF *and* still keeping exclusive rights to the hardware.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Guess what?
    The prepaid sim has nothing to do wether you get Edge or 3G on Tmobile.
     
  11. faiz23 macrumors 6502

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    Depends on where you live and what area of the city. T-mobile is refarming all 1900mhz spectrum for 3g HSPA+ for AT&T iphones to take advantage of T-mobile network full bandwidth. They wanted to merge with AT&T and bring the iphone but that fell through. THis is their contingency plan and will be done by end of 2012 but I honestly think first quarter of 2013. I plan to switch over to t-mobile once it is complete in DFW, TX but until then Straight talk is working lovely on 3 iphones for the last 10 months.


    http://support.t-mobile.com/message/185435

    http://www.tmonews.com/tag/refarm/

    http://www.tmonews.com/2012/06/t-mobile-breaks-up-galaxy-s-iii-launch/

    http://www.tmonews.com/2012/06/t-mo...ees-of-pcs1900-hspa-testing-in-san-francisco/

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1293853&page=4
     
  12. ar93 macrumors member

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    i unlocked my iphone 5 to tmobile and just got 3g in my area last week. works good for me.:cool:
     
  13. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

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    Like a few others here, I too hav unlocked just because the option is a ailable plus I travel outside the US very other year a least. So, when I travel, I don't have to carry a spare unlocked phone for that purpose and I can just get a local SIM and pop it into my iPhone which is already setup for my use and ready to go.
     

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