Unlocking 3G iPhone

shuffles

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 7, 2007
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dublin, ireland
I was gonna buy the iphone on contract and then unlock it and put my own sim in. I know ill have to pay 45 euro a month but its worth it. I was wondering, wat will I lose by unlocking it. Also, if I unlock it can I get the new firmware update?
 

philgilder

macrumors 68000
Sep 30, 2007
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UK
you can't unlock the iphone 3g
you will need to buy a turbosim type hack, and theres no guarantee these will always work

also, why not buy it then cancel the contract and pay an early termination fee, or whatever your country uses as each is different
 

tomzak

macrumors newbie
Sep 12, 2008
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If I'm not mistaken you cannot use the iphone with Verizon or Sprint (somebody correct me if i'm wrong). The iphone is a GSM device.