Using iPhone with Orange UK?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Philsy, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Philsy macrumors 6502a

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    Is is possible to hack an iPhone to work with an Orange UK SIM card?

    If so, it seems the cheapest place to buy is from Apple at £260. So why are people buying iPhones on eBay at over £300?

    Thanks

    Phil
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    use the search in future
    what you want to do is 'unlocking'
    this cant be done, unless you use a stealthsim or turbosim
    google for them...
     
  3. Philsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that friendly reply :)
     
  4. ascham87 macrumors regular

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    It can be done, but only using an American iPhone with the older bootloader. For example, I have an iPhone that I bought the first day. I unlocked it and am using an Orange UK sim when I travel to London tomorrow. And hence the reason why people are paying well over 300 quid on ebay, because they are getting iPhones with the older bootloader, which is enabling them to be software unlocked.
     
  5. emotion macrumors 68040

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    A TurboSim style device can also be used to unlock a 1.1.2 OOTB phone btw.
     
  6. Philsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks - that's useful information, just what I was looking for.

    Phil
     
  7. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    Just so you know, there is a person on eBay UK selling US Unlocked iPhones (v1.1.1) for just £209.99 + £19.99 delivery. They're being snapped up fast. The userID of the person is cherryand1943.

    Do not buy. Apparently it's a dodgy deal. Looks like I'm £230 down :(
     

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