Well, I'm probably going to Europe in the next 2 weeks.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JMV290, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. JMV290 macrumors newbie

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    I'm posting it here since I'm sure I'll have to jailbreak it for me to try this.

    I may be going to Europe (Italy specifically) in the next week or two. There's no way in Hell I'm going to pay the insane roaming charges. Google seems to be failing me tonight, so I figured I'd register here.

    If I wanted to use my iPhone in Europe without paying insane data roaming fees, I'd unlock the phone and switch the sim with a prepaid one from a European carrier, right?

    Can someone explain the exact steps and carriers to use?

    Sorry if this has been asked before. :/
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    You're right, you need to jailbreak and unlock the phone.

    Depending whether it's 3G or 2G iPhone, and whether you're Windows or Mac, the procedure differs a bit.

    Choose the correct tutorial from the first 3 on this page:
    http://www.iclarified.com/entries/index.php?caid=2&scid=11&seid=1&go=b

    Follow the tutorial exactly.

    Can't help you with Italian carriers, and it's not always easy to get pre-paid SIM with a good data package. Maybe someone else here will know. You may be best getting a SIM for phone and texts, and using wifi spots for when you need data - in most hotels and lots of other places you'll be able to get wifi connections.
     
  3. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my iphone in Italy, so it was legally unlocked. Follow above guide for unlocking yours then you can choose between Voda or TIM. I used TIM while I was there they had a great prepaid option it was 15Euros for 500 megs of data and 30 Euros of talk time (unlimited incoming). More than I needed for the month I traveled around there. Good luck, have fun :)
     
  4. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    If you are on a 3G and you updated to firmware 2.2.1, just released by Apple, your our of luck my friend when to comes to unlocking for use with another sim. The new baseband update disable YellowSn0w. This may change in the next few weeks but most likely will not.
     

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