Whats the point of a "world phone" if no U.S. carrier will provide an unlock for you?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ap3604, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    This is listed as a benefit of the new 4s but it seems rather stupid to list this as an actual feature if Verizon/Att, etc wont provide you an unlock code to actually use your iPhone overseas.

    It seems like they meant this as a feature for all versions but did they just mean this was a feature for those people who pay an extra $$$ for the unlocked version? :confused:

    I guess to me its like saying "This product is great! You can use it all over the WORLD... as long as your in the United States" :rolleyes:
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    The unlocked one is available for $649.

    Also, it means you can take your phone number with you, which I have found useful when I went to Australia and Europe. It is expensive though. Unfortunately as with all of Verizon's other world phones, it does NOT mean they intend for you to unlock it and use it with local carriers. They mean you can use the world service, and pay up the nose for that privilege.
     

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