Where I can buy unlocked iPhone 3GS?

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  1. mamcx macrumors regular

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    I live in Colombia and want to buy the iPhone 3GS for development purposes, so I prefer to pay for the full iPhone price and get it unlocked (I don't need stinky montly plans to develop!).

    But I don't know where I can get it from a reputable source...
     
  2. mamcx thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Most type of apps can be tested on iPod touch or iPhone 3g.
     
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    There have been previous threads listing at least two retailers in Italy that sell unlocked iPhones. The cost will be €619/€719 for the 16/32 GB models. I don't know if they will ship outside of the EU (or even outside of Italy), though.
     
  6. Que macrumors 6502

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    apple stores in australia are selling unlocked 3g s'.

    apparently.
     
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  8. mamcx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, but the problem is the import....

    I just think will be more easy on the US where I can import it easily with a carrier.
     
  9. ecks618 macrumors 6502

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    Buy a locked one because its cheaper and unlock it yourself. Its fairly easy.
     
  10. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    id go check ebay...

    i have a 16gb White 3g unlocked and jailbroken up for sail on there with no reserve. just put it up today...and its only 2 months old, so it still looks new.

    there are plenty listed on there...take your pick!
     
  11. mamcx thread starter macrumors regular

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    But I can't sing a contract with AT&T because I'm outside USA...
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Find one on ebay and purchase it.
    Even if its locked on AT&T you can jailbreak and unlock it with ultrasnow.


     
  13. jmann macrumors 604

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    In a few weeks you will be able to jailbreak and unlock it yourself for free. Just buy a regular one. :)
     
  14. sixmac macrumors member

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  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You guys probably got many GSM providers.
    Here we got only 2. So even if it was unlocked it could only work on Tmobile thru Edge since their 3G is incompatible with standard 3G frequencys used thruout the world.
    So it wouldnt make much of a difference IMO.
    Yes, the plans are cheaper but I'd rather not deal with slow 2G speeds.

     
  16. sixmac macrumors member

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    wow that surprises me, thought you would have a raft for 3G providers available. We have off the top of my head 4 or 5 different carriers to choose from with 3G coverage. Only 3 (optus, telstra, vodafone) are available to choose from in the apple store when purchasing. But if you want to use "3" (another 3g carrier) you can get it unlocked and go for it. Guess we are spoilt for choice making a competitive market.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, the more choices the better it is for the consumer.
    I wish I could say its the same here.
    2 choices for GSM and 2 choices for CDMA its pretty much it.
    Can you say monopoly?

     

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