where to buy IPhone 3Gs factory unlocked??

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  1. MacFever macrumors regular

    MacFever

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    Anyone know where in the U.S. someone can buy a factory unlocked one to be able to use any carrier sim card ?

    and also able to install new firmware?



    Thanks,
     
  2. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    no where right now
     
  3. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    There is no where now. There is no unlock yet either. Anyone who says they have one, its most likely downright lying. Keep up with blog.iphone-dev.org/
     
  4. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    I think it will be a while before we see iphone 3gs unlocked
     
  5. MacFever thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was hoping Apple would free up their strict guidelines and allow for unlocked phones to be purchased....albiet will be more costly...but still some of us need other carriers...
     
  6. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has no guidelines! It is up to the carrier to offer it unlocked. AT&T has an agreement with Apple to be the sole provider of the iPhone in the US. AT&T decides if they want to provide an unlocked version of the phone not Apple.
     
  7. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    What he said :p
     
  8. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    If you want a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS, you need to travel to Italy and get one there.
     
  9. srams123 macrumors newbie

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    Apple Unlocked iPhones available in Australia

    Guys,

    Apple is selling direct to consumers factory unlocked models of the iPhone 3G S which will work on any network worldwide !!

    There is no lock and so even with future OS upgrades from apple there will be no problems !!
     
  10. firewood macrumors 604

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    Check to see if you can get lower airfares to Italy or (IIRC) Belgium.

    Any other countries with cheap flights from the U.S. (and a good reason to take a short vacation there anyway)?
     
  11. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Sorry but this is only to Apple customers that have a mailing address in Australia. :eek:

    http://store.apple.com/au/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone?mco=MTE2OTU

    You can't change the country option so this is of limited use unless you are planning a trip to OZ.

    Dave
     
  12. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 3GS is available here in Australia unlocked directly from Apple and Apple only. It's a small fortune to buy one unlocked but at least the option is there :)
     
  13. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    You meant, Any GSM Network in the world...
     
  14. iphonetoday macrumors regular

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    here 2 site

    plemix.com
    or
    mobilecityonline.com


    good luck

    dont buy 3gs

    hot
    battery drain
    screen sweat
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    clueless
     

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