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    Post [Advice] T-Mobile Service, is it Now A Good Time To Buy An iPhone ?

    I'm a current T-Mobile customer and I want to purchase an iPhone. I was waiting to see what new Releases and Updates would be announced at MacWorld, now that it is over, is now a good time to purchase an iPhone or shall I wait a little longer for what ever reason(s)? And yes, my plans are to unlock it so I can stay with T-Mobile!

    Please advise!

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    I would wait for 3G.
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    I was thinking the same until I spoke with a friend in regards. But isn't 3G probably a long ways off? Apple haven't met their quota in sales yet and for them to announce and launch a New 3G phone will just hinder that goal.

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    I've got my 1.0.0 OTB updated to 1.1.1 and unlocked with AnySIM on T-Mobile. I love it, have had no issues with them and my having an iPhone since September.

    If you do get one, you have to be careful. Any new retail iPhone is likely 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 and the 4.6 bootloader, which cannot be software unlocked yet. 1.1.3 also cannot be jailbroken through public means yet either (jailbreak allows for 3rd party apps and therefore software unlocks when released). 1.1.2 with the 4.6 BL can be unlocked with a *SIM hardware solution though (for an additional cost, price varies depending on which you go with). Look for a 1.1.1 OTB (or the rare US 1.1.2 3.9 BL) or earlier so you can software unlock. Search the forums for the week/serial combinations that generally have this combination firmware/bootloader. Be wary though, refurbished iPhones sold through Apple are all updated.

    Your best bet is to get a 1.1.1 or earlier iPhone with the 3.9 BL from eBay if you want to immediately use it as a phone and unlock it. Watch out for scams. If you buy new, be aware it'll likely be an iPod Touch (or if you get stuck with a 1.1.3 a paperweight) for a while until a solution is publicly released.

    Hope this helps ya!

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    You need a 1.1.1 phone that has the older bootloader, you can upgrade and jailbreak to 1.1.2 but it's a bit more complicated than 1.1.1 thus i have been too lazy to do so.

    I'm currently on T-Mobile, 1.1.1, and not having many issues but i have random restarts i need to do.


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    Since you waited that long .. you might as well wait another year for the 3g to come out and another year for a better firmware for the 3g version release.

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    My motto: Get it while you can.
    I have 1.1.1 updated to 1.1.2 and very happy with it. Because of the old bootloader you have all options.
    You still can get them. (I was happy at ebay buying a phone declared as 1.1.2 OTB but was indeed a 1.1.1 so I unlocked it within minutes and sold it again )

    The easiest way: go to Apple Store and buy a 1.1.2 (quick!). The only reason not to do (beside snippin' the SIM card, if you have 2 left hands )that is if you want to use multiple SIMs because you need a SIM proxy for 1.1.2 (OTB) (like TurboSIM, StealthSIM etc) to unlock it and if you exchange them frequently you risk to ruin either your SIMs or the phone tray.
    All upcoming higher versions - who knows what when, surely it wont get easier to jailbreak, activate and unlock them.

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