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    Default iPhone working in Argentina with local carrier (Personal)

    Hi guys,

    Hi was able to make the iPhone work with an Argentinean carrier

    Check it out in:
    http://www.deremate.com.ar/accdb/Vie...p?IDI=17648276

    Jose



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    You are also selling it for $2000. Isn't that nice.

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    ha ha ha I wonder if he can sell this iPhone at that price since there will be two unlock softwares before next week!

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

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    Exclamation Unlocked iPhones in Argentina won't work anymore? HELP!

    As of October 12, Movistar (other carriers selling iPhones as well) is blocking data access to iPhones not sold by them. I was told by a customer rep, after 4 or 5 times of going to them to complaint, but I noticed it since they started to offer iPhone4 units.

    They call our units "not homologado" (signed?)

    I started having issues weeks ago, but definitely, since they started having iPhone4 in their systems for customer support and sale, internet went down.

    How do they KNOW my unit is US from the connection? (other than "I gave them the IMEI")
    Will it fix it giving them an argentinian IMEI? (you have to "hand it", so I'll need a friend's iPhone)

    Is there extra files in an iPhone sold down here?
    Is it just matter of getting a different signature? (when jailbreaking)
    Will an IMEI unlock code (US$ 49) make it work?
    Are they "seeing" I have an iPhone by the "Safari" browser?

    I've put my friend's SIM in my phone, and it worked right away. Mine gave his a "no cellular data network found" simptom. Same as mine, so the problem is in the Plan.

    I gave up the data plan, no refunds (the salesman told me I was getting an "iPhone" plan, but he didn't registered the device, because he knew it wouldn't work, but now it's my fault and 2 months of billing for 20% of poor service given is due, no discounts for "greedy salesman".

    Email works, though, Gmail and POP. No maps, no safari. Pages cached load anyway, even after cache is cleared O_O.
    I can't reach web pages by IP.

    I installed "IPconfig" from the app store, and it shows an IP, and everything fine, except a MAC Address of 00:00:00:00:00:07 (not gotten right from the hardware?) and "Broadcast Address" is "Unknown".

    Can anybody give me some enlightenment about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiozambrano View Post
    As of October 12, Movistar (other carriers selling iPhones as well) is blocking data access to iPhones not sold by them. I was told by a customer rep, after 4 or 5 times of going to them to complaint, but I noticed it since they started to offer iPhone4 units.

    They call our units "not homologado" (signed?)

    I started having issues weeks ago, but definitely, since they started having iPhone4 in their systems for customer support and sale, internet went down.

    How do they KNOW my unit is US from the connection? (other than "I gave them the IMEI")
    Will it fix it giving them an argentinian IMEI? (you have to "hand it", so I'll need a friend's iPhone)

    Is there extra files in an iPhone sold down here?
    Is it just matter of getting a different signature? (when jailbreaking)
    Will an IMEI unlock code (US$ 49) make it work?
    Are they "seeing" I have an iPhone by the "Safari" browser?

    I've put my friend's SIM in my phone, and it worked right away. Mine gave his a "no cellular data network found" simptom. Same as mine, so the problem is in the Plan.

    I gave up the data plan, no refunds (the salesman told me I was getting an "iPhone" plan, but he didn't registered the device, because he knew it wouldn't work, but now it's my fault and 2 months of billing for 20% of poor service given is due, no discounts for "greedy salesman".

    Email works, though, Gmail and POP. No maps, no safari. Pages cached load anyway, even after cache is cleared O_O.
    I can't reach web pages by IP.

    I installed "IPconfig" from the app store, and it shows an IP, and everything fine, except a MAC Address of 00:00:00:00:00:07 (not gotten right from the hardware?) and "Broadcast Address" is "Unknown".

    Can anybody give me some enlightenment about this?
    It is quite easy for the carrier to include equipment in their network that will check IMEIs against a database. The first part of the IMEI is called the TAC and is unique to a specific mobile model.

    I have not investigated this directly but it is very likely that Apple encodes the TAC part of the IMEI slightly different for iPhones targeted at different countries/regions. This could be done at manufacture time. They definitely do this to set the model number differently for iPhones made in different countries. The hardware is the same, just the model number, serial number, IMEI etc are hardcoded at manufacture time.

    AT&T do similar in the US; they can detect iPhones that are not from the US and insist they sign up for the iPhone plan (instead of chosing a cheaper data plan)

    If you need to supply the carrier manually with an IMEI, maybe they aren't using the more advanced tech I mentioned above. That is your only real chance.

    There is no IMEI unlock for USA (AT&T) iPhones that $49 is a scam and will be wasted money.

    There is no way to change the IMEI that your iPhone actually sends to the network. Even if there was, we don't allow discussion of this here as it is illegal in most countries.

    Other than that, vote for the right politicians who will legislate more openness and competition in the local mobile companies. Any carrier who uses such strongarm tactics to enforce expensive data plans on customers, or deny access to iPhones not purchased from them needs to be taken down a few notches. The future is that carriers are simply relayers of bits, nothing more.
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