Any country where Apple is selling iphone thru multiple providers.
Is there any other country where apple is selling phones thru multiple providers.
Here is the deal here at least.
Provider Vodophone is way cheaper than airtell.
But very few people have vodophone sims most are with airtell cause their network is better.
Now if you buy a phone from vodophone you must activate it with a vodophone sim.
If you buy a phone from airtell you must activate it with a airtell sim.
Once activated you cant change sims.
The phone is the same
Itunes is the same.
Also neither of they want you to sign any contract you just need a sim from them. It can be prepaid or post paid.
Vodophone will even give you a free sim if you show them your airtell bill.
So only logical conclusion is that
a. There is a secret code in their carier bundle which lets the phone decide to work or not work.
b. Apple is tracking Serial numbers thru itunes.
Ah the joys of just getting a regular phone.