IPHONE 3GS Activate
hey my brother is gonna buy an iphone 3gs from apple store in us the
32gb one for 299-hell say that he wud not like to sign the contract as he wud gift to his bro (me)
and send it to me i reside in a different country
and there is no AT&T or anything
now since it is not activated
it will ask to activate
till then i cant do anything
so how should i activte and unlock so that i can use my local carrier
Originally Posted by rahuldean
Don't buy from the US - it only seems cheap. It isn't
Buy a factory unlocked phone from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong (or many European countries). or if your own country has a carrier that sells iPhones and offers an official unlock, use that (if the total cost is less than US$1100).
Your brother will end up with a bill much larger than $299 if he tries to do what you suggest (closer to $599). There is NO way for him to get the phone from AT&T without signing a contract (which he would then need to break and pay the extra fees for breaking it)
Also.. you risk getting a phone that can't currently be jailbroken or unlocked (3GS 3.1.3 with 3.1.3 baseband).