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    Hi
    I am trying to buy an iPhone 4 that is currently locked with another carrier. My questions is, is it possible to have it unlocked without a software unlock so that I can use it with my company and update the iOS without the fear of locking it up again. Sorry don't have much information on the version of iOS on the phone as it is packed. The current provider of the phone is not GSM. Any help appreciated thanks in advance.



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    For your first question the answer is no, there's no other unlock unless the phone is factory unlocked, which isn't the case here, so updating the phone will affect your unlock, that is assuming of course, it can be unlocked (It has to be on baseband 01.59.00).
    I am not sure what you mean by "The current provider of the phone is not GSM" but to clarify, there are two different models of the iPhone 4, GSM and CDMA.

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    Just to clarify element's comment: the CDMA iPhone 4 is currently only sold on Verizon (USA). It can ONLY be used with CDMA netwoks and lacks the correct hardware to operate on a GSM network. The same is true for GSM iPhone 4, they lack the hardware to work on a CDMA network.

    Can you be clearer as to whether you are talking about CDMA or GSM?

    As you are in Canada, Rogers will authorize an unlock for an iPhone 4 locked to their network (not sure about older iPhones).
    The other Canadian carriers selling locked iPhones will not authorise an unlock on a phone locked to their network
    See: Locating iPhone wireless carriers for more details.

    Apple Stores will also sell you a new "officially unlocked iPhone 4 - GSM model", this is an outright purchase and represents the true, unsubsidised cost of the phone.

    No carrier in Canada offers a CDMA iPhone 4 yet.
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    Hey

    Thanks for the reply I think I have started getting it, the phone is from telus so my understanding is in Canada they run on hspa network no CDMA. I was just not sure if that telus phone would work on my gsm provider but this makes it clear that it should as CDMA not available in Canada and also permanent unlock is not possible.

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    Telus is on the list of wireless carriers that sell the GSM iPhone. They also offer "authorized unlocking" - you need to enquire if that applies to the scenario you are considering.
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