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    Default (3G) Open unlocked phones in South Africa

    Hi

    For everybody interested, you can buy a fully unlocked Iphone from Apple in South Africa for US$590 when you claim back your VAT when leaving South Africa.

    This phone is sold without a contract and is already activated when you take it out of the box.

    I updated my new phone to 2.1 and had now Internet connection at the time. The phone was requesting to be activated in Itunes.

    I restored the Internet connection, connected the phone and after about 10 seconds the phone showed the network and went to the springboard. A message appeared on the screen that said that the phone is now activated and open for use!

    Will a South Africa sim card in a phone purchased outside SA have the same effect? Perhaps it will and this will be the way to open the phones?



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    Did you open the phone? i hear that Apple attached some kind of sim unlock in the phone....Please report back what you got. Thankz

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    I think apple will not put something to unlock the phone

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    Can someone who purchased the South African iPhone 3G check the Model number whether belong to either one the list shown below?

    MB489SO/A
    MB496SO/A
    MB500SO/A

    Thanks.

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    Default Unlocked 3G iPhones in South Africa

    Since the beginning of the month Vodacom have been selling unlocked iPhones, they do not acknowledge this openly, but with a nod and a wink. I have tested on alternative networks in SA and on vodafone in the UK. Together with the Hong Kong sale of unlocked iphones does this herald a change of business model?







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    Default Unlocked 3G in SA

    My model # is MB489SO, if that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinhbantotvn View Post
    Did you open the phone? i hear that Apple attached some kind of sim unlock in the phone....Please report back what you got. Thankz
    there is no any sim cards in it i have officially unlocked and activated from itunes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babo View Post
    I think apple will not put something to unlock the phone
    I think that you are right. After I initially updated and was not connected to the internet, the phone required to be connected to Itunes to be updated. When I connected, the phone "unlocked" itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GranpaD View Post
    My model # is MB489SO, if that helps!
    Thanks GranpaD!

 

 

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