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    Question [Iphone 3G] Is at&t selling sim unlocks BUT with actviation?

    I'm dead confuse and lost from reading all mix threats..

    From what I know it seems all 3G has NO SIM LOCK (Please let me know if I'm wrong)

    So if my search power has not mistaken me..... its seems all 3G requires their service provider (who sells 3G to you in your county) to active it for you (or itune it yourself)...and you will have no problem after running other sim cards thats IS NOT FROM YOUR PROVIDER....am I correct??

    Does applies to at&t??

    Also, I wonder if I'm already part of the 2G plan before hand...will it additional charge me for the activation fee AGAIN if i slot it into the 3G?

    Please help me out...
    Thanks guys



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    You are not correct. Some Iphones (depending on the country) are SIM LOCKED, some are NOT. In Italy for example, once you sign a contract and activate the phone, you are SIM FREE. You can put any sim you like in your phone, but you still have the obligation to honor your contract and pay the monthly fee of the provider that activated your phone.
    In the AT&T case, not only you have a two year committment contract, but your iphone is SIM LOCKED to AT&T. Clear ?!?!?!
    Pakal

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    Ok...so you're talking about that at&t 3g iphone comes with sim locked??
    Can any other confirm this?

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    man common sense check apple web support
    you will find it there

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    If you wondering if it work with USA T-Mobile sim then it no.. it lock to only AT&T sim card... not sure if AT&T iPhone 3G would support other iPhone 3G sim like O2 UK, Orange France, T-Mobile Germany, Softbank Japan, and etc... where iPhone 3G are sold... but I assume AT&T iPhone 3G is lock to them only... why.... because they suck...


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    Quote Originally Posted by shadman248 View Post
    man common sense check apple web support
    you will find it there
    if its common sense please tell me where you can find on apple web support that SAYS ITS SIM UNLOCK.....I will be surprise if they actually TELLS YOU THAT THE PHONE IS UNLOCK.....Ever since 2G version is locked, I'm not surprise 3G will be also locked...I need confirmation...not like DUDE..check it yourself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ione View Post
    If you wondering if it work with USA T-Mobile sim then it no.. it lock to only AT&T sim card... not sure if AT&T iPhone 3G would support other iPhone 3G sim like O2 UK, Orange France, T-Mobile Germany, Softbank Japan, and etc... where iPhone 3G are sold... but I assume AT&T iPhone 3G is lock to them only... why.... because they suck...
    Yes this is my questions that I have been running in my mind. All I know is that Hong Kong Iphone 3G is indeed sim free...HOWEVER its NOT ACTIVATION FREE...you will need to get them active the phone for you to use....so you get it fresh out of the box from ebay and NOT ACTIVED...i assume you will be stuck...since you will NEVER pass the activation part....

    and this might even ended up that you CANNOT RESTORE...NOR REST your phone coz you cannot pass the activation part...(of course ones with get pwned on them...thats difference case)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankit View Post
    Yes this is my questions that I have been running in my mind. All I know is that Hong Kong Iphone 3G is indeed sim free...HOWEVER its NOT ACTIVATION FREE...you will need to get them active the phone for you to use....so you get it fresh out of the box from ebay and NOT ACTIVED...i assume you will be stuck...since you will NEVER pass the activation part....

    and this might even ended up that you CANNOT RESTORE...NOR REST your phone coz you cannot pass the activation part...(of course ones with get pwned on them...thats difference case)
    Quote Originally Posted by Aloshe View Post
    Thanks! That's very useful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankit View Post
    Yes this is my questions that I have been running in my mind. All I know is that Hong Kong Iphone 3G is indeed sim free...HOWEVER its NOT ACTIVATION FREE...you will need to get them active the phone for you to use....so you get it fresh out of the box from ebay and NOT ACTIVED...i assume you will be stuck...since you will NEVER pass the activation part....

    and this might even ended up that you CANNOT RESTORE...NOR REST your phone coz you cannot pass the activation part...(of course ones with get pwned on them...thats difference case)

    Well, I bought the 3G iPhone in Hong Kong and did NOT use the Sim card they provided me. I can activate the Phone without a SIM card in the Phone without any problems. I can even restore all my previous Contacts, Calendars and even Home Web Bookmarks, favorites dials without any problem.

    In fact, I have never used the Sim card in my contract.

    I doubt that the activation part check anything at all, apart from the IMIE. As I have never touched the SIM they provided in the contract and it still rest in the box.


 

 

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