[3G] Buying iPhone 3g in France
In this link I saw that in France the iPhone 3g is locked but I can contact the carrier for authorized unlock
How long does it take? Anyone can buy unlocked or only french people?
I guess that I have to pay more, does anyone know how much more?
French conection confirmation
I am just writing from Paris.
You can buy a prepaid 8gb iphone for eu 409 and a 16gb for 509 aproximately. This price is after the tax return (13%) every foreigner is entitled.
There is no need to be a French resident. They will only ask you to provide a passport or federal id. It can be unlocked to any carrier if you buy a recharge of Eu 100. After 2 days you can call orange assistance ( dial 722 from the iphone) and ask for an unlock which codes will be sent in 48 hours by e-mail.
I have bought a 16 gb. It looks consistent to me since this info was confirmed by two diferent Orange store assistants. It has cost me therefore EU 609. I have already asked for the unlock.
I will write again as soon as I confirm it is unlocked.