(3G) Open unlocked phones in South Africa
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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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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