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Ok, I'm tempted to buy an iphone in Switzerland and unlock it to use here in Portugal.
Who has done it and how much hassle free is the whole process.
its pretty much automated
Easy very easy.
Its almost plug and play. Just need to read the instructions carefully
Buy in Belgium, they're unlocked future-proofly I hear.
Fuck iPhone - just wait for this little beauty.
- awesome! If the iPhone had a slide-out keyboard like that I think I would have to give in.zoiks
- it's based on a fully open linux platform too - so comes 'pre-unlocked' :)detritus
- (this is the phone I've been waiting for about 4 years for!)detritus
- Fantastic, I've been waiting for your call for all these years!raf
- Oh yea - of course. I forgot.
I have no one to call.detritus
I still have to do the whole process with the original sim in it, correct?
Do I have to connect it first to iTunes in Switzerland or something? or can I do this out of the box here in Portugal. Cause It's my mother who lives in Switzerland. Don't want to make her open the box and connect the iphone herself before bringing it to me...
Can I do everything here? if someone knows please clarify me.
SSH, Cydia, AppSync < look those up.. you'll figure things out.
Are they cheap to buy in Switzerland?
I looked into getting one, but man AT&T rape you on service charges. Unfortunately without the service contract the prices here in the US are sky high. My only option would be to find a good used one, but people still seem to want a grip for them.
FU Apple & FU AT&T
As far as I know, iPhone 3G and 3Gs were never fully unlocked. You need to have an app running in the background that keeps unlocking it all the time. That's why you want to buy from a country where phones are sold unlocked - Belgium, Hong Kong, Poland (ERA network) and I think Italy. They're factory unlocked, meaning a firmware update will not lock them again.
Portugal sells factory unlocked iphones as well. I don't want to pay that much for a phone... 750€...