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Old 01-07-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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I have T-Mobile service, can i use an unlock iPhone on their network?

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Texas
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i believe so. call their customer service number 611 and ask for unsupported devices support.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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but even though they support it, I'm not sure it will work w/ an iphone. doesn't apple automatically update it when you connect it and then disable it? Or did they stop doing that?
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:57 AM
 
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but even though they support it, I'm not sure it will work w/ an iphone. doesn't apple automatically update it when you connect it and then disable it? Or did they stop doing that?
No, it doesn't automatically change the system software when you connect it or when you sync your files. But you won't be able to install any firmware updates. Or if you do, you will have to re-jailbreak the phone. From what I've read, "jailbreaking" doesn't truly unlock the phone, either, it just allows you to install third-party apps and do some other modifications. You have to do a little more intensive hacking to actually unlock the phone.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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from what I've heard, iphones sold in Europe all use T-Mobile. I've seen a few non-hacked iphones on T-Mobile. not sure if this is still the case or if it's worth the expense getting one of these phones
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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The problem would be getting a phone. If you buy a phone the "normal" way in the US, you have to sign up with a two year AT&T contract first, which you must then pay to terminate. And according to one article I read, if you terminate early you have to return the phone, since one of the conditions for receiving the subsidized price was to pay for a two-year contract. You can buy an unlocked first generation 8 gig iphone for about $550 plus shipping online, but I'm not sure how reliable the sellers are, and that phone through the official channels is now only $200, and has 3G capability. Unless you're a diehard Apple fan I'm really not sure it's worth it to do this.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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i have an iphone 3g that i got from a friend, iv ebeen trying to change my networks to t mobile and i have done cydia and installer to the best of my ability but when i follow the rules it ends up saying.."invailed sims" does someone have something that will help me [email]pleaserickapina@yahoo.com[/email]
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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There are some instructions at this web page: How To Unlock an iPhone - PC World
I have no idea whether or not this works.
But no matter what, you have to replace the SIM card that's in the phone now with one from T-Mobile.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Are there any updates on this? I recently met a woman who has a Tmobile - I phone. She said her husband just added the sim card but obviously there is more to it.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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From what I understand, you first have to jailbreak the phone, then unlock it, then change the sim card.
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