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Topic # 24190 17-Jul-2008 16:00
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So if you buy the full price RRP iPhone, take it to Australia on holiday and whack a Australian prepay sim in it, will it work?

I understand how the unlockit.co.nz site will change the APN, but it appears the Australian carriers are allowing official unlocks which are done through iTunes.

How does Vodafones no lock policy work in this case?


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  Reply # 148898 17-Jul-2008 16:07
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Yes the iphone 3G is not SIM locked

Its been spoken about many times on GZ



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  Reply # 148905 17-Jul-2008 16:12
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So does that mean the ones being shipped here are different from the ones to Australia then, as they are getting IMEI unlocks performed through iTunes by Apple?

What stops a T-mobile in the states or 3 subscriber in Australia picking one up here on holiday then?

Or can they not be "activated" through iTunes without a approved carriers SIM?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 148908 17-Jul-2008 16:19
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All I can answer is the phone is not SIM locked

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  Reply # 149078 18-Jul-2008 09:15
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From all of the discussions I have seen, I have seen a lot of supposition, but no actual, definitive statement from Vodafone or customer test where someone put another carrier's SIM into a Vodafone NZ iphone.

There is intense international interest in unlocking (instead of just jailbreaking) the 3G device, so I can only assume that several carriers are still carrier locking them.




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  Reply # 149248 18-Jul-2008 19:26
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jpollock: From all of the discussions I have seen, I have seen a lot of supposition, but no actual, definitive statement from Vodafone or customer test where someone put another carrier's SIM into a Vodafone NZ iphone.
Not exactly another Carrier... but I have been using my VF AU sim in iPhone in Sydney this week and running with APN vfinternet.au on Aus 3G network.
Vodafone made no changes to phone and was purchased outright.  I was using LennonNZ tool at first, and then downloaded the config utility off the apple site.
Should have tested with an optus of telstra sim while I was in Sydney.

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