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# 36145 20-Jun-2009 10:45
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Was just having a look at the att website in America. Here is my plan:
Buy an 16GB iPhone 3G s and get it sent to a relative I have in America. Pay the early termination fee of $175 and get out of the contract. Then I own the iPhone without a contract. Get my relative to send it to me here and have it unlocked and jailbroken.

$199(iphone cost) + $175(early termination fee) =$374 USD which is $580 NZD

Will this work??

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  # 226972 20-Jun-2009 11:03
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No, there is no SIM unlock for the iPhone 3G S and it could be months or weeks if ever before it's simple to do.

Follow blog.iphone-dev.org for more info.





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  # 226987 20-Jun-2009 12:29
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I think its a good plan but just wait till the unlock is released. I might do the same thing myself.




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  # 226988 20-Jun-2009 13:00
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How much is the eariy termination fee in nz, for vodafone?



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  # 226989 20-Jun-2009 13:06
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Hayden: How much is the eariy termination fee in nz, for vodafone?

I think it works out to be the cost of an iPhone if you buy it outright from vodafone or even more, so probably 1000+ buy would be less depending on how long you have had the plan.

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  # 227008 20-Jun-2009 14:49
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Surely you can wait a month. You might get a slightly cheaper phone from the US but the hassles of having a hacked unlocked phone (if this will even be possible) + no warranty in NZ (iPhone warranties are country specific as I found out the hard way with an Australian officially unlocked iPhone) don't seem worth it.

We are one of the only countries in the world selling fully SIM unlocked iPhones. This is a Very. Good. Thing.


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  # 227717 23-Jun-2009 16:35
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I would be keen on getting one from the states bought over but dont know anyone over there :(

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  # 227736 23-Jun-2009 17:43
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I was thinking about the same thing, but im just going to wait for it to come out here, they might have new better plans etc.

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  # 227805 23-Jun-2009 21:59
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hey, what happens if you 'lose' your phone? - are you still required to pay disconnection fees?

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  # 227818 23-Jun-2009 22:42
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It is tempting, primarily because we don't even have a 'confirmed' release date by any of the carriers here - all we know is july sometime.  If I had a date, and a confirmed pre-order, it'd be a lot easier to dea lwith the wait. . .

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  # 227927 24-Jun-2009 12:34
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ZALMAN: I would be keen on getting one from the states bought over but dont know anyone over there :(



*cough* mail forwarding *cough*





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  # 227928 24-Jun-2009 12:37
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alsta: Surely you can wait a month. You might get a slightly cheaper phone from the US but the hassles of having a hacked unlocked phone (if this will even be possible) + no warranty in NZ (iPhone warranties are country specific as I found out the hard way with an Australian officially unlocked iPhone) don't seem worth it.



We are one of the only countries in the world selling fully SIM unlocked iPhones. This is a Very. Good. Thing.






Insurance? they covered my Imported device when i dropped my hot drink on it :(





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  # 227932 24-Jun-2009 12:42
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Aaroona:
ZALMAN: I would be keen on getting one from the states bought over but dont know anyone over there :(



*cough* mail forwarding *cough*


Wouldn't work though would it? You have to insert your social security number when purchasing online so they can do a credit check. So unless you have someone over there that is willing to let you use their name, social security number and have clean credit you would be out of luck.

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  # 227933 24-Jun-2009 12:44
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marmel:
Aaroona:
ZALMAN: I would be keen on getting one from the states bought over but dont know anyone over there :(



*cough* mail forwarding *cough*


Wouldn't work though would it? You have to insert your social security number when purchasing online so they can do a credit check. So unless you have someone over there that is willing to let you use their name, social security number and have clean credit you would be out of luck.



oh okay, i will eat my words for that then.

Maybe its time to find some friends...

... in the us.





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  # 229849 1-Jul-2009 10:47
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I've got 12months left on my business contract and its 500 bucks to brake it... so I might look at the states option again.

I didn't realise even though I didn't get a free phone when I went on a work plan they still put me on a contract... guttered.




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  # 229896 1-Jul-2009 12:15
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djpaubes: I've got 12months left on my business contract and its 500 bucks to brake it... so I might look at the states option again.



I didn't realise even though I didn't get a free phone when I went on a work plan they still put me on a contract... guttered.

Ask for a copy of the contract you signed...








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