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# 39979 22-Aug-2009 11:47
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I can buy an Iphone from the US for around $300,
does anyone know what is involved in 'unlocking' it, or getting it to work in NZ?

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  # 249677 22-Aug-2009 15:29
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NO to get it at that price you need a 24 month contract with AT&T and then you will not be able to unlock it for the length of the contract.





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  # 249681 22-Aug-2009 15:42
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Either that or its a scam

 
 
 
 


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  # 249682 22-Aug-2009 15:46
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Google "iphone dev blog" they have all the information you need.

The only issue is whether or not you sign up for a contract.  With a contract, you'll still be on the hook for the monthly payments or contract termination fees.

Without the contract, you can unlock and jailbreak it.






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  # 249749 23-Aug-2009 03:35
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Brunzy: I can buy an Iphone from the US for around $300,
does anyone know what is involved in 'unlocking' it, or getting it to work in NZ?


No scam involved.

phone is either $99/199/299,
early termination fees $170 all USD.

Can onyone answer the original question?

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  # 249751 23-Aug-2009 07:44
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A friend of mine did it and it worked fine for him. In fact he bought 5 over and sold them cheap to his mates. So fairly sure it works. If the phone is bought through AT&T and is locked then there are plenty of unlocking tools around. Heaps of youtube tutorials explaining step by step so try Google and Youtube.

Hope this helps :)

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  # 249755 23-Aug-2009 08:07
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Yes it is very easy to do. run redsn0w and then install ultrasn0w

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  # 249760 23-Aug-2009 09:22
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problem
unlocked phones dont do any push notifications.
unlocking kills this ability
why dont u buy a true unlocked phone from aussie and get the gst back on entry thru the TRS system
i have a ist gen american phone and if u google it youll see software unlocks kill push on the phone.
so no apps like AIM or IM+ give you those push notifications.
Mobile me stiill does push email it is just notifications.
It is a pain to not have that

 
 
 
 


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  # 249887 23-Aug-2009 19:09
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freitasm: Or why don't just buy an unlocked iPhone from the Apple Store (NZ) and get full local warranty?



Not really worth the extra 200-300 dollars IMO

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  # 249967 24-Aug-2009 07:12
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chrisjunkie:
freitasm: Or why don't just buy an unlocked iPhone from the Apple Store (NZ) and get full local warranty?



Not really worth the extra 200-300 dollars IMO


Next post: Hi I parallel imported an I-phone, now it is broken and Apple here in NZ won't fix it under warranty.

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  # 251483 29-Aug-2009 08:35
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There is a fix for the push notifications that works
In Cydia. Just search for "push fix". Doesn't work when wifi is active.

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