A couple of questions about iPhone

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Hello!

I am in the market for an iPhone. However, I am switching from Verizon to T-Mobile so I am going to go the unlocking route. I have a few questions though... do you think it is going to be possible to unlock a new iPhone 3G? I don't see how if you can't buy the phone without a plan from AT&T at the store or paying an early termination fee.

Other questions about the older iPhone. Is my best bet to get one through eBay? I am not happy with the prices I have found on there so far. Close to 400 bucks for 8 GB iPhones used. Whats the cheapest place to find one? I will buy one retail new if they are available but I thought they have been sold out for a bit.

Thanks for any help!
 

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Welcome to the forum.

You cant buy an iPhone from them without a plan from AT&T because in order to buy it, you have to activate it in the store. If you buy the phone and plan on canceling your service within 30 days of service with them, you are forced to return the phone.


Yes, your best bet is to get it through eBay. You can also check places like craigslist and things like that.
Also, you wont be able to buy it new because they are not being made anymore.
Hope I answered your questions :)
 
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Alright, I figured as much. Craigslist may be a good alternative though. Thanks!
 

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Alright, I figured as much. Craigslist may be a good alternative though. Thanks!
No problem, and from personal experience with Craigslist, make sure that the only deals you do are in person.
 
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Hello!

I am in the market for an iPhone. However, I am switching from Verizon to T-Mobile so I am going to go the unlocking route. I have a few questions though... do you think it is going to be possible to unlock a new iPhone 3G? I don't see how if you can't buy the phone without a plan from AT&T at the store or paying an early termination fee.

Other questions about the older iPhone. Is my best bet to get one through eBay? I am not happy with the prices I have found on there so far. Close to 400 bucks for 8 GB iPhones used. Whats the cheapest place to find one? I will buy one retail new if they are available but I thought they have been sold out for a bit.

Thanks for any help!
Yeah Saverino is definitely correct in what he's saying you should also know that even if the iPhone 3G were to be unlocked you couldnt take it to T-mobile or any other carriers cause they use different frequencies :(
-So you'd be only unlocking it to either Jailbreak it or to just say you had an unlocked phone:)
 

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Yeah Saverino is definitely correct in what he's saying you should also know that even if the iPhone 3G were to be unlocked you couldnt take it to T-mobile or any other carriers cause they use different frequencies :(
-So you'd be only unlocking it to either Jailbreak it or to just say you had an unlocked phone:)
Well, if he brought it over to T-Mobile or something, wouldn't it still be able to work? Just only on EDGE?
 

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Ok so this is a great thread because I just bought an iPhone v.1 off ebay and I am also going to put it on T-Mobile. I have a question though. Since its already unlocked do I need to download the ziPhone program before hooking it up to my computer so that it will work with my iTunes? Oh and i agree with colstiger I found a seller on ebay I didn't even bid I made him an offer for a brand new 16gb for $400. I also noticed that they are still going for quite a bit on ebay. Good luck on getting your iPhone!:)
 

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its new harware so it might be a little harder to unlock. go to iPhonegeek.com
 

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Ok so this is a great thread because I just bought an iPhone v.1 off ebay and I am also going to put it on T-Mobile. I have a question though. Since its already unlocked do I need to download the ziPhone program before hooking it up to my computer so that it will work with my iTunes? Oh and i agree with colstiger I found a seller on ebay I didn't even bid I made him an offer for a brand new 16gb for $400. I also noticed that they are still going for quite a bit on ebay. Good luck on getting your iPhone!:)
IF it is already unlocked, you should just be able to slide in an active T-Mobile sim card.
 

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Ok so this is a great thread because I just bought an iPhone v.1 off ebay and I am also going to put it on T-Mobile. I have a question though. Since its already unlocked do I need to download the ziPhone program before hooking it up to my computer so that it will work with my iTunes? Oh and i agree with colstiger I found a seller on ebay I didn't even bid I made him an offer for a brand new 16gb for $400. I also noticed that they are still going for quite a bit on ebay. Good luck on getting your iPhone!:)

The iPhone 3G uses the same frequences as v1, only with HDSPA as an add-on, for those places without 3G coverage.

good day.