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MichalLO

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Will the iPhone be unlockable at any point for those businesss people who travel abroad and has international Sim Cards?
 

Downer

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Call me hopelessly crazy, but I think I would be willing to pay 1000 to 1500 dollars for an unlocked iPhone. I come from Europe and I can't wait for fall.
 

Kabeyun

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Call me hopelessly crazy, but I think I would be willing to pay 1000 to 1500 dollars for an unlocked iPhone. I come from Europe and I can't wait for fall.
You're delightfully insane. ;)

-K
 

wjp09

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I don't know about 2k for a phone. You could get a real nice laptop for that price.
 

Downer

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Anything but an issue of concern; I already have a MacBook Pro. I don't need another one.
 

liyhapc

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unlock

Hopefully there will be unlocked models, so I can bring it to Brazil.
 

Downer

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I don't think 1000 dollars or so for an iPhone is an issue of concern -- some people will spend thousands of dollars for it on eBay. The question is though: Where can I get it unlocked and without service plan and, most importantly, will it work in Europe -- with a German provider, to be precise?
 

chris

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I don't think 1000 dollars or so for an iPhone is an issue of concern -- some people will spend thousands of dollars for it on eBay. The question is though: Where can I get it unlocked and without service plan and, most importantly, will it work in Europe -- with a German provider, to be precise?
Once unlocked, it will work. The question will be, "How does one unlock the iPhone?". With the Treo, it was possible to get Cingular reps to unlock them with a little coaxing. "I travel international...roaming charges are expensive...would like to use a SIM card in Europe..etc". A number of people I've seen on the Treo forums have had success with this method. Because Apple is involved, I don't see this happening. I think Cingular/AT&T will put the clamps down on the iPhone and CSR's won't have the ability to unlock.

I'd also suspect we'll see a lot of eBay scams offering information on how to unlock the iPhone. If someone does figure it out, then expect them to command a nice chunk of change.

-Chris
 

Downer

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Thanks for the quick reply, Chris. A lot of uncertainty out there. Time will tell what's going to happen. According to my book, everythingiPhone is an excellent source.