Unlocking pros and cons

GewoW

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Sep 14, 2007
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Hey, I'm new here, and this site seems to be great.

I have a few question:
Would it be worth it to buy an iPhone and unlock it for use elsewhere?
Will some functions be nulled?
Will you still be able to use that certain provider's internet service?
Is there still "AT&T" specific options present? Is there any way to remove that?
Can email use WiFi?
What is the best and easiest way to unlock the phone?

My provider is Rogers in Quebec.

I really hate coming in here and just asking questions, but I would really like to make a decision soon and can't really search, since it's quite late here...and need to sleep!

Thanks guys.
 

stewcp

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Jul 24, 2007
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#2
Hey, I'm new here, and this site seems to be great.

I have a few question:
Would it be worth it to buy an iPhone and unlock it for use elsewhere?
Will some functions be nulled?
Will you still be able to use that certain provider's internet service?
Is there still "AT&T" specific options present? Is there any way to remove that?
Can email use WiFi?
What is the best and easiest way to unlock the phone?
IMO, Yes! it is worth buying one (I'm in the UK)... every feature (except the fancy voicemail) works on an unlocked phone including the youtube app! Once unlocked, you can change the Edge settings to your providers Edge/GPRS settings... Email/Internet/Youtube all works through wi-fi.

For unlocking advice and guide, see here: http://hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6378

Enjoy ;)
 

stewsan

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Jul 26, 2007
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I'm overseas and just unlocked it with the $45 software ( there is free stuff) since I don't really know what I'm doing with the programing thing and it works great. The instructions had to be gleaned from a couple of websites so it took me about 30 minutes. With a good set of instructions it should only take a few minutes.
 

GewoW

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Sep 14, 2007
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But don't you need an AT&T sim card to start it off with? Does that come with the phone?
 

el31415

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But don't you need an AT&T sim card to start it off with? Does that come with the phone?
No no need for AT&T
you can do the Unlock with or with out
it's even recommanded to remove the sim card
 

GewoW

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Sep 14, 2007
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So is there are sure-fire way that will work?
What software is needed and what cannot be updated anymore after that?