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iphoneire

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Hi

I am from ireland and I know some one going to orlando in the next few days,

Is there any where that the iPhone can be bought sim free from teh US and be used back home in oreland or do any of the unlocking softwares that are for sale on ebay actually work

Please some one help

thanks
 

Tinman

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Hi

I am from ireland and I know some one going to orlando in the next few days,

Is there any where that the iPhone can be bought sim free from teh US and be used back home in oreland or do any of the unlocking softwares that are for sale on ebay actually work

Please some one help

thanks
Don't waste your money buying a pre-unlocked iPhone.

Just buy it locked from an Apple store. There are already unlocking solutions for 1.1.1 iPhones. Even if you play it safe and use iPSF it'll only cost an extra $50-$100 US.

You'd pay more to buy one pre-unlocked and you might not get one unlocked with iPSF.



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iphoneire

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Thanks for your reply

How do I get it unlocked in ireland?

There is no release date for the iPhone yet so ill find it hard to get unlocking software
 

Tinman

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Thanks for your reply

How do I get it unlocked in ireland?

There is no release date for the iPhone yet so ill find it hard to get unlocking software
You won't find it hard to find unlocking software, just download it over the Web.

Here's one ($60 US):
http://www.freeouriPhones.com/
"1.1.1 NOW SUPPORTED with SIMFREE v1.6"

The above site sells iPSF unlocks, and that unlock method was about the safest software unlocking method out there (phones unlocked with iPSF didn't get bricked with the 1.1.1 update).


And if you want to explore the free approach, see here:
http://www.modmyi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9628



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iphoneire

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does a contract have to be signed there and then with AT&T

Can I just buy from the shop and bring it home to ireland and get it unlocked?
 

Tinman

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does a contract have to be signed there and then with AT&T

Can I just buy from the shop and bring it home to ireland and get it unlocked?
Yes. No contract is signed at the store. If they ask (I've only seen this happen at an AT&T store) just tell them it's a gift for someone else.

There is no problem walking in and buying an iPhone.



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Mike