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iPhone 3GS unlock

by ferraridriver2b / October 21, 2009 7:12 AM PDT

I am trying to get AT&T to unlock my two iPhones since I am in the military, and I am going to be stationed in the UK for the next three years. However AT&T is not willing to unlock my phones, even when I bring in a copy of my orders as proof. I was wondering if anyone has had any success with getting AT&T to officially unlock their phones (Apple says only AT&T can unlock phones) and if not is there any way to unlock it and still be able to use Apples official updates. I am trying to do this the right way, but Apple and AT&T seem to have me in a bind here. Thanks for any help.

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Neither Apple or ATT will unlock iPhones
by Pepe7 / October 21, 2009 7:36 AM PDT
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Sorry for the bad news. There are no military exemptions either. You will have to find a third party, or simply find an unlocked phone for use across the pond. To be honest, you could sell your current 'locked' version and pick up an unlocked one on your own. At least the purchase, although expensive, would be subsidized a little. Price will hover around $1K though. Example of a sanctioned unlocked iPhone sold by Buy.com:

$1,089.00
http://www.buy.com/prod/apple-iphone-3gs-32gb-never-locked-legally-unlocked-gsm-cell-phone/q/loc/12435/211493259.html

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3GS unlocking software?
by ferraridriver2b / October 21, 2009 7:46 AM PDT

Do you know of a website that offers an unlock for the 3GS running 3.1.2? I am kind of hesitant, I dont want to brick my phone, and I want to find some software that will help me out.

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off limits
by Pepe7 / October 21, 2009 10:27 AM PDT

My understanding is such discussion is off limits per the mods. Just use google and peruse the iPhone centric discussion forums. I found about fifty hits from the get go.

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by squidie / October 24, 2009 10:28 PM PDT
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Is your phone a GSM model? Will it work over in the UK if it isn?t?

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Yes
by Pepe7 / October 24, 2009 11:07 PM PDT
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All iPhones are either GSM/EDGE, or GSM/UMTS. Unless the handset is unlocked though, the OP will be forced to pay outrageous roaming rates while abroad.

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