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Old 15th June 2010, 18:58   #2071
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Are you sure your network has micro sim compatible cards? or are you planning to chop off you card and try things out? iPhone 4 comes with MicroSim card tray, normal sims wont fit in there

Get an HTC Evo running on Android 2.1
The EVO 4 is having touch screen and screen separation issues. Have a look before you make your final decision.
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Old 15th June 2010, 18:59   #2072
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I am thinking of buying myself an unlocked iphone 4 from UK. Will be putting my decent condition iphone 3GS for sale shortly for around 22k's. Let me know if anyone is interested.
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An iphone is an iphone - many have tried, none succeeded!

@jocreative - I've had each iteration of the iphone over the last 4 years - And I am not switching cos I have to chop the sim down!

My brother has the X10 - he enjoys it but is also going to switch to the leader!
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I heard it's 630 pounds for a factory unlocked phone in the UK. Does that make sense (does UK have factory unlocked phones)? Or is someone pointlessly getting my hopes up?
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@flyingspur
you got the info right. France and UK have factory unlocked.

I have a friend in France but he is coming in July end, but its really hard for me to wait till that time.
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you got the info right. France and UK have factory unlocked.

I have a friend in France but he is coming in July end, but its really hard for me to wait till that time.
But its going on sale from June 24 in US.
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Old 15th June 2010, 22:23   #2077
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I heard it's 630 pounds for a factory unlocked phone in the UK. Does that make sense (does UK have factory unlocked phones)? Or is someone pointlessly getting my hopes up?
correction its 499 pounds for the 16 gb version.
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But its going on sale from June 24 in US.
Yes, and 4 other countries on 24 June. But UK and France have unlocked phones.
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Canada will also have unlocked iPhone 4 as a carrier-free option.

I'm getting two!
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@Gurpartap Singh : By the time I logged on to reply, your iPhones had increased from One to two LOL. BTW 22ji, How much are you getting one for?? And for how much can we get an iphone 3gs(unlocked or jailbroken ) from the u.s. or canada.
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@Gurpartap Singh : By the time I logged on to reply, your iPhones had increased from One to two LOL. BTW 22ji, How much are you getting one for?? And for how much can we get an iphone 3gs(unlocked or jailbroken ) from the u.s. or canada.
Dad wants one too. Likely around 2x41K + shipping to India for iPhone 4 from UK. Canada launch hasn't yet been announced. :S

Don't know about the 3GS. I would recommend finding on from ebay (australia or so, for unlocked version). Ebay AU was where I got mine last year. No idea how their prices compare to new iPhone 3GS. (both are factory unlocked)

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@Gurpartap & @inferno -

Canada/France/UK/Germany all get locked iphones from Service providers & Apple stores.

France/Germany/UK offer Apple authorized unlock after a time period is completed on contract or you pay up front.

Canada doesn't offer any unlock options - you will need to hack/unlock or use a turbosim.

Several others are factory unlocked but they don't get it before August. My trip to Germany in Mid-July just might end up concluding with a long drive to Italy!

Check out the Apple page below.

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@Speeding, Go to apple stores in those countries and find out. They are available unlocked. You can choose the carrier.
A 8GB 3GS costs 549 canadian dollars in canada.

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I was told that the iphone 4 will be a carrier free and without contract phone. Can be purchased in USA from24Jun for usd 600.
Does it need to be sim unlocked to be used in india and what is the micro sim that extreme torque has mentioned in his post, if it has micro sim slot, how to use it here? Any ideas?
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what is the micro sim that extreme torque has mentioned in his post, if it has micro sim slot, how to use it here? Any ideas?
micro sims are sim cards smaller than the one we traditionally used. These were introduced long with ipads. Indian carriers Airtel, Vodafone have not yet introduced them in india, but geeks have found workarounds for chopping the existing sim card to work in micro sim card slots.

Link1: Convert Mini SIM in to Micro SIM for iPad 3G Yourself | iPad

Link2: Tip to convert SIM Card to MicroSIM Card | CellBharat.com | Indian Telecom blog
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