iPhone 3G unlocked

By Justin Mann on July 15, 2008, 2:10 PM
While Apple would like nothing more than to help AT&T keep their stranglehold on iPhone service, once again their newest iteration of the unit has been unlocked. Just days after the launch of the iPhone 3G, people have discovered ways to allow the device to be used on any network, employing methods similar to those that were used to unlock the original iPhone.

The high cost of the iPhone 3G in other countries might be prohibitive up front, and the coupling of it with only a specific service vendor leaves many people unhappy. While Apple did cave to some governments to offer unlocked phones such as in France, for the most part they are intent on making sure AT&T gets their slice of the pie. Hopefully, future firmware updates for the iPhone 3G won't cripple these phones as has happened in the past.

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Didou said:
The iPhone is country-unlocked in Belgium & is not sold with a contract of any kind. The downside is that it costs 525 for the 8GB version & 615 for the 16GB version. Freedom is quite expensive, isn't it ? :-/
fly_guy said:
omfg i hate the exclusivity of the iphone y would apple do this!?!? lol i want one so bad but not willing to switch service and incur like 200$ a line to cancel my service!! Also i think it just a big ol tease and shame that they only provide it through at&t
Obi-Wan Jerkobi said:
I'm glad I'm not part of the cell phone madness, it's like console wars, except not as utterly ridiculous (Though pretty close). I have my ugly Moto c139, and I like it. I don't need to watch movies, listen to mp3's, or launch missles from my phone. :p
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