1. dposet's Avatar
    okay, back from the latest trip to att. apparently you can sign up for new service, get the phone, and data plan for $200, (im thinking this is for the 8gb, i could tell the guys at the counter didnt know iphone prices very well). Then the deactivation/cancel plan fee is only $180. So its looking like for $380/$480 you can get the new iphones (8gb/16gb respectively). it seems pointless to go ahead and pay full retail for either phone then.

    now where are we on unlocking methods, seems like the turbo sim is a way to go, but I've heard problems with this. Is anybody working on a software hack for it??

    like I stated before i don't care about 3g speed; I really need a gps thingy, and why buy a garmin for $300 something when i can get the new iphone hacked! and use that instead.
    2008-08-06 07:40 PM
  2. Pcpro745's Avatar
    SWEEEET!!!! if only the 3G speed worked with Tmo id probibly be sold on it
    2008-08-06 07:45 PM
  3. princemarko's Avatar
    You cannot use 3g iPhone on T-Mobile regardless of the unlock. You can use it but only EDGE not 3g services because of the radio is set to different frequencies than what TMo uses.

    Also, AT&T's no contract iPhones are still LOCKED to AT&T.
    2008-08-06 09:50 PM
  4. stunna2095's Avatar
    what everyone is trying to say is...yes you can use the iphone 3g with tmobile just not the actual 3g service...... and yes the 3g is unlockable. i live in miami florida and people are charging 50 to 100 dollars for the unlock but it can be done
    16gb white 3G iphone jailbroken on 2.0.2
    2008-08-07 03:10 AM
  5. rusty778's Avatar
    what everyone is trying to say is...yes you can use the iphone 3g with tmobile just not the actual 3g service...... and yes the 3g is unlockable. i live in miami florida and people are charging 50 to 100 dollars for the unlock but it can be done
    Its not a real software unlock, their using sim spoofing like turbosim or stelath sim.
    Everytime you dont press THANKS god kills an iPhone(so please save zee the iPhones)
    2008-08-07 03:44 AM
  6. eliihaz's Avatar
    Here is specifically what I want to know--if my question has been answered in the thread, I have misinterpreted it and I'm sorry:
    Is it possible to buy an iPhone 3G from an Apple store, take it home without activating, use the iPhone Pwnage Tool from the iPhone Dev Team, then throw in my T-Mobile SIM?
    2008-08-31 11:26 AM
  7. 461am's Avatar
    wrong. the iphone 3g wont work even when tmobile gets 3g up and running. different frequency's. do some research.
    wrong. The infineon chipset does technically support the band IV (2100/1700) of 3G*, which is what t-mobile uses. This opens up possibilities of enabling it via software modifications.

    *Not listed in iphone spec sheet.
    2008-08-31 12:06 PM
  8. Muggz5's Avatar
    Here is specifically what I want to know--if my question has been answered in the thread, I have misinterpreted it and I'm sorry:
    Is it possible to buy an iPhone 3G from an Apple store, take it home without activating, use the iPhone Pwnage Tool from the iPhone Dev Team, then throw in my T-Mobile SIM?

    No. The Dev Team HAS NOT successfully enabled the 3G to be used on TMobile.
    They also say those sim-unlocks are not what you should be using. This is not propaganda so you use their unlocks, they are free! (might wanna donate though )
    As far as, obtaining a phone thats not an issue. But the unlock is.

    So to the folks who say they have used a sim-unlock why go through the hassle of getting a 3G, paying for an unlock, when it can only function as a 1st gen.? seems a bit silly.
    The GPS I think has to have a 3G network correct? So again, buying a 3G phone to perform as a 1st gen.
    2008-08-31 07:10 PM
  9. Lostbrains's Avatar
    Here's what I did:

    Purchased an 8GB iPhone from a local AT&T store with a new contract for $199. Canceled the contract after 1 month, for an addition $180. Paid another $70 for the 1st month's bill. Total = $449.

    Then, sold the iPhone on eBay for $749. After eBay fees, paypal fees, and shipping charges I made $700 minus the $449 that I spent buying it, and made a profit of $250.

    Then I purchased a factory unlocked iPhone from Australia (where they have the option of doing this for an additional $80AUD with their carrier) for $950. With the profit that I made, I really bought it for $700.

    BUT I also used the Microsoft Live Cashback promotion that ebay and microsoft have been doing (anyone can use it, just go to live.com and search for a product) and got back $100.

    It was a long and lengthy procedure but in the end I basically got a factory unlocked iphone 3G for $600. Perfect for T-Mobile! (I was obviously pretty desperate for this phone ).
    2008-08-31 09:48 PM
  10. Vaddy's Avatar
    Haha Lostbrains that plan was pure genius bro
    2008-09-01 06:19 PM
  11. reznor9's Avatar
    So to the folks who say they have used a sim-unlock why go through the hassle of getting a 3G, paying for an unlock, when it can only function as a 1st gen.? seems a bit silly.
    The GPS I think has to have a 3G network correct? So again, buying a 3G phone to perform as a 1st gen.
    wrong. GPS doesnt require 3G.. doesnt even require EDGE. although it needs a map to show you where you are and since it doesnt have a map stored in the iphones memory, it requires google maps thus requireing some kind of internet connection, so it can function with EDGE, 3G or even wi-fi... it would be nice if there was a way to store maps on the phone like a normal standalone GPS device does.
    2008-09-02 04:51 AM
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