1. jackson1714's Avatar
    does anyone know if there is going to be any factory unlocked 4s at the intital release date in the u.s.? ive been looking everywhere havent really found anything concrete? any help or advice would be much appreciated.
    10-06-2011 02:25 PM
  2. Waks's Avatar
    Hopefully, someone can answer this. I've been looking for answers as well and wasn't able to come up with anything.

    If you pre-order on Apple's website, is it unlocked?
    10-06-2011 05:29 PM
  3. zackawee27's Avatar
    I am not sure if they made an unlocked version. Usually when you go on ebay they have unlocked verison's of all iPhones, maybe the 4S has an unlocked version! Good luck!
    10-06-2011 05:33 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    Maybe, but probably not. Historically, the unlocked version of the iPhone comes 3-6 months after the initial launch.
    10-06-2011 06:26 PM
  5. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I stared a thread about this earlier. I am hearing conflicting info from Apple. Some reps said yes there will be one, another said no.

    I work for an airline so if there is no iPhone 4S unlocked, I am booking myself a quick trip to Vancouver and will buy one there. Make it a day trip. I hate ATT and wont ever go with them.
    10-06-2011 11:14 PM
  6. kingweb's Avatar
    If I get the Verizon model, is the GSM portion unlocked?
    If I put an AT&T SIM in it, will it work? How about a non-US SIM?

    If I buy the AT&T model, I assume that is locked and can't take another SIM. However, will the CDMA be locked? Will I be able to use it on Verizon if I want to switch?

    Basically, what is locked and what isn't locked?

    I see that they will be selling unlocked versions $649, $749, $849.
    10-07-2011 01:01 AM
  7. Caymancroc's Avatar
    I am sure if you buy it from the carrier it will be locked to that carrier. It will be up to that carrier to unlock it for you. This is purely a guess on my behalf though.

    The unlocked version is not going to be released until November. That is from the Apple website.
    10-07-2011 02:48 AM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    It's doubtful you will see any unlocked iPhone 4S in the US markets for a while - at least 3 months IMHO. And as has been said already, anything you buy from a carrier is guaranteed to be locked to that carrier.
    10-07-2011 03:18 AM
  9. Waks's Avatar
    Looks like its going to take a while before I get mine. Apple site says that unlocked versions will be available by November..
    10-07-2011 03:28 AM
  10. Fausty82's Avatar
    Looks like its going to take a while before I get mine. Apple site says that unlocked versions will be available by November..
    Yep, I just saw a tweet from 9to5Mac that said the same thing. At least it's not a 3 month wait.
    10-07-2011 03:42 AM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    9to5Mac was tweeting earlier that the unlocked iPhone 4S would arrive in the US in November.
    10-07-2011 04:02 AM
  12. Waks's Avatar
    Yep, I just saw a tweet from 9to5Mac that said the same thing. At least it's not a 3 month wait.
    Yup. Fortunately. Was wondering though if I can still pre order, regardless?
    10-07-2011 05:50 AM
  13. lucasite's Avatar
    So Ive just got an unlocked phone from Apple on order.
    Does that mean that the wifi spot will be unlocked too? (im in the UK)
    10-07-2011 06:07 AM
  14. jackson1714's Avatar
    thanks for the info guys...guess ill have to wait awhile but at least i'll have ios 5 to mess around with on my 3gs, that should hold me over. everyone cross their fingers in hope that tmobile gets the iphone 5 1/2 or iphone 6
    10-07-2011 07:15 AM
  15. zackawee27's Avatar
    thanks for the info guys...guess ill have to wait awhile but at least i'll have ios 5 to mess around with on my 3gs, that should hold me over. everyone cross their fingers in hope that tmobile gets the iphone 5 1/2 or iphone 6


    iOS 5 is coming to 3GS on October 12th their is a free download, and the reason Sprint got iPhone is probably because, of all the reccomendations to get the device, maybe you should contact t mobile and leave feedback saying you want iPhone
    10-07-2011 07:20 AM
  16. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Sucks since I have only 7 more more days to return my current factory unlocked iPhone 4 to Apple. Looks like I will be using a dumbphone for the next month. Lame but I am sure it will be worth it. I already had a ticket to Vancouver booked (seriously).
    10-07-2011 09:13 AM
  17. jackson1714's Avatar
    heres the info on the unlocked 4s its looking like november.

    Official Unlocked Iphone 4S
    10-07-2011 09:59 AM
  18. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I hope it is November 1st!
    10-07-2011 10:19 AM
  19. jackson1714's Avatar
    you and me both...i can wait...i still got my old reliable 3gs
    10-07-2011 10:41 AM
  20. edwardfoster_1999's Avatar
    What are the differences between the unlocked iphone 4S and the locked ones? I hear that they dont have all the features as the locked ones.

    Also siri is available in canadian unlocked iphone 4S? or is siri only for USA Market?
    10-07-2011 10:56 AM
  21. Fausty82's Avatar
    The unlocked iPhone 4S will only work on GSM networks - in the US, that's AT&T and T-Mobile (and a few smaller regional providers). They will NOT work on CDMA systems (VZW or Sprint). That info is according to 9to5Mac.

    Unlocked iPhone 4S available in November, only works on GSM networks | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence
    10-07-2011 02:30 PM
  22. jackson1714's Avatar
    iOS 5 is coming to 3GS on October 12th their is a free download, and the reason Sprint got iPhone is probably because, of all the reccomendations to get the device, maybe you should contact t mobile and leave feedback saying you want iPhone
    ive been doing it for years. i was sure with the proposed partnership between tmobile and at&t this year was a given.
    10-07-2011 07:15 PM
  23. jackson1714's Avatar
    What are the differences between the unlocked iphone 4S and the locked ones? I hear that they dont have all the features as the locked ones.

    Also siri is available in canadian unlocked iphone 4S? or is siri only for USA Market?
    the difference with the unlocked phone is that you can use it on any gsm network...in the u.s. that would be tmobile, at&t and other companies that use sim cards. the factory unlocked 4s will not work for cdma like sprint or verizon.

    i heard that they were getting siri with canada. they said earlier they were having problems with the canadian officials about letting the info being used for siri, or something like thata? as far i know siri is avaliable in canada
    10-07-2011 07:19 PM
  24. korp#IM's Avatar
    This will be crazy since the phone is going to be dual gsm, cdma technology. Wouldn't need two phones on Verizon for international travel.
    10-07-2011 07:21 PM
  25. French's Avatar
    The Verizon phone is technically global capable, but they are keeping the GSM locked to their SIM so you have to pay out the nose for the global connectivity. It is not and as of now will not be able to be unlocked. So sure, you can use it in Asia, but paying Verizon's global rates (I believe that would be $30 for 50 mb of data). You won't be able to buy a SIM from that country at a much more reasonable price and use it. I'm very frustrated with this.
    10-07-2011 07:29 PM
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