factory unlocked 4s?
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, 06:29 PM #2
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- 10-07-2011, 12:14 AM #5
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.
- 10-07-2011, 02:01 AM #6
Unlocked iphone 4s?
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, 03:48 AM #7
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, 04:18 AM #8
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.
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- 10-07-2011, 07:07 AM #13
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, 08:20 AM #15
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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).
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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, 03:30 PM #21
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
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, 08:21 PM #24
- 10-07-2011, 08:29 PM #25
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.