Jailbroken 3GS: any reason to Unlock in US?
Hello all! Recently I Jailbroke my iPhone 3GS and now I'm wondering if there is a reason to actually unlock it here in the continental US? As far as I know unlocking a phone only permits me to carry it cross-service, correct? However, speaking with Verizon (who I would choose to go with over AT&T) they say that they are unable to do anything at all to support an iPhone, even one that's unlocked.
I don't claim to know everything about an unlocked phone, but something smells fishy, so I thought I'd ask those in the know before I go any further. What's the story and do I have my facts right on what "unlocking" means on the iPhone, as that's what it did on my Blackberry.
Oh...also, what's the scoop on Google Voice? I know it hasn't been released in the App Store and isn't on Cydia (well, it got pulled from the App Store) but is there a workaround for us Jailbreakers?
Last edited by Maggard; 11-04-2009 at 04:14 PM. Reason: Google Question
- 11-04-2009, 04:15 PM #2
- 11-04-2009, 04:52 PM #4
- 11-04-2009, 07:40 PM #5
If you jailbreak your iPhone, go to Cydia and download "GV Mobile". That's the premiere google voice app for the iPhone.
BUT, it's still not free unless you have the AT&T service where you can add your google voice number as one of your "favorite numbers".
- 11-05-2009, 04:22 AM #6iPhone Newbie
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Like the above poster said, sprint and verizon use CDMA phones whereas Tmobile and At&T use GSM phones. Iphone is GSM and cant be used with a CDMA network.
The main reason why people want to unlock and switch from At&T to Tmobile is because of the very expensive data plan AT&T force you to get with the iphone. (Something like $30 per month extra over a regular plan). If you are Ok with this and like the service of At&T then you dont need to unlock.
- 11-05-2009, 06:30 AM #7
- 11-05-2009, 07:31 AM #8
- 11-05-2009, 11:57 AM #9
Yeah I always felt when I had themes going in Winterboard that the phone seem to lag a bit afterward. So on my 3G I only use Winterboard for having my wallpaper on my homescreen and icon tweeks like dim the icons, no album art and no camera sound but haven't used any themes in a long time. I've seen some good ones lately though so might be thinking of getting a couple I like when my phone looks even more unique LOL
- 11-05-2009, 01:01 PM #10
- 11-05-2009, 01:17 PM #11
As for Google Voice, thank you all! I found it on Cydia and am now patiently awaiting my invite from Google. I appreciate everyone's assistance!
- 11-06-2009, 02:17 PM #13
And technically Verizon does use SIM cards but only when a phone is off of the Verizon network, for International roaming. I have half a dozen Verizon/Vodaphone co-branded SIM cards behind me right now.
- 11-06-2009, 11:15 PM #14
Completely off topic but yes I agree with Maggard winterboard is pretty responsive on the 3GS, it is a very different experience than having winterboard on iPhone 3G. On the 3g I also found almost prohibitive to use categories and no so with the 3GS. I find Jailbreaking in general much more enjoyble with the 3gs specially with apps like backgrounder...
Last edited by raullugo; 11-06-2009 at 11:18 PM.
- 11-07-2009, 08:37 PM #15