Moving away from AT&T?
Does jailbreaking and unlocking an iPhone (3G) give me the freedom to switch to a different carrier? AT&T is problematic for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that I have a lot of dropped calls. Can I switch to a different carrier, say Verizon, if I jailbreak and unlock?
- 09-23-2010, 11:52 AM #2
- 09-23-2010, 12:21 PM #3
- 09-23-2010, 05:36 PM #5
- 09-23-2010, 05:38 PM #6
its equal parts SIM and phone software.
your iPhone hardware currently can broadcast and receive on 5 frequencies
But the software on phones bought in the US is locked only to the frequency that AT&T puts out.
this is added that the frequency is controlled by the network and will only accept sims that are programmed for its networks.
but Ive had friends that have unlocked there blackberries by calling AT&T that they are travaling
so its all in the realm of possibility but as of right now there is no jailbreak for 4.1 :\
- 09-23-2010, 05:44 PM #7
What I'd like to do is travel to a foreign country like Ireland or Mexico and buy a local SIM card that will give me reduced rates on phone minutes. I'd also like reduced rates on text messages and, if possible, be able to browse. Is this possible with an unlocked iPhone?
- 09-24-2010, 12:02 AM #9