iPhone 3GS Canadian unlocked iphone 3gs does not accept other carriers!

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  1. sneak3

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    Hello guys. I just bought an iphone 3gs in canada, and they are sold unlocked. The apple site and the vendors told me so. But when I got to Brazil, where I live nowadays, I inserted a brazilian carrier sim and it simply doesnt work...itunes says that the SIM is not supported...

    What the hell? Am i doing something wrong? Is apple lying? Help!

    Thanks!
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    What store did you buy it from and how much?
  3. sneak3

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    I bought it from toronto apple store...apple site says right now that canadian iphones ARE SOLD UNLOCKED and the guy who sold my iphone told me the same thing..


    $ 549 plus taxes.
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    Hm, I'm not really sure. I know that they will be selling factory unlocked iPhone 4's when they come out, I'm not sure if they are doing the same for 3GSs. I know the guy told you but I'm still not sure.
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    Can I use my iPhone outside my home country?

    Yes. iPhone is enabled to work on carrier networks using GSM around the world. Because the iPhone sold by the Apple Online Store is commitment-free, you can purchase a SIM or micro-SIM card and service from a local carrier at your destination. Or check with your home carrier regarding international roaming charges.

    from apple ca site..
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    Yes, I read that. I really don't know. Does your Brazilian SIM card work in another phone?
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    Yes it works...I REALLY don't know what's going on here..I have to be missing some part or doing something wwrong! Just don't know what..
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    Guys I need more help!!

    My father bought the same iphone in the same store but the difference is that he activated the iphone on that very apple store and I didnt..More over, he activated his iphone with a brazilian sim card...summing it up, the oNLY difference is the activation place. What should I do? How can I contact apple? Whats the point on selling an unlocked ihpone that can only be activated in the country it was bought
    ?

    NEED TO CONTACT APPLE BUT DONT KNOW HOW!
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    Nice of you making fun of my problem. Thanks dude your AWSOME111111!

    Anyone else with any ideas?
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    Call apple :/
  10. sneak3

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    But what number should I call? The apple company in canada, the apple store in toronto or the apple in my country?

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