Unlocked iphone 3g's on ebay??

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  1. random man5

    random man5 New Member

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    At the time of writing this there is no software process to unlock the iphone 3g to my knowledge. I know there are some hardware unlock methods but I believe that these are a bit iffy.

    So my questions is how can people be selling unlocked iphone 3g's on ebay?

    Either:
    1. They are fakes
    2. They are unlocked via hardware methods

    I personally think that it is number 1 since some are still advertised as "Unopened"
  2. DJ Xander

    DJ Xander New Member

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    If they are bought from areas where they need to be unlocked to use the service, such as Germany and Italy I believe, they are unlocked by the phone company *legally*. Some people are able to get their hands on these without any consequence and therefore sell them on eBay.

    I do think most are just regular iPhone 3G's that are just being passed as unlocked.
  3. timstim

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    i asked one of those sellers that was advertising a unlocked 3g iphone that would run on any phone service in the world......if i could run it on nextel ,and use the ptt feature.he said yes it would......... i dont see how that would even be possable,as there is no ptt button on a iphone.right?



    here is the sim unlock kit for the 3g and any other gsm phone:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Turbo-sim-card-...74|39:1|66:2|65:12&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1318
  4. DJ Xander

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    Wow... Either he is really stupid, or trying to trick you out of your money.

    My bet is to wait until there is a true unlock, then unlock it yourself with your sim card.

    I don't think PTT will work though, as that requires something totally different in the phone itself.

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