Saturday, July 21, 2007

A few notes on the iPhone...

There have been questions about why you can't just stick any SIM into the iPhone and go with it...

First off, so far I haven't found out where to get an unlocked iPhone to do that with...

...so what you're left with is a phone that WILL NOT WORK until it has been activated. You have two choices for activation: the contract plan (with the iPhone data package) and GoPhone Pick Your Plan (with the iPhone data package).

Once you activate, you have a fully functional iPhone. Until you put another SIM (not another carrier's SIM...another SIM) into the iPhone. At which point it wants you to activate that SIM through the same process. Or you can ignore that notice and use everything on the iPhone except stuff that requires network access (calling and EDGE). I repeat: even other Cingular\AT&T GoPhone\contract SIMs won't work in an iPhone until they're activated with that iPhone.

I have heard, however that the iPhone may be unlockable, so that you can even circumvent the "must be activated" restriction. But I haven't seen it yet and for now you gotta activate with some sort of plan...on AT&T.

4 comments:

Church said...

I see. Well, just thought that it might work... but nevermind lol. As I said before, does anyone have promo codes for ringtones on gophone? Keep up the good work guys!

- Church

Jairzinho said...

Read this to use iPhone with any at&t sim including PayAsYouGo sims.(link posted at HoFo)

Anonymous said...

how much are iPhones for prepaid?

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