iPhone 3G Scam Running in India

Posted October 21, 2008 at 5:11pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 15869 views

The iPhone 3G is being sold as SIM-free in India; however, they actually have a built in
wired Turbo SIM.

This information comes via a post on the Israeli iPhone Forum, www.ipsf.co.il.

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Notice what has discovered in an iPhone 3G I bought after the seller told me that the iPhone is SIM-free.

I bought the iPhone during a vacation I went to in India and the seller even showed me the iPhone is working with a local SIM card without any TurboSIM or any device as such.

After the first restore to the device I wondered after I wasn't able to activate the device normally with iTunes and had to be activated using a 3rd company activator.

After opening the device I discovered what the problem was, and here it is:

1. Unknown wires soldered to the SIM holder plus another wire disconnected completely:


2. Where are those wires going?


3. Here's what I discovered: A built-in SIM-free trick, and it doesn't even support 3G

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Thanks to Lior for the information and to TheBen for the translation.

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roni - October 22, 2008 at 4:19am
wow
Joe - October 21, 2008 at 6:51pm
they have been doing this in Hong Kong for a while now too, so be careful if you go to HK and they try to sell you a sim free iphone.
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