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The iPhone 4S Won\'t Be Sold Unlocked in the U.S. Until November

The iPhone 4S Won\'t Be Sold Unlocked in the U.S. Until November

Posted October 7, 2011 at 8:04am by iClarified
Apple won\'t sell an unlocked iPhone 4S in the U.S. until November, according to a notice posted on the online Apple Store.

The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a contract commitment. You can activate and use it on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice, such as AT&T in the United States.* The unlocked iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S will not work with CDMA-based carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.

If you don’t want a multiyear service contract or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone is the best choice. It arrives without a micro-SIM card, so you’ll need an active micro-SIM card from any supported GSM carrier worldwide. To start using it, simply insert the micro-SIM card into the slot on your iPhone and turn it on by pressing and holding the On/Off button for a few seconds. Then follow the onscreen instructions to set up your iPhone.



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81cdda8
81cdda8 - October 8, 2011 at 3:15am
Oh cool man now we can spend $800 on a "unlocked" iPhone 4S instead of a Mac!!!! I'm all for it! (before criticizing, please look at username.)
ixaci
ixaci - October 7, 2011 at 7:28pm
its for people who does not want need to be in a contract and/or travel to other countries and avoid international roaming charges fool
Daniel
Daniel - October 7, 2011 at 9:31am
Only from apple.com? Can you buy it in the retail store?
mackan1
mackan1 - October 7, 2011 at 8:30am
I live in the UK and they sell Unlocked Iphone 4s's from the apple store. just ordered my self one up.
6italia0
6italia0 - October 7, 2011 at 9:22am
Ya the factory unlocked iphone has always been available in all of europe, but apple just recently started selling them in the u.s. in june, but what I am confused about is that if apple is selling the iphone 4s as a world phone which can "switch between mobile carriers around the world" which was mentioned in the keynote, my question is why would you buy the unlocked 4s? shouldn't it already be unlocked?
wezz69
wezz69 - October 7, 2011 at 10:45am
It means for instance if i take my iphone from the uk with my sim in, i can use it in any country without any network compatibility issues.
Shaan
Shaan - October 8, 2011 at 3:30am
I have same question
Shaan
Shaan - October 8, 2011 at 3:31am
I have same question 6 italio
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