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Apple Selling Unlocked iPhone 3G in Hong Kong

Apple Selling Unlocked iPhone 3G in Hong Kong

Posted September 25, 2008 at 5:36pm by iClarified
The iPhone 3G is now being sold unlocked directly from Apple in the city of Hong Kong, according to a MacNN report.

Despite no prior announcements Apple's site reveals that an 8GB phone is selling for $5,400 HK ($692), while a 16GB model costs $6,200 HK ($794).

According to Apple, an "iPhone 3G purchased at the Apple Online Store can be activated with any wireless carrier. Simply insert the SIM from your current phone into iPhone 3G and connect to iTunes 8 to complete activation."

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bgboi - September 30, 2008 at 3:06am
anybody here knows if the hong kong unlocked iphones will work here in the US? Planning to get one for myself to use here with T-mobile.
Jan - September 26, 2008 at 6:00am
I got one 2 weeks ago in HK. works great.
hugo - September 26, 2008 at 12:06am
great news... if you guy plan to hk to get one be sure check the model number or buy it from apple registered retailer directly
t11chb - September 25, 2008 at 9:34pm
Thats shit man, the UK can now get them on PAYG even though o2 got the exclusitivity. People should be able to have the choice!
JHK-XplosioN (Hongkong)
JHK-XplosioN (Hongkong) - September 25, 2008 at 8:55pm
cclboss (2008-09-25 20:13:05) This is actually old news, since the iPhones in HK have ALWAYS been unlocked when they were sold on launch. That's totally true, i buy 2 iphone 3g 16GB white and Black for me and my wife at 3HK Shop! with there plan..before i inserted my old simcard from other Carrier namely (CSL hk) and it totally works, and at a time my wife go back to Philippines shes using her iphone using a local (SMartBuddy Simcard Prepaid) Actually Both iPhone already Jailbreaken! hehehe...
Number_41 - September 25, 2008 at 8:52pm
Bud, I think this is the first time you CAN ACTUALLY purchase it without a contract. N41
cclboss - September 25, 2008 at 8:13pm
This is actually old news, since the iPhones in HK have ALWAYS been unlocked when they were sold on launch. In fact, if you take a HK iPhone to the US and ask AT&T to issue a SIM with iPhone plan, there is no commitment for two years since it shows in the phone's serial number that it is an unlocked phone.
sim - September 25, 2008 at 8:11pm
I guess it's like the first sim you insert, you get locked to that network.. It's like that in most countries.. But you can choose any carrier.. You can get your iPhone unlocked in Australia directly by apple, legally, by paying some fee to the carrier.. Telstra charges $150 au while optus and vodafone charge $80 only.. And then you get settings on your itunes.. And you can insert any sim..
bjlm - September 25, 2008 at 6:46pm
i'm in hong kong now. any orders? hee hee
KMC - September 25, 2008 at 6:34pm
Someone buy one for the iPhone Dev Team QUICK!!!!!
Telia - September 25, 2008 at 6:06pm
This is almost like the original price of the iPhones when they first came out so its not that painfully priced
Number_41 - September 25, 2008 at 5:42pm
Glad I got someone going to HK right about now :)!!!
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