02-04-2010, 05:45 PM
I am on a recent 18 month contract with t.mobile on the android HTC Hero, but i want to trade it in for an iPhone 3GS. What i need to know is:
if i buy an unlocked iphone can i then simply put my current t.mobile contract SIM in the unblocked iphone and have it work?
or is there an easier rout around all this that i don't know about?
thats the most important questions out the way.
but also heres another one:
are there any caveats that come with having a unlocked iphone? i've done some research (how accurate or honest they are i am not sure) that say things like:
"Important: You must connect the iPhone to a computer each time you switch it on after being powered off. This applies to all unlocked new iPhones. Straight-forward instructions are provided."
"Restoring or updating the iPhone will cause it to lock to O2. Current firmware on iPhone: 3.1.2."
"THE PHONE IS UNLOCKED BUT AS EVERYBODY
KNOWS THAT 3GS IPHONE IS LOCKED AGAIN IF ITS TURN OFF - AND THERE IS A SOFTWARE TO UNLOCK IT AGAIN WHICH COMES WITH THE PHONE"
Is there a specific type of unlocked iPhone i would need to buy to avoid these caveats? like a "factory unlocked iphone" or something?