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| June 15, 2010
Apple Posts FAQ On SIM-Free International iPhones
page regarding the unlocked iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 models that are available to preorder in the Apple Store now. As you might expect, the page answers pretty much all the questions you might have to ask regarding SIM-free iPhones. So what does the page say? Well, the models really are unlocked - if you've got the cash, then there's no longer a need to jailbreak in order to unlock your iPhone for use with another carrier. The list of networks that can handle the iPhone are extensive, with only T-Mobile's 3G band being unsupported by the phone (sorry guys, we know it sucks). If you do decide to go for a SIM-free iPhone you can still tether up to your laptop - but don't forget, even if you're not bothered about tethering, you'll still need a service plan that provides a large amount (if not an unlimited amount) of data: paying per megabyte is expensive. So check out the FAQs now and see what you think - if you've got the cash lying around and want to avoid taking out an 18 or 24 month iPhone contract, this might just be your escape rope. Update: Unlocked iPhone 4 handsets will only be available in Canada. [via TIPB and Apple]