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iPhone 3G 3GS Factory Unlocked Confirmed List

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Factory Unlocked iPhone are officially unlocked by Apple, Permanently (No Software Hack & No Turbo SIM) – you can upgrade it to any firmware in the future and it will not lock back (unlike those which are unlocked unofficially). Officially & Legally Unlocked by Apple (the IMEI number has been registered as being "unlocked" in the Apple database), this means you can enjoy all firmware updates in the future. According to a support page on Apple’s own website (Locating iPhone wireless carriers) several carriers over the world sell unlocked iPhones. Here we collected a comprehensive list of Countries and their Carriers who are authorized to sell factory unlocked iPhone.

Europe :

  • Austria : Orange
  • Bulgaria : GLOBUL
  • Croatia : T-Mobile
  • Estonia : EMT
  • France : Bouygues, Orange, SFR
  • Hungary : T-Mobile
  • Latvia : LMT
  • Liechtenstein : Orange, Swisscom
  • Macedonia : T-Mobile
  • Montenegro : T-Mobile
  • Poland : Orange, ERA
  • Portgual : Vodafone
  • Romania : Orange
  • Spain : Movistar
  • Switzerland : Orange

Asia – Pacific :

  • Australia : Optus, Telstra, Vodafone
  • India : Airtel

Latin – America & Caribbean :

  • Argentina : Claro, Movistar
  • Brazil : VIVO, TIM
  • Chile : Claro, TMC
  • Colombia : Comcel, Movistar
  • Dominican Republic : Orange
  • Ecuador : Porta, Movistar
  • El Salvador : Claro, Movistar
  • French West Indies : Orange
  • Paraguay : CTI Movil
  • Peru : TM SAC, Claro
  • Uruguay : Movistar, CTI Movil

Notes:

  1. May include an additional fee or requirement. Contact carrier for more information.
  2. If iPhone has been serviced, it may have a different part number.
  3. Technical support for iPhone 3G in this region is provided by the carrier, not Apple.
  4. Contact carrier for availability.
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  1. unlockatt76 July 23, 2012 Reply

    Good day.
    Help with unlock (Unlock) Apple iPhone 3GS, 4, 4s tied to the company AT & T.
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  2. Rohit March 23, 2011 Reply

    How can I know that my I phone is factory unlock or not???

  3. dr shoaib July 22, 2010 Reply

    hi can anyboy tell me abt how i ll chek th iphone either it is factory unlocked or unofficialy unlocked???????

  4. Prabin Joel March 21, 2010 Reply

    @Ryan,

    I have the same doubt. I bought a factory unlocked 3GS from Dubai.
    Did u update the software? is it working fine after your update to
    OS 3.1.3???

  5. Ryan February 18, 2010 Reply

    @Ahmer,

    I bought the 16gb 3GS in Deira city Centre from a stall outside Carefour. Think it was 2800dhs but I’ve had it a while now, don’t remember exactly.

    I’ve since found out that my iPhone came from Hong Kong which are all factory unlocked and can be updated with no problems, no jailbreaking required.

    If you plan to buy an import phone please check the link below which provides info on Model numbers which are unlocked.

    http://www.emiratesmac.com/forums/iphone/8596-identifying-factory-unlocked-iphones-carrier-locked-iphones.html

  6. Ahmer February 17, 2010 Reply

    hi Ryan,,How much did u pay for Factory Unlocked 3GS from dubai..and wht is its memory…16GB or 32GB…pls tell me the price..thanx

  7. Jazzical 28 February 8, 2010 Reply

    Ryan, yours is a factory-unlocked iPhone 3GS, which means you can upgrade/update with official Apple IPSW and your iPhone will never be locked. You never have to worry about your iPhone getting bricked.

  8. Ryan February 7, 2010 Reply

    I bought a grey market 3GS in Dubai as availability was a major issue with the local carriers.

    When first syncing with iTunes I got the “Congratulations, your iPhone is now unlocked” message.

    Doe this mean an official unlock has happened and I’ll be OK to update to 3.1.3??

    I have no idea which country the phone originally came from.

    Thanks for the help, I don’t want to end up with a brick! :)

  9. Wooly808 January 1, 2010 Reply

    MBK in bankok has kiosks that will swap the main board out of your US locked iphone with a apple factory unlocked main board for just over 200.00 US.

  10. Randy December 22, 2009 Reply

    All iPhones needs to be unlocked, it seems they are everywhere else but the USA, and you should be able to choose your provider. If you own it you should be able to do as you please.

  11. Moritz November 14, 2009 Reply

    In Thailand “True” also sells now unlocked 3GS iPhones and I think also some iStudio Apple Retail Shops. So if you go there on holiday plan about EUR 600 more into you budget for the 3GS 32GB :-)

    @Lisalicious which iPhone do u have? Coz the official unlocked iPhones were only sold with the iPhone 3GS in Australia.

  12. Alex October 20, 2009 Reply

    In italy iphone is factory unlocked and it’s in the apple store

  13. Nitin September 26, 2009 Reply

    I have an iphone from Airtel and it seems it’s factory unlocked. Whenever I put other sims … it seems to work just fine. I guess Airtell indeed are selling factory unlocked phone here.

  14. Smeniac August 21, 2009 Reply

    I have an aunt from australia if i tell her to go to apple store and buy me the iphone 3gs is there a chance they give her a locked phone ???

  15. qaquin August 13, 2009 Reply

    It could be the strangest iphone 3g indonesia. This iphone become factory unlock after updating the OS 3.0 version. And is state on the provider carrier site that this is was an legal unlock process.

    What do you think about this?

  16. Cihan August 5, 2009 Reply

    iPhone’s are unlocked in Turkey too. (If you buy it with a plan for example from Turkcell, it gets unlocked right after you activate the device and works with all sims. But the ones without plan are always unlocked here in Turkey)

  17. kashyap July 31, 2009 Reply

    Please correct
    In india iphone is locked under airtel

    • Vinay August 11, 2009 Reply

      @ Kashyap Nope according to Apple Airtel is authorized to sell unlock phones but they don’t..

  18. Lisalicious July 28, 2009 Reply

    I have factory unlocked phone from australia, will it locked the unit if i do an upgrade to OS 3.0?

  19. Freak July 17, 2009 Reply

    I think you will find in places like Australia, Apple themselves sell truly Unlocked iPhones, but Telstra, Optus and Vodaphone often lock them to their networks by default, and will charge a stupid fee to unlock.

    You should always purchase from Apple directly in Australia to avoid being locked into any particular provider.

  20. Eddie July 13, 2009 Reply

    The ones from Hong Kong should be unlocked too.

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