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      07-01-2007, 06:45 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by billspreston View Post
6. It uses a special sim card because the phone is locked to at&t, so if you need a phone that works overseas with other carriers this is probably not for you.
It's a bit more complicated than that. Any phone you buy from a major carrier will typically be locked, but you can get it unlocked, throw in another SIM and you're good to go.

In the case of the iPhone there are actually services that depend on AT&T's infrastructure (visual voicemail I believe is one of them), so even if you could unlock the iPhone you would lose a lot of functionality with a different carrier's SIM. It's the first phone I know of to be so tightly bound to the carrier, which I guess explains why it's taking longer for us to get it in Canada (Rogers will be offering it exclusively up here).

I just saw my first iPhone today. I was a skeptic, but it's a beautifully designed device.
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