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      10-24-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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iphone 4s on t-mobile?

Anyone doing this? My friend can get me a deal for $200 unlocked for a 16gb. Im worried that the data speed will be too slow compared to my galaxy s(1).

thoughts/advice?

UPDATE i just said screw it and bought it anyhow... worse comes to worse i figure i can likely sell for profit.

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4S, as with all previous iPhones doesn't support T-Mo's 1700MHz HSPA upload band, so the fastest data connection you can have is EDGE (2G), capped at about 115 kb/s.

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ios5 doesnt have an untethered jailbreak yet

4s doesnt have a jailbreak yet

4s baseband hasnt been unlocked yet

so no.
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Anyone doing this? My friend can get me a deal for $200 unlocked for a 16gb. Im worried that the data speed will be too slow compared to my galaxy s(1).

thoughts/advice?

I did it by paying full retail for an ATT iphone 4s at apple store and it was unlocked automatically. The speed was too slow on tmobile so I went with a GS2(which is blazing fast) and returned the 4s.


Here is my post on it.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=330

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ios5 doesnt have an untethered jailbreak yet

4s doesnt have a jailbreak yet

4s baseband hasnt been unlocked yet

so no.
Wrong.
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ios5 doesnt have an untethered jailbreak yet

4s doesnt have a jailbreak yet

4s baseband hasnt been unlocked yet

so no.
sprint phones are GSM-unlocked, verizon phones are GSM-unlocked after 60 days of (verizon) service

this is done so traveling sprint/verizon customers can slip their international SIMs and use them, instead of ridiculous rates that AT&T customers have been typically forced to pay.
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I did it by paying full retail for an ATT iphone 4s at apple store and it was unlocked automatically. The speed was too slow on tmobile so I went with a GS2(which is blazing fast) and returned the 4s.


Here is my post on it.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...&postcount=330

Damn, well i guess im going to hope for the best. $199 is a deal i couldnt pass up and i doubt its going to be too much worse than my vibrant, correction, my third vibrant. I hope the speed detriment will be made up for on the OS side of things.
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^^ both Verizon and sprint are CDMA and dont take sim cards.
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^^ both Verizon and sprint are CDMA and dont take sim cards.
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Confused, I thought the same thing... I thought only T-Mobile and AT&T had sim cards
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I have the Verizon iPhone 4S and it does have a SIM card, and is required to have a connection. Instead of plastic, it's made of some weird rubber thing.

The iPhone 4 CDMA, however, does not take SIMs.
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I have the Verizon iPhone 4S and it does have a SIM card, and is required to have a connection. Instead of plastic, it's made of some weird rubber thing.

The iPhone 4 CDMA, however, does not take SIMs.
yep, and now that people have discovered that sprint 4ss are unlocked, the demand for them has gone up. They go for up to $1k on ebay.
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yep, and now that people have discovered that sprint 4ss are unlocked, the demand for them has gone up. They go for up to $1k on ebay.
$1k for unlocked sprint 4s? why pay that when factory unlocked is coming out next month starting at $650?
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$1k for unlocked sprint 4s? why pay that when factory unlocked is coming out next month starting at $650?
$1k for sealed 64gb. I'm sure when it'll be available unlocked from apple (for $850 + tax I assume), people will pay $1k to have it shipped worldwide. Price is about right.

This is why I don't like having these phones in the first place. Way too much money in something that can be stolen/lost easier than anything else I own.
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the 16g is $649 at apple. (unlocked)
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