First I don’t own an iPod or an iPhone and am also not planing to get one for myself. Unlike Att Tilt (my choice), iPhone lacks the heavy duty PDA functionality for my usage. It still is a very sweet device.
How to get iPhone for existing ATT Customers
If you’re an existing ATT customer, you can upgrade to an iPhone right away, you just need to add a Data Plan for iPhone (this may replace your current data plan but your voice plan will stay the same) and sign a new 2-year service contract.
Where to get Unlocked iPhone
If you’re on T-Mobile and want to get iphone, you’d have to buy an Unlocked iPhone from auction Web sites ( like ebay.com ubid.com ) for little more than $500, about $100 more than Apple and AT&T charge.
Exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), let users users to legally unlock their cell phones. Read point (3) at http://www.copyright.gov/1201/
ATT provides unlock codes customers in good standing for 90 days (the normal threshold for permitted unlocking). Due to the exclusive agreement between Apple and AT&T, Unlock codes are not given to any iPhones now. Since this is against DMCA, you can complaint directly to the FCC (1-888-CALL-FCC) after that period.
How to Unlock Iphone?
Apple released a statement saying that it has found several iPhone unlocking applications which can cause “irreparable” damage to the device. Also, Certain AT&T-only features, such as Visual Voicemail, will not work.
All the versions 1.1.2, 1.1.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.1, 1.0.0 can be unlocked by with help of free software tools or from some website’s for a small fee. The upcoming firmware 1.1.3 claims to Lock the iPhone again. So beware before upgrading to a new firmware. Below are more resources to unlock iPhone.
(If you haven’t already activated your iPhone with AT&T-and aren’t planning to-you need to conduct a fake activation. To do this, you’ll need to follow the excellent instructions at ModMyiPhone and download and install a program called iNdependence.)
Apple doesn’t support the installation of third-party applications on the iPhone, but the enterprising developers at NullRiver have created a program called AppTapp that will let you install including chat clients, games, and other pieces of software – including those that are needed to unlock your iPhone. (For more detailed instructions on using AppTapp, see our iPhone Hacking Kit.)
Download and install AppTapp. Once you run the program, the first thing it will do is ask what version of the firmware you’re running. If you’ve just updated your iPhone, you probably have Firmware 1.0.2-select that and click on Continue.
The next instructions will require downloading some applications from the Internet to your iPhone-so make sure your iPhone is connected to a WiFi network.
Launch the Installer program, and you’ll see a long list of various applications that you can install. Scroll down, then select and install-in order-Community Sources, BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH.
Some websites which claim to sell iPhone.
http://www.iphonenirvana.net/ – Buy iPhones in India