From Apple at full price = factory unlocked.Scotty12 wrote: ↑Jan 21st, 2011 2:06 pmWhat will the differences be if I purchase an iphone locked to bell or rogers VS if I buy an unlocked iPhone from the apple store?
I travel frequently and was planning to swap sim cards I am in the whenever I am in the states / europe ... will there be consequences if I purchase a phone from bell or rogers?
From Apple at subsidized price, or from a carrier at subsidized, or even from a carrier at full price = locked to the carrier. Software unlockable after jailbreaking the device but not reliable as Apple releases updates to lock them again, if you update by mistake or need to restore. It's cat and mouse, the unlocking software also has to be updated. Currently new carrier iPhone4's at iOS 4.2.1 cannot be software unlocked, solution will be out soon.