iPhone4 for Philippines

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    jrivera999 New Member

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    Recently visited my son in the U.S. He gave me his iPhone4 when he bought an iPhone4s. Brought the unit home to the Philippines. Problem is i cannot use it here because no one can open the line so i can avail of a local service provider. Any help?
     
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    Couple questions....

    1. What provider was your son using it on in the US... AT&T or Verizon?
    2. If AT&T.. what Badeband is it on? To find out what Baseband go to Settings>General>About> and tell us what is next to "Modem Firmware."

    Provide us this info and we'll see what can be done w/ your device. Thanks!!
     
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    Piggy Backing thread!!!
    I would like to take my Verizon i4s while traveling to the Philippines. I'm assuming I need the phone unlocked to use the local SIM cards i.e. Globe, Smart, etc... Correct?? If so, how to?
    Thank you!!
     
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    I would visit a VZW corporate store or call customer service *611 and ask them what you need. I believe you will need a plan with a carrier in the Philippines and a SIM card.

    Please let us know what VZW recommends.
     
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    Dear Thomasjtsi:
    Thank you for replying to my request for help on the iPhone4 which i brought to the Philippines. Per your suggestion I found the following information:
    US Carrier indicated: AT&T 11.0
    Modem Firmware: 04.11.08

    Hope the info help.
     
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    Dear Thomasjtsi:
    Thank you for replying to my request for help on the iPhone4 which i brought to the Philippines. Per your suggestion I found the following information:
    US Carrier indicated: AT&T 11.0
    Modem Firmware: 04.11.08

    Hope the info help.
     
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    Thomasjtsi Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that's the info we needed. Unfortunately, though, the iPhone 4 you have w/ the 4.11.08 will not work for you in the Philippines. :-( To be able to use your iDevice it would need to be unlocked via software (ultrasn0w from Cydia after Jailbreak) or via hardware (Gevey Sim imposter). Neither of these are currently compatible w/ the 4.11.08 Baseband. Your only real option is to part w/ the current iPhone 4 you have and use what you make off of it to purchase an iPhone 4 with an Unlockable baseband. If this is a possibility... let us know and we can go into more detail as far as what Basebands to look for. Sorry for the bad news... :-(
     
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    Hi I will be traveling to the philippines this month and was wondering if my iphone 4 will work
    there? I am with At&t 04.12.01
    Thanks and I hope you can help me.

    I also will be unlocking it here from the us.
     
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    Initially... the 4.12.01 Baseband cannot be unlocked. However, if your wireless provider will unlock it for you... it could be used overseas.
     

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