Every major company in the US has outsourced its technical support. I used to work for a call center in technial support and I know how it works. They make you say all these stupid things and sound like puppets especially the ones from India and yes I want to avoid calling technical support at all costs. That is why I want to go to the AT&T store to ask the question of unlocking. They are actually employed by AT&T.
I just came back from shopping and stopped at a Kiosk where they sell cell phones. There were 3 people selling behind the counter and one customer. I just stood there looking at the phones. They were representing T-Online, Verizon and AT&T but did not have an iphone to show you. One guy was really knowledgeable. I asked about unlocking and jailbreaking. He said, it is easy and show me your phone and I will do it for you right now. I said not so fast....I have to rethink this. He looked at my phone and said, he cannot unlock it because it is version 4.1. Long story short, he showed me a phone that looks almost like the iphone and does more. It had a lot of apps on it. But he also has an iphone 3..... something. He will not upgrade because then he cannot unlock it anymore. His iphone is unlocked and jailbroken. He goes to Italy once a year and buys a prepaid card and puts in a sim card that will work in Italy. So much for my research out and about without sitting in front of the computer.
wow what store did you go to?!?!? where they would help you jailbreak and unlock?!?!?! :SSSS you did not go to atee and tee? i could of told you that you cant unlock that firmware... i meant att officially unlocking it for you.. but 4.2 is expected soon and with that a 4.1/4.2 unlock so you will be ok if you wanted to do the jailbreak thing..
and sounds to me like he tried to sell you a iphone 4 knock off that would break in 5 seconds..
lol @ the call center, i used to work for a bank and we would be given a few lines also to get customers using internet banking, so i can imagine with cell phone companies what it would be like and carriers. the call centers now days are all in india where they barely speak a word of english..
so what are you going to do now? wait for a 4.1 unlock and just jailbreak?
No it was not AT&T, it was a major store where you can buy groceries, computers, telephones and even tires for your car. You have to be a member to shop there...... and when I walked in, there was this Kiosk with all these phones. I have no clue why this guy offered to unlock my iphone and jailbreak it for me. I was not a potential customer and he knew that once I pulled out my iphone. I think it was a little stupid on his part. What is the point for him doing it? He would not gain anything by doing it for me and he would ultimately be responsible for screwing up my phone if something were to go wrong. What am I going to do now you asked? I am just gathering knowledge. Right now I have no clue why I would want to jailbreak the iphone. I don't even know what apps I would want that apple does not approve. So enlighten me what good apps are out there, which I must have in order for me to want to jailbreak my phone. What am I missing. What apps are a must have?????