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Iphone 3g Not Coming To Naija Any Soon: Why?

i was going through the apple website recently http://www.apple.com/iphone/countries/

and guess what? nigeria isnt in the plans of apple at all. instead, you have countries like mail and madagascar?? WTF

am i missing something here.

if i remember correctly, all the mobile phone operators have 3G up and running and even more. the iphone uses 3G+ (a special name is assigned to it, HSPA i think)

what do you guys think?? what the hell is going on??

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I just got mine in the us with AT&T service for $200 . I found out there is a way to unlock it now, just like ant other gsm . Go to to your utube & search for it. Let me know how it works for

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yo , ; sry have been out for a couple of days , anyways just got back to belgium today and will go to the shop tomorrow to pick it up , will let u know if they have more pieces as i had to order mine,

lol @ arsenal poor form, e dey affect me ooo , no bi small

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cool. we need 2 talk asap. how can we exchange digits or maybe chat? i added u on yahoo but u r not coming up. is that ur digits in belgium on facebk?

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@logica

just got back from the apple shop and they reassured me that the phones are totally unlocked , here in belgium and can be used anywhere , so am still on scheule to get it ,

they are also available in portugal and swiss , but the ones in swiss cud be on country lock ,

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please don't come in here 2 confuse those who don't know what the real iphone is. you have done well to create your own thread.

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look here!

http://www.sogophone.com/sdp/759899/4/pl-3975267/0-1673435.html

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yeah am sure , heard about swisscom also , am paying a total of 600 euro , so it better be unlocked , otherwise i am goin to kill them , lol

will get it before the end of the week so will let u know

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4 real? i know they r sold without contract in switzerland (and that's the cheapest place to buy so far). r you sure they r unlocked? did you also try switzerland (swisscom)? how much were you charged for the order? i wouldn't ever buy the white one!

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am in Belgium at the moment and ordered it from an apple shop here , the black ones were out of stock , so am getting the white one

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@arsenal,

from hong-kong or where?

@moonraker,

by the way the acronym is HSDPA.

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@Logica

you are probably right. ours are operators who think short-term immediate profits. the concept of subsidizing expensive phones and offering them with data plans and contract fees may not entirely agree with their business models. i mean the blackberry is offered with a data plan and unsubdsidized and thus very few people actually bought them.

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@ logica , this guy how fahh ??

i believe the unlocked 3g is out ,

i just ordered mine last week , white 3g 16gb

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probably they couldn't find a carrier that could sell using the sales strategy they employed in the US, and other supported countries. as soon as they start selling the phone unlocked, then many countries including nigeria will feature.

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