Another bozo wrote:
"this is very nice and cool phone BUT the biggest disadvantage is the phone comes with out sim card so you cant use it in other countries or with other phone companies you have to stick with AT&T all the time, Shame to IPhone . Not a Smart move."
Yes, it was a smart move; it's called exclusive marketing. That's why you don't see certain Blackberrys and/or SE phones on other carriers.
Also, THE SIM CARD COMES OUT–and quite easily. Read the manual!
The phone will be available in other countries at the end of the year. It won't have to be on AT&T service. You guys are mixing things. The AT&T exclusive contract is with the US only. Do you really think Apple would not release the phone for years in Europe. Don't be stupid! This was never said by Apple - never!
Rumor is T-Mobile will have it in Europe. If not them, it will be Orange or Vodafone. And they will not take directions from AT&T.
Some uninformed person wrote:
"NO! NO! NO! It cannot be bought and/or used ANYWHERE but on AT&T in the USA, so stop asking!"
NO, no, no, stop telling this nonsense. It is a world phone and will work in all countries that have an agreement with AT&T service. The SIM will, in fact, come out. With regards to unlocking it, this should not be discussed on GSM Arena!
Some lazy person asked:
"how did you change out the sim card? as at&t says its preinstalled so you cant take it out and what features are you talking about that you will lose by doing that."
Most of the people at AT&T were only give a 20-minute training session the day prior to sales; they say only what they were told. But, they don't really know–which is sad.
People, people, people, read the online manual!!! The SIM comes out and nothing is lost!!! This is how Apple deals with service issues when they give you a loaner–they swap the SIM. Simply use a paperclip, as the instructions how, and pop out the card holder; then take out the SIM. If you want to unlock it, well...that should not be discussed on GSM Arena.
All locked phones lose features when they are taken to another carrier. So, it will lose only the exclusive AT&T features.
I have the iPhone and it is truly amazing. I got it to replace my w810i. It is light years ahead of any SE phone (or any other for that matter).
NO! NO! NO! It cannot be bought and/or used ANYWHERE but on AT&T in the USA, so stop asking!
to whoever posted: "it is no inbuilt sim....it has a sim card slot on its top..so u can change it..its on gmsarena so obviously it has a sim slot."
It's on GSMArena because it's a GSM phone, not because it has a SIM card slot.
To everyone asking if the iPhone can be used in another country ... the answer I have heard from a local dealer (Canada) who specializes in unlocked hardware is, currently no. The word is it will only work on AT&T in the US; not even other US carriers.
Can iPhone be purchased from USA and used in Middle east? Is there any slot to insert a SIM card that connects to my regional network? Request answers urgently.
it is no inbuilt sim....it has a sim card slot on its top..so u can change it..its on gmsarena so obviously it has a sim slot.
hey guys.. i found the on net. There is actually a sim card slot for the Apple Iphone.
So.. i tink it can be used in Singapore.. Can't wait to get my hands on one...
this is very nice and cool phone BUT the biggest disadvantage is the phone comes with out sim card so you cant use it in other countries or with other phone companies you have to stick with AT&T all the time, Shame to IPhone . Not a Smart move.
I had a chance to play with the iPhone over the weekend. I can say that from a User Interface perspective this is the best cell/PDA I have seen or used.
As with all devices it has some short-comings. However, this is v1.0 of the iPhone release so early adopters who buy should not expect it to have everything perfect.
Apple did what Apple does best ... great design, great user interface.
We'll see how they do on the feature-to-feature battle over time.
I heard that from the other guy that told me you can use your own SIM card and you can use to call but some of the feature like Widgets, You Tube, Email, and stuff like that. Because iphone function using with AT&T is internet with the Carrier itself only. I would wait to see the total Result of the different SIM being used in the iphone. Will keep you posted as soon as i get it.
When will the rest of the world have the iphone too ?
this is not cool only in the usa can have it what about us ?
why do we need to wait so long for a new tec mobile?
no one makes the usa wait like this for a new tec
hmm can the Iphone be used in Asia ? I mean does it support the GSM network?