French iPhones may or may not be completely unlocked

iphone.jpgTowards the end of last week, reports emerged that the French iPhone may not have been as fully unlocked as was first thought.

Just to bring you up to speed on the whole affair, French law prevents a mobile phone being tied exclusively to one carrier. Hence, Orange had to offer to unlock an iPhone from its network if a customer asked.

iPhone Atlas reported that foreign SIM cards could not be used with the device, although it didn’t appear to mention the source of the information.

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Andy MerrettFrench iPhones may or may not be completely unlocked

ThinkGeek solves your lost mobile phone worries, with the SIM card back-up machine

think-geek-sim-card.jpgGroups are springing up across Facebook asking for friends’ phone numbers faster than you exit the site when your boss walks past – all because people foolishly lose all their contacts’ details when they lose their phones on a boozy night out. You know what I’m talking about.

Thankfully this device will help cleanse Facebook of all those ubiquitous groups, courtesy of those brain-champs, ThinkGeek. It…

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Katherine HannafordThinkGeek solves your lost mobile phone worries, with the SIM card back-up machine

Get an unlocked iPhone… er, in Hong Kong

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Well, it’s a start. Apparently shops in Hong Kong are selling unlocked iPhones that work on local operators (the shot above shows one seemingly connected to local operator CSL). Right now, thousands of European Appleheads craving their iPhone fix are adding up the costs of a round-trip to pick one up…

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Stuart DredgeGet an unlocked iPhone… er, in Hong Kong