2213 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2007 6:18 AM by Nathan C
The iPhone is designed only to work with the SIM card installed at purchase if you purchased from the US or UK. The German unlocked iPhone offered by Apple will work with other SIM cards, providing those SIM cards are from German carriers.
At this time, there is no Egyptian SIM card that will work for the iPhone.
... unlocking it to work with other carriers requires voiding the warranty.
I know you don't officially represent Apple, but to avoid any problems it's a good idea to be correct in what you say. There very well could be a major news magazine watching what is said (and deleted) here.
Neither unlocking nor jailbreaking void the warranty, because the warranty doesn't cover any software, even Apple's. They cannot, and therefore do not, use the term "void". The clever but empty phrase that Apple officially uses is, "Software modifications are not covered by the warranty."
Modifications do violate the software license.
So the best wording might be: "If you mod it, it breaks the software license. And Apple isn't obligated to fix it if something goes wrong." (Although the latter is technically true of their own software as well.)
Woah, woah, woah...
I'm only trying to use my phone while traveling. I realize now that the word "unlock" has a different meaning. I'm NOT trying to unlock it (meaning use another carrier) I simply want to be able to make a phone call on AT&T. The phone does not work, but email, text, and web do.
How do I enable what I thought was possible with AT&T, which is just to make a phone call back to the US?
Sorry for the confusion!
You need to use the AT&T SIM card that was activated with the iPhone, and your AT&T account has to have international roaming enabled. The rates and coverage can be found by going to this link, and selecting Egypt, and then details:
Looks like there is limited coverage in Egypt, and GPRS and SMS may work even when there is a low voice signal.
Hope this helps,