Thursday, September 3, 2009


I purchased an iPhone, 2G, from eBay recently. It was an unlocked, and jailbroken phone, with OS 3.0 on it. Cost about $240, but it's unlocked, and my plan was to use it on T-Mobile with my existing service. I was worried about the ATT service, it costs more, and I don't want a 2 year contract. To top it off, I rarely see 3G service where I live.

So, I got it last night, plugged it in this morning, and it came alive, noting there was no SIM. So I searched around, found a small paper clip and popped the cover. That was after trying:

  • a large paper clip
  • an unbent key ring
  • a picture nail
  • a small screwdriver

None of which fit. A small paper clip is needed, and once I put the SIM in, I unlocked the phone slider. I got a NO SIM message, but almost immediately saw the "No Service" message at the top. A moment of panic, but I let it go while I checked iTunes for the device. It was there, and a minute later I had "T-Mobile" on my phone.

Very cool, and now I just need to move some numbers and other information across. Then I'll give this a go for a few days and see how it works.

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