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Making Money with unlocked phones

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by IsayBiteMe, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. IsayBiteMe

    IsayBiteMe BANNED BANNED

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    So I just got to thinking... if apple sells their factory unlocked devices darn near double the price of a locked device, could I just buy a brand new iPhone or iPad, unlock it myself with a few clicks of a button and then resell it for far less then what apple charges and still make a good profit...? I havent looked into legality of this but I dont see why it would be illegal seeing that unlocking your device isnt illegal and reselling your device isnt illegal so why would doing both be illegal? Just a thought.
     
  2. SolveMyMaze

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    The problem with this is that Apple are notorious for being against jailbroken phones. It prevents people upgrading the software on their phones until a workaround is found, and it's not the first time they've bricked peoples phones over it.
    It's a shame really because they're making a fortune either way.
     
  3. Gruzin

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    which country do you live?
     
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    Here in Bosnia, people are going to Hungary or Italy and buy locked phones, come here, unlocked them and sell in stores. That's right, you can't find a phone in our cellphone stores which is not unlocked, there is no brand new phone from a factory which is not opened, shame but true.

    And what is even worse, locked phones from our carriers, are the same price as unlocked, and expensiver than in other countries ( for example USA or UK ), so you are pretty much fucked over here if you want to buy good phone :D. I had to pay 350 euros for my Galaxy S2 to my carrier and i have to be with them for two years paying at last 15 euros each month ( contract ) -.-
     
  5. Gruzin

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    what is average prices for iphone in your country guys?
     
  6. IsayBiteMe

    IsayBiteMe BANNED BANNED

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    I suppose that was something that I did not consider was the fact that it re-locks after a software update..
     
  7. flann

    flann Regular Member

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    Jailbreak is not same as unlock.

    @OP "brand new iPhone or iPad, unlock it myself with a few clicks of a button" <----- Forget it!
    unlock is not that easy. BTW if you sell a iPhone unlocked by you or a friend and the buyer upgrade his iPhone to a new iOS his iPhone is locked again (so don't tell your customers where you live ;-))
     
  8. imperial444

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    It's better for you to do JailBroke. There are tons of videos on YT how to do that
     
  9. Gruzin

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    nowadays unlocking is not such problem like it was few month or a year ago..
     
  10. qrazy

    qrazy Senior Member

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    Your thought is already a big business everywhere especially in ebay. Yeah as you said unlocking is very easy these days, But for some of the models(baseband versions) unlock method or software may not work.
     
  11. rleejr2870

    rleejr2870 Registered Member

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    If anyone needs wholesale iphone unlocks pm me