The iPhone Unlock Australia Unlocking eBook for 3G and 3GS has been updated! You will need to have a Wi-Fi connection and a SIM card from any carrier to unlock your iPhone 3G or 3GS. These simple instructions will lead you through the process to get your iPhone unlocked to be used on any carrier including overseas carriers!
The cost of this eBook is $19.99 and you will have instant access to it after purchase. This eBook version currently locks up to 4.0.1
Jess just got off the phone from Optus World in Marion, South Australia. Apparently, the opening hours for the iPhone launch is to be either at 7AM, or a midnight launch on July 11th. However, other rumours speculate that pre-registered members will receive the iPhone 2 hours before public release. Either 1. Pre-registered people get it at 7AM or midnight or 2. Pre-registered get it at 5AM or 3. Everyone gets it at 7AM/9AM or midnight. Yes, this is all to be speculated about - no official word from Optus yet.
Update (3:07pm): You can view the location of Optus hotspots on their website.
Update: 2:41pm - The iPhone Optus website has an overload of traffic at the moment. We've uploaded their plans and prices to save your waiting time.
Post-Paid Plan Update (2:38pm):
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8GB iPhone 3G (Black)= $729
16GB iPhone 3G (Black or White)= $849
Plus, connect to Optus Pre-Paid and receive $400 Bonus + 1GB internet browsing PLUS recharge with $40 or more on Turbo Cap and receive EXTRA BONUS data every time you recharge!
To get you started Optus Pre-Paid is offering a special offer - unlimited mobile internet browsing on Turbo Cap^ until 31 August 08.
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Optus is making the iPhone 3G affordable for everyone. We're introducing a great new range of iPhone specific plans that are loaded with BONUS mobile data value for Mobile Internet Browsing.
And the great news is you'll be able to get an 8G iPhone 3G from Optus for $0 on a $79 Cap plan over 24 months which provides $550 of calls, text and more, plus a whopping 700MB of included mobile data for Mobile Internet Browsing. And to help you fully explore your new iPhone 3G, we'll be providing unlimited mobile data for the first month free on all Optus contracted iPhone plans when you connect for 24 months.
Prefer no contract? We'll be beefing up our pre-paid Turbo plans with big data allowances and great new start-up bonus of $400 on all iPhones purchases.
Terms and Conditions: 'yes' iPhone $79 Cap Plan: Requires 24-month connection. Minimum total cost based on the 'yes' iPhone $79 Cap plan over 24 months is $1896. If connection is not maintained for 24 continuous months, cancellation fees apply. Included call, text and data for mobile internet browsing excludes some call and message types. Once you exceed your included call, text and/or data cap value, standard rates apply. New and eligible existing credit-approved customers only. Unlimited Mobile Internet Browsing for 1 month: Offer is only available on a 24-month connection to an Optus 'yes' iPhone or 'yes' iPhone Cap Plan. Offer excludes some call and message types and cannot be used for commercial purposes. Offer may take up to 14 days to apply on your account. Standard rates and charges will apply after offer expiry. May not be combined with any other offer unless specified.* iPhone 3G is locked to the Optus Network.
More fine print(We've done the reading for you)
Network Locking for Prepaid: Apple iPhone handsets are locked to the Optus network. An $80 fee applies if network locking is removed within the first 6 months from the activation date. Alternatively, if you recharge to the value of $80, no fee applies.
Optus WiFi: Customers whom connect their Apple iPhone to an Optus iPhone rate plan will receive free WiFi from any Optus WiFi hotspot. Your data allowance does not include services such as ... Optus iZoo and Third Party content and applications, and VPN data usage...VoiP
Will Australians be the first to see the iPhone around the world? Although Apple has confirmed the iPhone to be released in New Zealand with Vodafone, we haven't heard anything yet (Vodafone hasn't made its Australian announcement either - perhaps it will be at the same time?) Note that Optus will allow people who pre-register to pick up their iPhone 2 hours before public release.
Either way, as long as Vladivostok, Suva, Chatham Island, Kamchatka Anadyr and Kiritimati don't beat us to it, Australians (and New Zealanders) will be first to see and touch the iPhone. We're expecting a few unboxing adventures to be posted before anyone else in the world gets to have it. AT&T have confirmed for a 8AM release of the 3G iPhone (which is 1AM Australian Time [Los Angeles]). This is due to long activation processes - hopefully Australians will also see the 8AM opening.
Our source within Optus revealed that it will offer a $100 per month pre paid cap plan that includes you $800 worth of calls, $100 worth of Optus 'My Time' calls, and, wait for it, a hefty 1GB of data transfers. Data costs are a huge part of the overall cost of using an iPhone so this component can have a big impact on your overall bill. It's good to see that Optus is being reasonable here. On the downside, it appears that Optus iPhones will be locked to the network, and it will cost you around $60 to $80 to unlock it.