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why do people pay to have their iphone unlocked?

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Isn't jailbreaking the iphone the same as unlocking it? if so why would people pay hundreds of dollars to unlock it?
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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
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No, Jailbreaking is allowing you to install 3rd party applications on it. Unlocking it is to use it with a non-AT&T SIM on another network.
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Originally Posted by aegisdesign View Post

No, Jailbreaking is allowing you to install 3rd party applications on it. Unlocking it is to use it with a non-AT&T SIM on another network.

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MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
Reply
MacBook Pro
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
120GB Serial ATA Drive@5400rpm
SuperDrive 8x
15" Glossy Widescreen Display

with a wireless Apple keyboard

and

iPod Touch
8GB
Reply
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