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Unlocked iPhone 3GS on sale from Apple Hong Kong

updated 09:25 am EDT, Tue July 14, 2009

iPhone 3GS in Hong Kong

Unlocked versions of the iPhone 3GS are now on sale from Apple's Hong Kong online store. In contrast with many regions, including a number with multiple iPhone carriers, Hong Kong only requires that shoppers have the proper SIM card inserted to use a 3GS with any GSM network. 16GB phones are being sold online for $5,388 HK ($692 US), while 32GB models cost $6,288 HK ($808 US).

The iPhone 3G has been available unlocked in Hong Kong since 2008. The city is currently the only one in China to carry the iPhone, due to its distinct government, international carriers and support for standard 3G networks. The rest of the country is not expected to receive official iPhones for three to four months, at the earliest.

by MacNN Staff





  1. joshua Chung

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPhone 3GS in Hong Kong

    Even the phones being sold in the exclusive carrier,, are not SIM-locked.

    In addition, MMS is included and internet tethering is free to use, free WiFi access in many shopping malls.

    Plans detail:

  1. oni

    Joined: Dec 1969



    How is this news? This has been this way in HK and various other countries such as New Zealand for a while now....

  1. niji

    Joined: Dec 1969


    China Mobile data plans

    can anyone let me know the data plans that are available from China Mobile (for use within China)?
    trying to get a sense of how much the iPhone actually will be costing me for use in China after I purchase the unlocked HK model. I already have a China Mobile Go Tone SIM but no data plan.

  1. shawnde

    Joined: Dec 1969


    We need this in Canada/US

    I would live to have an iPhone which is officially sanctioned by Apple, and is fully unlocked so that I can just buy it at retail (like Nokia does).

    Currently, it's a real mess, especially in Canada. Fido is willing to sell me an iPhone 3GS without a contract for $800, but it's still locked to their network.

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