Axiom Telecom is supposedly one of the largest cell phone distributor in the region. They also claim to be the official iPhone provider in Saudi Arabia according to this article from Arab News.
In the following video by Naif, he shows an iPhone 3GS that he bought from Axiom. The 16GB model cost him 3,700SR ($1,000). The iPhone had an AT&T logo on the back of the box and it was jailbroken (voids the warranty). The SIM card ejector was also missing. The contract-free iPhone 3GS 16GB from AT&T is sold for only $599 (2,280SR) according to their site.
Also notice in the video that the receipt claimed that the iPhone 3GS is a Mobily device even though Mobily did not released iPhone 3GS until now. Additionally, Axiom’s warranty only covers the software
Axiom is deceiving the consumers by selling an iPhone without any warranty. Deceiving Mobily by claiming that the iPhones are from Mobily and hurting Mobily’s iPhone business. Finally, deceiving Apple by selling an unsupported Apple product, hurting the brand name.
In the end, Naif has finally found a Italian (I believe) iPhone 3GS which is officially unlocked:
Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac.net.