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Official from Apple: iPhone 3GS & 3G in Saudi Arabia is unlocked

Update: The iPhone 3GS from Mobily is unlocked too. You can use STC’s SIM cards. I have been receiving e-mails stating that Mobily employees are claiming that the iPhone 3G is locked to the Mobily SIM cards. Other employees claim that the next iPhone 3G shipments will be SIM locked. We and others tested the iPhone 3G and we confirmed ...

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iPhone and Mobily… a world of oddity

Mohammad Nahdi blogged about his experience on the first day of the iPhone 3G release in Saudi Arabia by Mobily. The blog post which is in Arabic titled “iPhone and Mobily… a world of oddity” talked about how the staff at the Riyadh branch of Mobily had no knowledge about the iPhone 3G. When he asked about their iPhone 3G ...

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New iPhone 3G Bundles in Saudi Arabia

Mobily, Saudi Arabia’s iPhone 3G provider, has extended their previously four iPhone 3G bundles to 10 bundles. The new bundles are very strange, for example the 199 bundles offer the same minutes, SMS and data they only changed the device price and monthly fee. For example 8GB Postpaid 99 cost after a year is 3443SR and Postpaid 199 is 3228SR, ...

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25,000 signed up for the iPhone 3G in Saudi Arabia

Despite lack of Arabic the iPhone 3G helped Mobily to increase their subscribers by 25,000. From Saudi Gazette: “In just a few hours of launch the number of walk-in customers and those who applied online reached 25,000,” said Ali S. Al-Dakhee, Mobily’s Youth Segment Manager. This is not the number of actual iPhone 3G units sold though. Mobily has yet ...

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Mobily: Arabic for the iPhone 3G is coming from Apple soon

According to Mobily, Apple is working on releasing localized Arabic language support for the iPhone 3G with the next iPhone software update. Currently the only method to enable Arabic support on the iPhone is to jailbreak then purchase Arabtaller. Unfortunately jailbreaking will void the Mobily warranty. You can reverse the jailbreak if you need to. This article by Dan Moren ...

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iPhone 3G is sold unlocked in Saudi Arabia

I have tested my brand new Mobily iPhone 3G with an STC SIM card and it worked. AhmadT tested it, too and in the UAE Shufflegazine tested the Etisalat iPhone 3G and it’s unlocked as well. So you can simply buy the iPhone 3G and switch the SIM card to the carrier of your choice. You will still be paying ...

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Mobily price plans for iPhone 3G

This post is about the older iPhone 3G, visit this page for price plans for the iPhone 3GS. Update: We have verified these prices. You will pay the iPhone 3G price plus first month (99SR). We received a copy of the internal memo sent to the staff of mobily about the business rules and the plans for the iPhone 3G ...

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Mobily sells the iPhone 3G tomorrow

Mobily sent an SMS to all who reserved the iPhone 3G with the following: The wait is over ! You can come to any of Mobily Mega stores tomorrow, Sunday February 21 starting at 8 am in the morning to buy the iPhone 3G that you reserved. Riyadh: King Abudllah Street. Khobar: King Abdullah Street (Dahran Road). Jeddah: Thaliah Street. ...

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Saudi Arabia iPhone 3G on Apple.com

Apple finally added the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates iPhone 3G pages. The Saudi page mentions Mobily as the only authorized seller in Saudi Arabia. We are approaching the release of the iPhone 3G in Saudi Arabia by the end of this month. We will keep you updated. Thanks Shufflegazine for the heads up.

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Reserve a Mobily iPhone 3G now!

Mobily (Saudi Arabia’s second mobile phone carrier) is now offering the ability to reserve your iPhone 3G so you will be given a priority over others when you want to purchase the device on launch date. According to Mobily “this does not mean that you will be guaranteed a device as it will be subject to availability”. Just fill the ...

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