So, you’ve probably heard about Apple giving the go signal for millions of fanboys in the U.S., UK, Canada, France and Japan start pre-ordering their iPhone 4. Latest report had it that most of these countries have already sold out their pre-order stocks of the iPhone 4. But since only the black version of the iPhone 4 was made official, I’m pretty sure Apple will be accepting more pre-orders in the days to come.
The bad news is that for us Filipino Apple fanboys based in Manila, we’re not going to get our hands on Apple’s latest iPhone until probably around September. But that doesn’t mean we’ve got nothing to do but to wait till Globe Telecoms made it available. So how do you get, where do you get the iPhone 4 if you’re in Manila, Philippines?
U.S., France and Japan are already out of the question since the iPhone 4 in these countries are carrier-locked. The good news is, the iPhone 4 is being offered SIM-free, unlock in UK and Canada Apple Online Store. This means that if you’ve successfully pre-ordered an iPhone from any of these two countries and Apple ships your unit on the 24th, all you need to do is get a Globe, Smart or Sun sim and trim the sim to fit into the iPhone 4’s micro-SIM slot. All three networks’ SIM will work on the iPhone 4.
So, how do you get it is another story. If you’ve got friends living in the UK or Canada you can asked them for a favor and pre-order the iPhone 4 for you. Or if you don’t know anybody in those two countries, you can use a UK address courtesy of those UK Address Forwarding Services. There are many of them around. Just do a Google search.
If you can wait until July, you can go to HongKong or Singapore and purchase the iPhone 4 yourself. Those two Asian countries will have the iPhone SIM-Free and unlock as well.
So, there good luck fellow Apple fanboys in Manila!