Taken from Apple's knowledge base article: HT1937 Title: About activating iPhone 3G with a wireless carrier
This article is about activating iPhone 3G.
iPhone 3G can be purchased from Globe in the Philippines. In all other regions, purchase iPhone 3G directly from the respective carriers.
The place of purchase will verify that you have an account with the carrier and then give you instructions on how to activate your iPhone (insert a valid, active SIM and connect to iTunes).
For information about iPhone 3G wireless carriers worldwide, select your country. For additional information, see the table below.
- Contact carrier for authorized unlocking
- Technical support for iPhone 3G in this region is provided by the carrier, not Apple
- Contact carrier for availability