IPhone :: Officially Unlock - Can't Use It With Local Operators?

May 31, 2012

I would really like to officially unlock my iPhone 4. My name is Roman, i bought this phone on eBay , but I'm not the resident of USA, so I can't use it with local operators.

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Info:
iPhone 4, iOS 5.1

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