Have a look at the pic below, T-Mobile??? Yes, that’s right, Apple’s iPhone has been unlocked! No more AT&T exclusivity!
[image via Engadget]
iPhoneSimFree.com claims that they have made a tiny piece of software which fits into the iPhone, when installed it will allow your phone to become “sim free”. Here are some of the main benefits as mentioned on their web:
- Chose the provider you want, use any SIM card from any network provider in any country
- No more outrageous roaming charges. When traveling simply pick the local provider of your choice and change your sim card
- Poor network coverage no longer an issue, use the network provider best suited to your region
Until two days ago, the above information has just been what iPhoneSimFree.com‘s claims… However, from Engadget’s latest featured post, they can now prove that the team at iPhoneSimFree.com are the first to crack open Apple iPhone’s sim lock system, since its launch date. According to the post from Engadget, “Again: we can confirm with 100% certainty that iPhoneSIMfree.com’s software solution completely SIM unlocks the iPhone, is restore-resistant, and should make the iPhone fully functional for users outside of the US.”
Also, here’s some main features on the software installation:
- Only requires a short period of time, a matter of only minutes
- Once you put your new, non AT&T SIM in the device, you have to go through the usual activation process
- The menu system now has a couple more options, the root menu has carrier settings where you can select your preferred network if you don’t want to roam
- General -> Network menu now has an EDGE network settings area where you can input your carrier’s APN and username / password
- For usual features like visual voicemail that you would expect to see when using an AT&T sim card, you will of course not have them when a sim card from another carrier is now inserted
This really isn’t a hoax! To prove this, Engadget has also tested it to be restore / upgrade resistant! A test was performed by doing a full restore (v1.0.2) on their iPhone and successfully activating it using an inactive AT&T sim card.