How to Unlock your iPhone 3G
Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:17 PM
Long answer: Verdict's out, but AT&T isn't going to come after you. Your worst punishment will be potentially voiding your warranty.
Posted 03 January 2009 - 03:09 AM
However, someone who uses this information to unlock a stolen iPhone, to sell it or for whatever reason, might give the people who showed him how to do it a chance to see the justice system "up close and personal" if he's caught.
Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:06 PM
I'd like to open a mobile-phone account with T-Mobile in Croatia (I'm currently using a pay-as-you-go cheapie) and it seems to me that it would make sense to unlock the device I have so I can switch carries when I travel.
I asked at the T-Mobile store -not that I expected them to know much- and all they told me was to make sure the device was unlocked before I signed up...
I wonder whether talking to Apple would yield an exception.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:12 AM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:01 PM
Hey, it stinks that iPhone 3G's don't operate 3G on T-Mobile's 3G network just the same. I mean they function well on the GPRS and EDGE but there is NO WAY an iPhone 3Gwill operate "3G" on t-Mobile's 3G bands. Frequencies are what they are and they cannot be changed. T-Mobile acted too slowly on their bids for frequency usage and got the runt of the litter (in my opinion).
Hey give the Storm a few months and it will be a viable option; it's no iPhone killer by any means, and then again an iPhone does only a portion of what a BB can do with regard to email and synching, etc.
If you could get it all in one packageit would be nice, right? But it's not going to happen anytime soon, in my opinion.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:09 PM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:17 PM
But we can all dream.
I've played with a Storm, it's not all it's cracked up to be yet, a Curve works great and is super reliable too. I went fro a Curve to an iPhone and have some reservations every no and again. I love my iPhone but to be able to BBM all of my BB using co-workers and/or clients?? I wish I could get my iPhone to do that!!!
Posted 30 January 2009 - 09:35 PM
Posted 10 March 2009 - 01:38 PM
Equipment internally would have to change in order to get a GMS to work on a CDMA network. Keep in mind CDMA phones dont have SIM cards and GSM ones do. there is a reason for that and it cannot change by some sort of software hack. Certain account information is on the SIM that goes into a chip that is hardwired into a CDMA phone and one would be hard pressed to try and work around that.
Not to mention that CDMA and GSM use two completely different wireless radios that are NOT compatible to my knowledge. To my knowledge, there is no way to get an iPhone to work with Sprint or Verizon (both of which use CDMA) unless/until Apple comes out with a CDMA version of the iPhone (there are rumors that float around every once and a while the Apple will doing an iPhone with Verizon...but they have yet to come true, so take them with a grain of salt).
Posted 10 March 2009 - 02:03 PM
What I heard is, Apple original went to Verizon before they went to ATT. But Verizon refused because they couldn't come to terms on the interface. Verizon want to be able to have there own and Apple said the phone needed to have it original UI. ATT was willing to let Apple keep the interface and I think ATT got a bigger piece of the pie too.
The latest deal Apple gets the profits from teh phone sale, while ATT gets the money fro signups. The earlier deal they shared money on both, where ATT also made oney off the phones they sold.