28 Aug 2007

iPhone Unlocked!

This is great news for iphone owners who frequently travel overseas:

engadget: iPhone unlocked: AT&T loses iPhone exclusivity
iphone unlockedThanks to the iphonesimfree team, the six-man team which has been working non-stop since launch day to be the first to break Apple’s SIM locks on the iPhone with software.

engadget: Apple’s locked iPhones the subject of new class-action suit

According to the 9-page suit, which was filed Monday in a New York Supreme Court, Kliegerman traveled to Mexico a few weeks after purchasing the phone, where he proceeded to check e-mails and make calls, blissfully unaware (or so the suit tells us) that AT&T would be charging international roaming fees for the usage. Apparently, when Mr. Kliegerman received his bill, he was shocked to discover $2,000 in the aforementioned fees. The suit argues that if he had been allowed to unlock the phone and use a foreign SIM card, the costs could have been avoided.

As a result, Mr. Kliegerman is seeking a judgement which bars Apple from selling locked iPhones, plus an order for the company to offer unlock codes to all current owners.


  • Ms. Wakame
    September 20, 2007 Reply

    Hey! You have a phone number I must have!

  • nykki
    September 17, 2007 Reply

    well that’s just dandy! My phone fell completely apart on my way over here. I currently am an AT&T user, formally known as Cingular, formally known as AT&T, and I’m excited to get a new phone! Now that I know this is possible I’m going to steal Na’s and bring it to Oz and call the Wizard!

  • nathan
    August 30, 2007 Reply

    As mentioned in our previous email communique, Visual voicemail definitely wouldn’t work and conference calls might not work. As for data transfer, I’m guessing it would definitely work.

    Sounds like good news to me. AT&T, while not a bad network, isn’t as good as Sprint in my experience thus far. Though they’re not horrible.

    Other than they’re a Big Bell, like Verizown, and will eventually help to destroy the Internet in 2027.

  • Ms. Wakame
    August 29, 2007 Reply

    it went into spam hell. but i bravely retrieved it for you.

  • bobby wires
    August 29, 2007 Reply

    I commented here and now it’s gone. What happened?

  • bobby wires
    August 29, 2007 Reply

    It seems as though from another article that they were not the first ones to unlock the iPhone.

    Also, this article says that it isn’t illegal to unlock cell phones by individual users.

    I wonder if the iPhone unlocked is actually worth it. Didn’t AT&T have to make a huge change to their network? Wouldn’t this mean that some of the functions wouldn’t work?

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