Escaped: an iPhone on the Vodafone.de network

by Volker Weber

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This was to be expected, sooner or later.
Actually, I am surprised it took over two months, from the official release of the iPhone, for somebody to hack the protection and make it available to the public.

Did you have this phone in your hands or could this perhaps still be a fake?

Pieter Lansbergen, 2007-09-17

it does actually work, I saw a guy recently in Switzerland using an iPhone on the Swisscom Network. he said he bought it hacked to be used on any network (no sim lock). but is it worth the trouble? i dont think so, he shelved over 1000 USD plus shipping for the thing.

Chris Frei, 2007-09-17

http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/15/anysim-is-here-open-source-gui-iphone-unlock-app/

appears to be free.

I can see a pattern emerging with the iPhone - first, the early adopters get shafted by Apple's price drop, now those who pay insane amounts for an unlocked iPhone pay their share, too.

Although the 1000 USD probably include the first 12 (or 24?) months of AT&T service, which would make it a steal - unless you can actually get your hands on initially non-simlocked iPhones at this point.

Marc Beckersjuergen, 2007-09-17

Could this be somebody roaming?

Armin Roth, 2007-09-17

My collegue uses an iPhone in germany with a Tchibo prepaid card, another one uses a t-mobile-sim. But their solution still included soldering, so this was rather tricky.

Christian Just, 2007-09-17

Who cares? Sorry...

Thomas Cloer, 2007-09-17

Decisions made on a carrier in the UK - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7000370.stm

Nick Daisley, 2007-09-18

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