Cons of using fake gevey sim card?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by newtoiphoneuser, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. newtoiphoneuser macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2011
    I think I bought a fake one of amazon. it works, but is there any cons of using it? will it damage the iphone?

    p.s when will dev team release the unlock............................................
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    besides it being actually illegal? and yes, I mean actually illegal, not just violating ATT policy, but actual law of utilizing a call to an emergency number and hanging up to bypass the carrier lock
  3. truciet macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    yea there's a huge debate about the whole 112 dialing thing. supposedly the new "Ultra's" don't require it anymore.
  4. guccigucci88 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2010
    whats this gevey sim card exactly? I did research and what I got was that it unlocks your phone? Im traveling to where fido doesn't exist and it might be useful for me. Thanks.
  5. Sixtafoua macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2009
    Boston, MA
    It doesn't seem as if there is any difference between the fake and real gevey sims, I assume they work the same. I wouldn't worry about your phone being damaged. I would be more concerned about breaking the law with the gevey sim. Who knows when the dev team will release their unlock, it's been a number of months since their last iPhone 4 unlock, so it seems like they are having trouble with 4.1/4.2.1/4.3. :(
  6. labman, Jun 26, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011

    labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    also need to add that they have discovered Gevey won't work in with 5.0 beta 2 so looks like you won't be able to update to 5.0 unless they can preserve baseband. not known at the moment.

    as far as the fake goes depends on how well they cloned/copied the Gevey sim. it's possible it's even manufactured at same place.
  7. APtalent macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2010
    The fake ones use a bit more voltage which may harm your iPhone and will decrease your battery life.
  8. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
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    illegal? This has been gone over hundreds of times. Not illegal, you never even connect the call. Anyways I have a fake one using furiousmod. Don't have to do the 112.

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