Cut your sim unlock is back! People who bought it last year!

jatt123

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Dec 10, 2011
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Fairfield,CA
As in the title, they are back this year claiming to unlock ANY AT&T iPhone including the iPhone 4S. I was thinking of buying but I wanted to ask some questions for the buyers of the service from last year. Is your unlock working after the service was shut down? Has AT&T or apple blacklist you? Also what did you do if you needed to get a replacement iPhone from apple? Thanks guys!
 
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daphnek

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Mar 7, 2012
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more info on cutyoursim plz

A friend recently gave me his 'old' iPhone 4, but it is locked to god knows where - most likely some australian carrier.
Is cutyoursim a legit site? Can someone provide some feedback on their services?
I was thinking of buying their iPhone Network Finder/Carrier Detector, and then maybe the remote unlocking. Do you have any idea how they add the IMEI in Apple's whitelist?

thanks :)
 

jatt123

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Original poster
Dec 10, 2011
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Fairfield,CA
A friend recently gave me his 'old' iPhone 4, but it is locked to god knows where - most likely some australian carrier.
Is cutyoursim a legit site? Can someone provide some feedback on their services?
I was thinking of buying their iPhone Network Finder/Carrier Detector, and then maybe the remote unlocking. Do you have any idea how they add the IMEI in Apple's whitelist?

thanks :)
Well, it with all the research I have conducted (google), it comes that this very same company had a unlock service last year and they actually came through with the remote unlock (through iTunes). As far as I read about how they unlock the iPhones is that they have access through a carrier which allows them to add IMEI to apple whitelist servers or I have read that they have a "insider" working for apple that have access to the whitelist server. I have bought the service but I'm waiting for my unlock still. The site said it will take from 15 to 20 days for the unlock to be complete. Once the unlock is complete, they will email me instructions to sync it with iTunes. I will post my results I get my unlock hopefully! I bought mine on the 7th, so I should have mine unlocked by the 27th if all goes well! I hope I helped!
 

eastercat

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Mar 3, 2008
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Considering that there are no unlock options for people who are on 4.11 bb or went dumb and upgraded to 5.1, this is the only option. Also, it's cheaper than buying a factory unlocked phone. :rolleyes:
Looks quite expensive. $185 for an AT&T unlock. :eek: If it were a lot cheaper, it may be worth considering.
 

awadeee

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Jan 21, 2011
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Nice to have this option back. Hopefully they will also provide unlock support for people using non-ATT such as Telus, Bell, Rogers, etc.
 

dhlizard

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Mar 16, 2009
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Yep, their "source" got caught
AFAIK few, if any, phones got unlocked (I saw only one post where someone claims their unit was unlocked)
I ordered within the 1st hour (15 days ago) and I got refunded.
 

Xenomorph

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Aug 6, 2008
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Looks quite expensive. $185 for an AT&T unlock. :eek: If it were a lot cheaper, it may be worth considering.
Considering many people have been paying $450 additional for an unlocked iPhone, paying just $185 to get the same thing is a lot cheaper.

The service is shady as hell though. THAT is what kept most people taking advantage of it, not the price.
 

thefreeagent

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Nov 7, 2010
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Considering many people have been paying $450 additional for an unlocked iPhone, paying just $185 to get the same thing is a lot cheaper.

The service is shady as hell though. THAT is what kept most people taking advantage of it, not the price.
Agreed on the cost factor, it's much cheaper than buying an unlocked iPhone.

If it works.

And, yes, while the service is shady in the sense that it's a "grey market" (i.e., shady!) way to get an unlock, the retailer offering it is considered to be pretty legit by musclenerd and a few others.

At any rate, it seems like everyone is being refunded and that's a strong point in the retailer's favor.
 

navigates

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Jul 13, 2008
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If the phone is replaced by Apple. I presume they will replace it with a locked AT&T version. In that event will the retailer provide another unlock? I believe No.
 

skyfreedom

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Sep 16, 2008
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Yep, their "source" got caught
AFAIK few, if any, phones got unlocked (I saw only one post where someone claims their unit was unlocked)
I ordered within the 1st hour (15 days ago) and I got refunded.
Also curious when did you get your refund?
 

awadeee

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Jan 21, 2011
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If the phone is replaced by Apple. I presume they will replace it with a locked AT&T version. In that event will the retailer provide another unlock? I believe No.
That's an interesting scenario. The IMEI should register as a factory unlocked phone, but the serial number would probably register as an ATT phone and that's most likely what they would go by.
 

daphnek

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Mar 7, 2012
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Germany
If the phone is replaced by Apple. I presume they will replace it with a locked AT&T version. In that event will the retailer provide another unlock? I believe No.
I don't think it's certain that apple will replace it with a locked phone. I was at a genius bar a couple weeks back for a broken iphone 4 screen and they offered a replacement phone (with an additional cost of ~150euro). I asked if the new phone will still be locked to the carrier, and the employee replied "I don't know, we'll have to wait and see". I didn't get the phone after all, so I can't say if it would have been locked. (Here is how I resolved the locked issue: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=14529236 - it's a longish post)

If the info on which carrier a phone is locked to, is associated with just the IMEI then the replacement phone will definitely be unlocked. If it's associated with the serial as well, then I am assuming that if you have unlocked your phone from any carrier other than AT&T - which is known that has a no-unlocking policy - the replacement phone will also not be locked.
 

dhlizard

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Mar 16, 2009
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Just out of curiosity, when did you get your refund?
Several hours after I received their "Sorry, we cannot unlock phones" email

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If the phone is replaced by Apple. I presume they will replace it with a locked AT&T version. In that event will the retailer provide another unlock? I believe No.
If an unlocking service is successful in getting your IMEI into the "whitelist" on Apple's servers, the phone will remain unlocked.
 

Arisian

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Sep 14, 2007
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I'd pay it tomorrow if I knew it would unlock 04.11 and that it would stay that way.

Anyone feel like being a guinea pig?
 

jigsb007

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Oct 11, 2010
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i bought cutthesim for my IMEI lastweek, and so far i havent received any email saying that " sorry we cant do it "..i am still hoping...
Also, i wrote an email on their email address y'day. and got reply back that i have to wait upto 20 days....
so i have cross my fingers ...waiting..
 

hackthatphone

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Jul 28, 2010
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And this is why i purchase factory unlocked iphones direct from apple. None of these games for me thanks.
 

Arisian

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And this is why i purchase factory unlocked iphones direct from apple. None of these games for me thanks.
Factory unlocked iphone where I live costs, $950 USD... I'll play the games a bit longer.

I just wish we were all as awesome as you are.