What is true as to unlocking iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shuya, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Shuya macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2007
    I've been surfing quite a lot lately to find anything on how to get the iPhone SIM-FREE! I came across several unlocking articles, though nowhere a follow up if it works.

    I really really want to have the iPhone, but I'm from the Netherlands so I need to now if it is possible at all!!

    If anyone could give me an heads up on this I would be happy!
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I don't think there is/will be any way to get it to work as a phone SIM free.

    Right now, you can get it to do everything except work as a phone (iPod, etc) without a SIM.

    As of just a couple of days ago, a method, mentioned above, that involved buying a special kind of SIM kit, was created, that would let it be used as a phone with any GSM carrier (and apparently also do data with any GPRS/EDGE carrier). With that hack, it does everything except visual voicemail. The reports appear credible. The cost of this hack is about 60-80 Euros and it is not for the technologically novice.

    There probably will never be a hack that will let it work without a SIM card, because the SIM card is so central to the GSM model. The objective is not to make it work without a SIM but to let you use an existing SIM from a GSM service provider.

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