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Unlocking an iPhone forever is now possible after paying a three-digit fee

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Apr 2011, 06:58

If you have the right amount of money to spare, you can now unlock your iPhone remotely without the need for installing any custom software on it and risk voiding your warranty. A couple of companies out there are known for offering their unlocking…

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posted on 13 Apr 2011, 07:15

1. android_hitman (unregistered)

i think this is a huge scam

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 09:01

2. deago78 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

The high cost indicates a fairly high level of either difficulty of process or risk involved. Since I doubt a company which provides a single service that can be mimicked by the average computer savvy jailbreaker, I doubt that difficulty is the reason. That leaves risk. The price says to me that the companies are trying to make their money before apple shuts them down, which they most likely see as an inevitability. I agree with this assumption.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 10:55 5

3. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Lol, and with a stock Android phone you can pretty much do what you could with a jailbroken iPhone.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 13:50

4. justworkinhere (unregistered)

Everything except Netflix. As an android user that makes me sad, but that is neither here nor there.

Deago78, I wholeheartedly agree. Caveat Emptor, let the buyer beware.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 13:55

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Don't fret, netflix may soon be coming to some android phones. :)

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 15:25

6. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

This sounds legit.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 19:22

7. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Scam, Scam, Scam

Optus carrier unlocks for free in Australia when you have a valid reason - eg, I had mine unlocked as I was wanting to use the phone overseas in Canada using another carrier.

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