This sounds interesting. I wish I knew more about sims and stuff
Took 'em long enough, there were numerous software cracks to unlock the phone within 48 hours after its release, so they may have been the "official" first, but a fair number of people have done it before them.The iPhoneSIMfree.com team called us up to prove their claim that they cracked Apple's iPhone SIM lock system, and prove it they did. (No, we don't have a copy of the unlock software, so don't even ask us, ok?) The six-man team has been working non-stop since launch day, and they're officially the first to break Apple's SIM locks on the iPhone...
PS on all this, btw, there are two companies that claim to have software to do the unlock. The one that was supposed to release it today, was stopped by "Silicone Valley" lawyers. Whatever that means.
The problem may be that they are trying to sell it. The government allows you to legally unlock your device for your own personal use. There's nothing specifically allowing you to unlock someone else's for monetary gain.
I've never paid to unlock my phones. In the past, there have always been wb sites that try to sell unlocks, but for everyone that tries to sell it to you, there three that will give it to you for free.
I imagine it's just a matter of weeks before that happens for the iphone. As it is this software is supposedly borriwng heavily from the previous work of open source programmers. So it's just a matter of time before those programmers figure out what these companies did to complete the task and then release it into the wild.