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Unlocking iPhone

 

When you purchas e iPhone through carriers, AT&T or Verizon, your iPhone is locked to work with the original carrier ONLY. This is common to all phones purchased from carriers.

When you trip to Europe or other countries and use your LOCKED iPhone there, you must pay extra International Roaming fees to your carrier, which is fairly expensive, more than $2/min in many cases.  If your iPhone can work on any other network than AT&T, you can save such International Roaming fees by using a SIM card issued by local carrier.  Only you have to do is unlocking iPhone, which enables your iPhone to work on other carriers.  Unlocked iPhone can even work on other carriers such as T-Mobile or cellular providers that generally offer favorable rate plans than AT&T.

There are two ways to unlock the iPhone, 1) jail-break the iPhone (enabling installation of software available from other software vendors than Apple Store) and install unlock software, 2) attach iPhone 4 Unlock Card to SIM card to dodge the iPhone.

We recommended to unlock an iPhone using the U nlock C ard、rather than jail-breaking and installing unlock software because of the following three issues.

  • Jail-breaking and installing unauthorized software void all warranties from your cellular carrier and Apple.
  1. Jail-breaking and installing unauthorized software significantly increases the risk of security.
  2. Installing unauthorized software may interrupt normal operation of other software and/or update of OS/Baseband.

The warranty can be still covered even if you use the iPhone 4 Unlock Card because the phone is not modified and damaged.

The iPhone 4 Unlock Card is made of very thin film (0.1mm thickness) on which a small IC is mounted. The iPhone 4 Unlock Card and SIM card are stacked up together in a SIM tray, and then inserted into the iPhone . This is all you need to do.

How Does iPhone 4 Unlock Card Work?

The SIM (Subscriber Identification Module or Memory) holds its own id number on it as well as other information such as phone number, etc. Once a cellular phone turns on, the cell phone reads the information in the SIM card and transmits the information to carrier to identify the cellular phone, and then the carrier can know the phone’s acceptability and the location.

Usually, cellular phones have been programmed to accept a SIM card issued by its original carrier only.  Therefore, if any SIM card issued by other currier than your original is inserted into the phone, the phone startup process will stop because the cell phone detects the invalid SIM card.
The iPhone U nlock C ard applied in your iPhone provides fake information to the phone and dodges the iPhone as if the SIM Card inserted presents the sole carrier IMSI number.

Unlocking with the iPhone 4 Unlock Card does not harm any hardware and software of iPhone. The iPhone returns to its original state after taking out the iPhone 4 Unlock Card.

How to Purchase Unlock SIM Card

For iPhone 4 :

Step 1:

Verify that the firmware and baseband versions of your iPhone 4 are listed in the following table.

Firmware (OS)

4.0,  4.1,  4.2.1,  4.3,  4.3.1,  4.3.,2  4.3.3

Baseband(modem)

1.59,  2.10,  3.10.1,  4.10,  4.10.1

This Unlock Card works on only the above listed version of firmware and baseband.

Step 2:

iPhone 4 is using a micro SIM card.  If you use “standard “ type of SIM card that is larger than the micro SIM card with an unlocked phone, your SIM card must be trimmed (cropped) to fit into the SIM card tray of your iPhone 4. 

Select one of the following options.

(1) Onsite service: We will cut your SIM card to fit into the iPhone 4 and adjust the phone in order to use Unlock SiM Card at your desired site.

We offer free on-site unlocking service.  This f ree service is available within an about 20 mile radius from our office in Bellevue on Monday through Saturday (11:00am to 5 :00pm).  We will cut your SIM card to fit into the iPhone 4 and adjust the phone at your site. We can also unlock your phone even outside the on-site service hours and area at extra fees.  Please contact us.

(2) Shipping service: If you choose shipment of the iPhone 4 Unlock Card package, you need to cut your SIM card at your end using scissors and a cutting template included in our package.

For outside of fee On-site Service area, the iPhone 4 Unlock Card package will be shipped. If you want us to cut your SIM card, please send us the SIM card when you place an order. We will send it back to you with the iPhone 4 Unlock Card package.

Step 3:

Please fill out the following request form.

 All fields are required. If you want to take on-site service, enter N/A in the field of “Shipping Address”. If the form is not complete, we can not process the request.

Firmware (OS) Version #:

Baseband (modem) Version#:

First Name:
Last Name:
Phone Number:
E-mail Address:  
Date & Time for the On-site Service: Date: Time:

Place and Address for the On-site Service


(Ex ample: Starbucks or office/home: address)

Shipping Address


Comments:

 Trimming the standard SIM card does not damage the SIM card.  SIM Card Adapter included in our package enables the trimmed SIM card to be used in handsets that use the standard type SIM card.

Step 4

Purchase the iPhone 4 Unlock Card Package now.

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This package includes an iPhone 4 Unlock Card , a SIM card tray, a SIM card adapter, and on-site work or shipping fee.

Step 5:

We email you the order confirmation and ship the packages after receiving your payment.

For iPhone 3GS

Step1:

Please fill out the following request form.

Firmware (OS) Version #:

Baseband (modem) Version#:

First Name:
Last Name:
Phone Number:
E-mail Address:  

Shipping Address


Comments:

All fields are required. If the form is not complete, we can not process the request.

 For iPhone 3GS, you do NOT have to trim your SIM card because they use the standard type SIM card.

Step 2:

We e-mail you the order confirmation.

Step 3:

Purchase the iPhone 3 Unlock Card now.

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This price includes SIM iPhone Unlock Card and S&H.

Step 4:

We ship the product after receiving your payment.