Is this carrier unlock on the level?
March 29, 2011 7:08 AM Subscribe
There's a phone accessory booth in my local mall that claims that they can unlock my iPhone. Are they on the level?
posted by ChrisR to technology (16 answers total)
I have an iPhone 3GS that is carrier-locked to Rogers (a Canadian carrier). I'm going to be moving to the United States soon, and so I'll need to either get it unlocked or replace it.
The phone is running iOS 4.2.1, with a baseband that is not amenable to unlock, and is still under warranty, so I've been trying to avoid the baseband + ultrasn0w upgrade trick.
The kiosk operator claimed that I had to give him my phone for 24 hours, and when I got it back it'd be unlocked. This seems a bit odd, so I declined at the time, but if it would work it'd save me loads of money during the move.
Alternate unlock methods would also be welcome. If you can suggest a way I can get Rogers to do it instead, that'd be optimal.