…using a StealthSIM:
A friend purchased an iPhone as a Christmas present for someone but since it was the 1.1.2 version firmware (purchased from an Apple store in early December), it couldn’t be unlocked via (currently available) software methods.
So that someone got a really nice iPod under the tree. It was decided shortly after opening it that they wanted to get it unlocked to use as a phone so based on my recommendation, they ordered the StealthSIM which I mentioned previously. Order was placed after boxing day and it was delivered (or at least was attempted) on New Year’s Eve so that seems to be pretty good for speed.
The whole operation only for a few seconds and simply involved cutting a corner of the Roger’s SIM card to make it mesh with the StealthSIM. It then ‘just worked’ on the Rogers network with no further hassle.
The number of friends with these SIM based solutions keep rising. I’m even considering getting one since it appears to make it very easy to be able to upgrade your firmware without a lot of fussing with down/upgrading. A more details leak out (if you believe them that is) about the next firmware (version 1.1.3), the more I’m going to want to upgrade. Time will tell if my friends with the StealthSIM or TurboSIM solutions have any issues or whether Apple has found a way to block those devices in future firmware releases.