iPhoneSIMfree, the company that lets you use any SIM card in your iPhone using software, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by an undisclosed company… Whodunit?[…] Thanks to verge for providing this nice story on Digg.
What other users say about this:
tidal: I knew this was going to happen… Why else did they keep reconfirming the unlocking by engadget, cnn, etc… They wanted a buyer!
axelbrush: Same site has this- yahoo launches facebook app called hotjobs http://www.techomical.com/my_weblog/2007/09/yahoo-launches-.html
iphoner: The software is available for pre-sale on ebay and the listing also has the email form the article. http://cgi.ebay.com/iPhoneSimFree-Unlock-Apple-iPhone-90-Day-MoneyBack_W0QQitemZ260157258552QQihZ016QQcategoryZ43312QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
code_of_life: this post is undisclosed
jamiemcconnell: My bet is Apple!
nukepuppy: They were probably bullshit all along
blackbrutha: this is bullsh*t. F*ck these guys and their software that doesnt exist.
pengas: Bullcrap… Lets wait till monday and see whats what.
zdiggler: don’t worry soon as one copy of the software deployed to paying customer you will just be able to BT it.
databoy: Get a life and live with commercial reality. Everyone wants something for nothing. If I came up with the idea I would sell it to the highest bidder and so would you.
If you want to unlock your iPhone read this article: http://apcmag.com/7122/how_to_hack_and_iphone_and_get_it_to_work_in_australia_using_your_mac
OR wait until a better phone comes onto the market. At the end of the day it is only a phone. If you need to have one in your pocket 24/7 then you are living a miserable life. Go out, get laid and get rid of the stagnant sap. you will then can think straight.
axelbrush: I bought 200 licenses and I received the same email! When will I get my damn unlock licenses? I am sick of these guys playing with our money.
HappyScrappy: It is notable that this email came about when iphonesimfree sent an invoice out to a group for payment (by wire transfer to San Marino) and that group transferred the money. This email then came back, saying the group should send the money again, to a different account, because “they’ve been acquired”.
It’s really starting to look like a scam.
mobilehavoc: If someone really did buy out iphonesimfree.com it could turn into a very bad business move…all it takes Apple is to block this software unlock in their next update and they just lost on their “investment”. I guess they’re hoping to make a ton of money as fast as they can while this works and for that reason I don’t get all the delays!!
Xploder06: I really don’t trust these guys, think about it, you’re sending them your IMEI number to use as a license to unlock your iPhone, what’s stopping them from reporting all of those IMEI numbers to the respective carriers and/or the police?
Hundreds maybe even thousands of unusable iPhones (even on AT&T)
iPhoneSimFree walk away with tons of money