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  • Vodafone Attacks!
    Vodafone is legally attacking T-Mobile Germany, saying they must stop selling the iPhone if it is only associated with a 24 month contract when sold.

    According to T-Mobile, the "legal basis for the injunction is being examined," but as of yet they are not stopping their sales or changing their policies.

    Could be good for all of us!

    UPDATE: T-Mobile is now offering the iPhone for sale unlocked in their German stores at a price of 999 Euros, or ~1500 USD.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Vodafone Attacks! started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. franktate's Avatar
      franktate -
      T-Mobile to open up iPhone sales

      iPhone users are still tied to just one network in the US and UK
      T-Mobile is to start allowing German customers to buy Apple's iPhone without a contract to its network, as it moves to comply with a court injunction.
      Its announcement comes after rival Vodafone went to a German court to challenge T-Mobile's exclusive tie-up with the iPhone in Germany.

      T-Mobile will now sell people just the handset for 999 euros ($1,477; 719).

      This is a significant premium over the 399-euro price for those who also take out a two-year T-Mobile contract.

      Similar tie-ups

      Apple has similar exclusive iPhone arrangements with O2 in the UK and AT&T in the US.

      T-Mobile added that customers could also now have the SIM lock on their iPhone removed, including those who have already purchased a handset.

      This would allow them to switch to another phone network.

      T-Mobile said in its statement that it would abide by the conditions "until the legal situation is resolved".

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      How much?
    1. Nili1968's Avatar
      Nili1968 -
      So, I went into a T-Mobile Sho and got one for 999,-- Euro
      As this is brandnew, the lady in the shop made a mistake and gave me a number to call to get the unlock code. But they are not able to give it to me now. I have been told to go back to the shop and get it unlocked there.

      I understood that the unlock is seems to be connected to the IMEI but i guess it is a code which you have to dial into the phone .

      Tomorrow I will go to the shop again to make the unlock and i try to find out how it is done. I keep you updated

      Nili
    1. jam's Avatar
      jam -
      999 euros lol. thats a nice way to put people off. That really is an insane price to pay, even for an iphone
    1. cheldan's Avatar
      cheldan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dnc95 View Post
      Now all we have to do is get the Unlocked Firmware and Baseband software from an unlocked iPhone and upgrade our locked phones!...
      Hopefully that can work out... waiting patiently for more good news
    1. camiloco01's Avatar
      camiloco01 -
      I was using my iphone 1.0.2, after use virginizer pack i upgraded my iphone to 1.1.1 using anySIM new version and it was working like for a mount.

      Now i got text box invalid sim and menu--->setting--->wi-fi iphone said
      "No Wi-Fi" i did restore like factory setting (1.1.1) andi have same text "No Wi-Fi" and incorrect sim.

      So I dongrade my iphone to 1.0.2, I did jalibreak (no wi fi still & incorrect sim), added intaller,BSDsubsitem, Mobil terminal & virinizer pack, after finish to run virginizer pack, i have incorrect sim and no wi fi.

      What can I do for fix my iphone???
      Somebady helpme please................
    1. Nili1968's Avatar
      Nili1968 -
      So I got the information from the T Shop that Apple will open the Phone only by IMEI Nr. and via iTunes.

      We will see if it really works like this. Does anyone has see a possibility to jailbreak 1.1.2 and to look into the files without downgrading to 1.1.1?

      Nili
    1. alexblanchard2's Avatar
      alexblanchard2 -
      This could be very interesting. Do the Dev Team have a donate page specifically for buying one of thesephones?
    1. RC_OZ's Avatar
      RC_OZ -
      I don't get it. How is this good or bad for us in the US ?
    1. Dnc95's Avatar
      Dnc95 -
      its good because then it will be factory unlocked no more locks any gsm service
    1. alexblanchard2's Avatar
      alexblanchard2 -
      Would it not be funny if Apple were simply using IPSF? - after all; you send them your IMEI they register it and they register it.

      Don't know how they would do the back-end stuff on your phone, but to me this makes me think that the IPSF way could actually be the correct method of an unlock (ie: someone working at Apple leaked some very important information).
    1. Nili1968's Avatar
      Nili1968 -
      Honestly it seems that Apple uses a similar Method then ipsf.

      Telekom told me they get it unlocked with the IMEI only and via iTunes.
      Taking 24 hours about.

      NJ