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09-21-2012, 02:10 PM #1
GIVEAWAY - Unlocking the iPhone 5
A few million people got an iPhone 5 this morning.
We're betting some of you are looking to unlock it - whether for resale value down the road, or to use a foreign SIM in the iPhone already (good luck though - your carrier will need a compatible nano-SIM).
There's an abundance of sites offering unlocks. Some are legit, some are scams. We have used various ones in the past, and thought we'd share a couple we recommend now since iPhone 5 support has just been added (note - these services unlock other iPhones as well - 3G, 3G[S], 4, 4S).
Neither of these services require a jailbreak, and both are permanent unlocks (you can update your firmware normally, etc, and your device will still be unlocked).
iUnloc.kr is a newer service, but from guys who've been developing for iPhone for a while now. This service is wholly automated, with an emailed response when you're unlocked. Plus their site is pretty.
They offer a variety of service speeds and prices:
- 2-5 hour turnaround. on sale for $45.
- 1 hour turnaround - $55.
- 24 hour turnaround - $25.
iUnloc.kr will also be releasing a Cydia app here in the next few days, which you can grab through the ModMyi repo. We'll update here when that's available.
NegriElectronics has been around a long while, and has a reputation of quick customer service and quality products. They sell unlocked phones as a specialty, and their iPhone unlock is quick and effective. You also receive an email when your device is unlocked.
The iPhone unlock service from NegriElectronics runs $120, but is on sale for $54.50. It is "instant," which is labeled as a 2-3 hour turnaround.
You're in great hands with either of the above services - ModMyi.com recommends them (we should mention - we don't receive anything in exchange for these reviews, although we did test an unlock to verify it works with each service).
We're also giving away 10 unlocks - 5 from iUnloc.kr, and 5 from NegriElectronics.com. Use the widget below to gain entries into the raffle, and we'll pick a winner Monday morning!
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09-21-2012, 02:14 PM #2
For those in the UK on O2 you can unlock your phone for free anytime by giving this form to O2 -
No idea why they feel the need to lock your phone if they will unlock it at anytime...... *sigh*
09-21-2012, 02:24 PM #3
09-21-2012, 02:27 PM #4
crossing fingers and rubbing my rabbits foot
09-21-2012, 02:32 PM #5
09-21-2012, 02:38 PM #6
I never really trusted these unlocking methods. Maybe I should give it a try, though.
09-21-2012, 02:41 PM #7Free Unlock
09-21-2012, 02:42 PM #8
09-21-2012, 02:45 PM #9
Me me me
09-21-2012, 02:49 PM #10
Interesting. Count me in.
09-21-2012, 02:56 PM #11
um, did everyone miss the story about ATT unlocking phones free? I got my 4 unlocked by them just by filling out a form. I don't understand all these people charging a bunch to do it.
09-21-2012, 02:58 PM #12
I hope I win, just joined twitter for this lol
09-21-2012, 03:07 PM #13
You say iPhone 5 is supported, but I only see everything but iPhone 5 support on their site. Did I miss it somewhere?
09-21-2012, 03:08 PM #14
09-21-2012, 03:11 PM #15
I'd probably still get this even if it wasn't free. Looks like a great deal.
09-21-2012, 03:14 PM #16
would love to receive one of these
09-21-2012, 03:15 PM #17
Love to win one of the unlocks
Last edited by scroogelives; 09-21-2012 at 05:51 PM.
09-21-2012, 03:24 PM #18
09-21-2012, 03:28 PM #19
would be great to win this giveaway!
09-21-2012, 03:28 PM #20
Wow, getting Iphone 5 today and unlock it Monday, I wish to be one of Ten ,,like the free on sure