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05-10-2011, 07:33 PM #81
If it was only 8 pounds, there's no way it's gonna be a genuine one. However feel free to prove me wrong (or right ) by posting pics of yours to thread 'Post pics of your GEVEY!' I started, located in this section. Anyway, many fakes work just fine, but some cause heating & battery drain. Hopefully yours will function well though!
05-11-2011, 01:16 AM #82
This sounds like a advertisement
05-11-2011, 08:56 AM #83
@ WTFX It's been a day and it's working fine. Can't comment on the battery based on a day's performance.
@ jrl_1644 It's not an advertisement. I've only asked to buy from a local ebay seller, whether in the US or UK(top-rated makes it safe). I'm based in the UK so that link is only for help.
Any questions, feel free to ask, but don't be paranoid please
05-11-2011, 05:49 PM #84
05-11-2011, 06:49 PM #85
I am not an ebay seller. I just joined this forum to find an unlocking solution and my posts are for those who are genuinely seeking help
05-12-2011, 03:44 AM #86
05-12-2011, 07:24 AM #87
It comes down to gevey vs rebel for those stuck with higher basebands. Choose carefully, gevey worked for me, not sure about rebel
05-12-2011, 10:47 PM #88
i bought the rebel sim, first off i got it from the UK it took a month, to get to las vegas, I got exited that i finally go to use my phone the way that i wanted to, NOOOOOOOOT i open the bag an the only thing in there was a lil plastic case with the simcard inside, no instructions no website to follow instructions, nothing just a card, well i research on line how to install it, follow every sigle step and nothing, so i went to see my friend and showed him the card he own bussines and showed me a gavey card we installed it and it worked perfect with tmobile, i have been trying to contact rebelsim.com and no luck so iam contacting paypal and see if they can do something for me, this is bull that piece of metal dont do crap for me
05-13-2011, 05:50 PM #89
I am sorry to hear that. Be careful with rebel, I haven't read a single positive post regarding rebel and they are charging a fortune.
05-14-2011, 10:54 AM #90
I have the Rebel Micro Sim Card it just arrived. Sadly it does not work with AT&T Stay away. If you want video or picts contact me. I am so iking disappointed as I was looking forward to finally use my phone : ( not only as an ipod but as an actual phone...
05-14-2011, 11:01 AM #91
I got one question why do you need a rebel card fir AT&T it should work with out it
05-14-2011, 06:40 PM #92
+1 I was thinking the same thing! My Gevey sim had a bit of a learning curve, but it works!
05-17-2011, 11:37 AM #93it works, but...
you might've seen recent videos defending Rebel micro SIM. for the sake of truth, let me confirm that it does work in some cases, but you're right, the company (or is it a one-man act?) acted really stupid about promoting this product, making false claims, omitting and misrepresenting important technical features.
after a month of waiting, i got my rebel micro SIMs yesterday. they look the same as in those "rebel is a scam" videos.
In one cellular network it is working as advertised: insert micro SIM, power on the phone and network comes up immediately. In another national network it requires dialing 112 and i was able to connect only 4 times in several dozen attempts in the past 24 hours, and i have no idea why it wouldn't connect. my guess is, it depends on the cell where it gets TMSI when dialing 112. so my advice is: if it doesn't work for you, try a different operator and move around between base stations. The connection is stable, cellular data works, both networks are 2G only.
now, i asked in rebel's blog, whether their product would work in roaming, and the reply was: "yes, it can". so my guess is that for some networks the roaming might work also. i am very frustrated by the lack of info.
the reason why i chose rebel over gevey was:
1. upgradeable firmware
3. no 112 dialling
i need to try 1 and 2 before i make final conclusions.
Does anybody know which SIM card programmers can be used to upgrade rebelís firmware? rebel's "pro programmer" is overpriced and i bet any $7-$10 SIM programmer would do the trick with a proper adapter/software. anybody has a clue about this?
there is no indication about what firmware version is installed on my rebel micro SIM cards now, v4 was posted on their website a few days ago, but there is no list of changes. and for the price you pay they could've included a cheap SIM programmer as part of the package. The bottom line: itís a raw product from an unprofessional company, but still an unlock option for the desperateÖ
05-17-2011, 06:19 PM #94
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05-18-2011, 02:05 AM #95
yes, i got it on Monday morning, and it works in both largest 2G cellular networks in my country. in both networks i get stable signal, and network comes back up after restart/airplane mode, or after losing the signal (under ground, for example).
regarding sanding the chip - i didn't have to do this with both Rebel Micro SIMs i got. the first 2-3 times it goes into the slot very tight, but after 5-7 insertions it fits just as well as the original tray. The back of the operator SIM and the top of the rebel micro chip just rubbed off slightly in the process, that's all.
yes, i understand your frustration when it just doesn't work as promised, but don't give up. read the manual on rebel's site carefully, it was updated several times already. there's an undocumented algorithm described here: Rebel Sim
and 3 posts below is a video from that user.
also, it seems like this rebel micro sim somehow "adapts" to your network, now i get instant signal after reboot or airplane mode, something which didn't work the first day with this carrier.
Last edited by 0fun; 05-18-2011 at 06:25 AM.
05-18-2011, 08:49 AM #96
How much did the rebel sim cost you?
05-19-2011, 02:26 AM #97
05-19-2011, 07:29 PM #98
So I got my rebel sim today, and after watching and trying various methods, My iphone DID auto detect the t-mobile service. However, I'm only on 2g...
Does anyone know how to ge the 3G working or just edge data?
05-19-2011, 07:31 PM #99
05-19-2011, 07:35 PM #100