Many iPhone users are looking for a way to break free from their carrier. Gevey has a temporary solution for the iPhone 4S users running iOs 5.1.1, but it does not work flawlessly. Text messaging does not work with the Gevey Ultra S on iOS 5.1.1 and users of the iPhone 4 running the latest iOS versions had no way of unlocking their iPhone at all, since the Gevey only works for iPhone 4S models.
Recently several sites started selling a Permanent Factory Unlock for all iPhone models and versions, and they work great! There are many benefits of IMEI unlocking ( Permanent Factory unlocking).
Most important is that these are official factory unlocks, which means once the iPhone is unlocked, it will stay unlocked forever. You can Wipe, restore, upgrade or downgrade your iPhone, the unlock will stay, no matter what.
Another large benefit is that it will work with any iPhone model ( iphone 4S / iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPhone 3) all iOS version, and all baseband versions. The only requirement is that the network your iPhone is locked to is supported. Even in-contract iPhone’s can be unlocked permanently.
Peter Smit from www.imeiunlockiphone.com said “ AT&T unlocks are by far most popular, we offer them at $99 and the unlocks for AT&T are done almost instantly. Most are done in less then 12 hours, but always within 48 hours. Once the unlock is done, our customers receive an email telling them to connect their iPhone to iTunes to complete the unlock. iTunes will show a message saying: Congratulations, your iPhone is now unlocked”.
Turn around times and prices for permanent iPhone unlocks vary: AT&T unlocks are $99 and are done in less then 48 hours, while some Canadian and Switzerland unlocks can take up to 2 weeks to unlocks at prices well over $200.
The question is, are they worth the money? Unlocked iPhones are worth about $100 more on the market vs a locked iPhone. So If you are looking to unlock AT&T its well worth the money. If however you live in Sweden and need to unlock your Three network iPhone for a fee of $230 USD you have to ask yourself if that price is worth it. If you travel a lot and want to use cheaper local simcards you might be able to save money, even after paying that amount of money.
For more information about IMEI unlocking your iPhone you can visit imeiunlockiphone.com
I used these guys and it worked great. It was little pricey at $99, but my iPhone 4 was unlocked in 2 days and now works on any network. I was using the redsn0w unlock before, but I couldn’t get it to work with iOS 5.1.1.