Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

AT&T Cracks Down On Commercial iPhone Unlocking Groups

Illustration for article titled ATT Cracks Down On Commercial iPhone Unlocking Groups

It was bound to happen: AT&T is going after the mercenary group trying to profit from the iPhone unlocking. Apparently they can hunt these guys down, but it's still undecided whether or not they're in the clear or in hot water. You can still do a 100% unlock with the TurboSIM method but, once again, there is only one true way to really blow up the Death Star: Support the iPhone Dev Team to get the FREE software unlock and keep advancing native software development for the iPhone.

Advertisement

Press Release
August 25th, 2007

iphoneunlocking.com, a subsidiary of UniquePhones (www.uniquephones.com). was poised and ready to release remote software unlocking services for the iphone today at 12 noon EST. The sale of unlocking codes is on hold after the company received a telephone call from a Menlo Park, California, law firm at approximately 2:54 a.m. this morning (GMT).

After saying they were phoning on behalf of AT&T, the law firm presented issues such as copyright infringement and illegal software dissemination. Uniquephones is taking legal advice to ascertain whether AT&T was sending a warning shot or directly threatening legal action. The logistics of different continents as well as it being a weekend factors into how the situation develops.

Until an assessment is made of the potential of legal action, Uniquephones is unable to release the unlocking software for sale. The company spokesperson also said that the company would also be evaluating what to eventually do with the software should they be legally denied the right to sell it. A substantial delay caused by any legal action would render the unlocking software a less valuable commodity as well as creating unforeseen security issues for the company

Advertisement

Oh, and keep your eyes open during tomorrow and the weekend because the shit is about to hit the fan. [iPhone Unlocking]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

iphoneunlocking.com doesn't have an unlock solution. They got caught, so they're blaming AT&T. Look at it from this perspective: what law firm would "call" instead of sending a registered cease & desist letter? AT&T has lawyers in the EU, so why wouldn't they have made the call for the company? [iphoneunlocking.com] has said on two separate occasions that they were releasing an unlock and have yet to do so. They have offered no proof (like [iphonesimfree.com] has) of their concept. They are a scam, plain & simple. Do not waste your money with these greed-driven businesses... Donate to the iPhone-Dev team instead, and know you are supporting an open source solution.