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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #11
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I believe that this thread is, unfortunately, going to become a "PM me, I've got cash!" thread...
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #12
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Can someone explain to me how this is legal?
There are no laws in the United States or Canada, or Europe for that matter, concerning the unlocking of cell phones.

Furthermore, Rogers Wireless in Canada not only permits but encourages the use of foreign handsets, and at one time charged an exorbitant fee in return for the provision of unlocking codes themselves. While this unlocking was intended to allow Rogers handsets to roam on other carriers abroad, it also allowed foreign cell phones to work in Canada.

The nature of GSM phones is that most of these phones sold worldwide are unlocked to begin with. Here in Canada, with phones either locked to Rogers or unlocked from elsewhere, you can change your cell as often as you change your clothes, if that's what you want and you have the funds.
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #13
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HowEver is correct; for that would be a Monopoly and therefore illegal to do so...then again so it stealing and killing but that doesn't stop anyone...
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 11:19 AM   #14
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HowEver is correct; for that would be a Monopoly and therefore illegal to do so...then again so it stealing and killing but that doesn't stop anyone...
I hope you aren't suggesting anything about Bell and Telus...
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 11:43 AM   #15
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Bell I knew about, but I didn't know Telus had their own going. I suppose that is what they had in the West?
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #16
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Just as a heads up this doesnt actually "Unlock" the iPhone, it just reprograms the SIM card so the iPhone thinks its still using an AT&T SIM.

On the downside, this won't work here in Canada. To reprogram the SIM it needs to be a V1 card, from my knowledge Rogers only uses V2 and newer cards. The K1 trick was fixed with those cards so no go.. not sure about Fido SIMs though. Basically the SIM would have to be pre-2002..

I got excited aswell, untill i dug a little deeper. Ill keep looking though, i have a few thoughts...
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #17
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Well, unless you can track down a V1 blank online somewhere..
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #18
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I wonder if we (ehMac'ers) should all pitch in and have "the Mayor" buy an iPhone and the card writer and try it all out for us. Then we can no for sure instead of him and haw over it. Then when we get it to work we know for sure what works and we can then raffle it off to those who pitched in!
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Old Aug 7th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #19
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I have an old rogers SIM (still says Rogers ATT on it so it should go back a while) . How can I know if it is a V1? In any case this hack looks a bit more difficult than the level at which I'm comfortable with.

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Old Aug 8th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #20
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Well, unless you can track down a V1 blank online somewhere..
How is a blank going to help you? You won't be able to use the SIM card on the Rogers Network as the SIM number isnt registered. Plus you wont be able to clone the Rogers SIM card onto the blank one since you still cant get the K1 from the Rogers SIM.

However, some old Fido SIMs should be capable of using this method. They had some V1 SIMs, however Rogers are all V2+ sorry folks.
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