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    Default Latest news from IPSF's Website...some clarifications and something interesting....

    Have a look at the answer to question 2., i.e. "the coolest of all...." part. Well, at least I know how to make calls now until the activation problem is resolved...

    September 28th, 2007:
    Q & A For iPhoneSimFree Users and 1.1.1 iPhone Update


    Seems there is a bit of confusion about our last post. Here are some of the most common questions, with some corresponding answers.

    Q. Why do you say it is unlocked if you can't activate a non AT&T sim?
    A. There is a difference between unlocking and activation. Unlocking is related to GSM standards and allowing a sim to be used on different carriers, and activation is something made up by apple to further restrict their users. After upgrading to 1.1.1 the radio of the phone is still unlocked, meaning it can still connect to other carriers, but apple requires the phone be activated to do so.

    Q. How do you know it is unlocked if you can't activate?
    A. There are several ways to know this. Firstly, the phone does not report "Incorrect SIM". Secondly the IMEI is correct. Thirdly if you bring up the field test, you can see the provider is not AT&T. And finally (and coolest of all), there are ways to actually call out and receive calls from the emergency call screen. If you can get the baseband to crash (we do it by calling some emergency numbers with no sim in place) and then insert the non AT&T sim, it can pick up a signal and calls (non-emergency) can be placed and received from the emergency call screen on the non AT&T carrier.

    Q. Why does all this matter, if I can't yet use a non AT&T sim?
    A. A few reasons. Firstly the phone can still be used by AT&T users after upgrade. Secondly, if apple has patched the methods used to perform the unlock, as long as an activation method is discovered, the phone will work perfectly on other carriers. With other unlocking solutions, if you were to upgrade the phone it would currently be a brick, and if apple has patched the methods to perform the unlock, it would also stay a brick forever..



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    Isn't it a pretty bad to be messing around with emergency numbers, or is not actually placing a call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavensblade View Post
    Isn't it a pretty bad to be messing around with emergency numbers, or is not actually placing a call?
    Read the thread please. It doesn't say to play with emergency numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowbird View Post
    Read the thread please. It doesn't say to play with emergency numbers.
    Hi, I did, did you?

    If you can get the baseband to crash (we do it by calling some emergency numbers with no sim in place) and then insert the non AT&T sim, it can pick up a signal and calls (non-emergency) can be placed and received from the emergency call screen on the non AT&T carrier.
    I was under the impression that dialing an emergency number from a cellphone, whether it had a sim in place or not, would in fact place a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavensblade View Post
    Hi, I did, did you?



    I was under the impression that dialing an emergency number from a cellphone, whether it had a sim in place or not, would in fact place a call.
    Been using the iPhone for a long time I see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowbird View Post
    Been using the iPhone for a long time I see.
    I can't say I've ever found myself test dialing 911 to see what happens with and without a sim card in the phone.

 

 

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