Soon to come... german T-Mobile SimFree :-)
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom's (DTEGn.DE) T-Mobile will allow customers in Germany to buy Apple's (AAPL.O) iPhone without having to sign a T-Mobile contract after rival Vodafone (VOD.L) obtained a court injunction against it.
T-Mobile said on Wednesday it will offer the iPhone without a T-Mobile contract for 999 euros ($1,478) at its shops.
It will also allow those customers who bought an iPhone since November 19 to unlock the device free of charge so it can be used with other SIM cards. However, that will not enable customers to make use of all the functions that the music-playing and Web-browsing device offers.
T-Mobile has an exclusive deal with Apple to sell the iPhone in Germany, where Apple has no stores. Until now, customers had to sign up to a 24-month T-Mobile contract costing a minimum of 1,176 euros in order to buy the 399-euro phone.
A German court granted Vodafone a preliminary injunction this week preventing T-Mobile from locking the iPhone's SIM card to T-Mobile when making a sale.
So, from my point of view this means :
Having bought a T-Mobile Iphone, you just can walk into a T-Mobile Store and tell them to "free" your Iphone...
Well, under these circumstances it will only be a matter of days until the "FINAL unlocking solution" will be out. I don´t think that T-Mobile can do this secretly in a dark chamber :-)))
Ladies and Gentlemen... time to celebrate :-)
Thanks to german laws :-)