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    Quote Originally Posted by Zf_ View Post
    Hey

    Yeah, they're perfectly legal with the correct applications on them

    AppleSaft, other SIM Toolkit applications, stuff that doesn't corrupt the network authentication process are perfectly legal.

    Lamesaft is in a gray area - technically it justs simulates a Test IMSI

    zeroG (and other similar SIM solutions) try to work around the network registration process which is definitely not authorized.
    Sorry for straying a bit off topic. So, a factory sealed and blank TurboSIM 'should' be completely legit. for sale on eBay.

    When eBay removed my listing first they said:-

    >>your Fixed Price listing(s) violates eBay's Electronics policy and has been removed. In accordance with our User Agreement, items prohibited by law or by eBay policy are not allowed on eBay. We notified members who placed bids on the item that the listing has been canceled.

    Certain electronics equipment, including equipment deemed unlawful by government agencies such as the Australian Communications Authority (ACA), is not permitted on eBay.

    Sellers are not permitted to sell telecommunication numbers on eBay. This includes any of the following, regardless of what medium the number is being offered in, that is pre-paid, starter packs, contract transference or portability:

    - Mobile or cell phone numbers
    - Geographic or landline numbers
    - Premium numbers
    - Freephone numbers
    - Local rate numbers
    - 'Smartnumbers'<<

    Then, when I protested and pointed out that none of the reasons they gave applied to the TurboSIM, they replied with this:-

    >>Your listing was removed because eBay Australia does not permit the
    sale of unlocking devices for mobile phones on the site. Prohibited
    items include, but is not limited to:

    -Unlocking devices for mobile phones
    -Unlocking software for mobile phones
    -Unlocking codes for mobile phones
    -Unlocking services for mobile phones

    For more information on eBay's policies regarding Electronics Equipment,
    please view:

    http://pages.ebay.com.au/help/policies/electronics.html <<

    Strange huh?

    Well, I am being careful - and on our website I do not provide either lamesaft or Zero-G. I have obtained these apps from pz and will test them out with a 3G iPhone and Australian OPTUS, VodaFone, and TELSTRA.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by A3Australia; 08-03-2008 at 04:25 PM. Reason: Corrected spelling "pz" not "zp"


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmartincouk View Post
    If that is a risk you are willing to take. Your could ultimately be banned from the network completely or worse, get your IMEI barred by the network (yes, they can do that - and DO do it here in the UK). (in the UK, once you are IMEI barred from one network - you are IMEI barred from them all - now, this maybe excessive but think about what we (albeit indirectly, as the proxy is doing it) are doing.

    Worse still - what if you get a knock on the door from her majestys finest (or the police where you are). What are you going to say? I was using this proxy sim to trick the phone to think it was on another network so I could use it? That would not stand up no matter which way you spin in. It is fraudulent use of a network and I SERIOUSLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE TO NOT - NOT - NOT USE IT ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS (or even try to).
    I realise that changing a phone's IMEI is illegal as it's commonly done to stolen phones.

    Why would tampering with the IMSI your SIM is sending be illegal in the same way though? Just curious.

    The end these means are trying to achieve (to unlock a phone bought from another country) is not illegal in the UK as far as I know.

    I could believe that the IMEI would get barred if IMSI tampering is detected, but I seriously doubt that the providers would be bothered enough to call the cops even if it does get noticed.

    Playing devil's advocate here, the IMEI of my US-sourced iPhone 3G getting barred would not be the end of the world as you could easily sell it on eBay to another country where it won't be barred, or it'll be possible to modify it once an unlock is possible. Not that I would condone these practices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubert_3G View Post
    Why would tampering with the IMSI your SIM is sending be illegal in the same way though? Just curious.
    I've been testing these proxy sims for the last few weeks. Most* of them work in the same way. The proxy sends 'spoofed'/fake/etc data to the phone in hope of tricking it to think it's on the correct providers SIM/network.

    After X amount of fake data, the proxy sim then reverts back to the host sim, and then starts sending that data to try and get onto the networks.

    The iPhone appears to do this randomly[1] and if you had a legit SIM this would not be a problem. However, as the timing between the proxy SIM and the iPhone could be completely different, it is ultimately possibly the network can see this and block such attempts[2]. This would be considered misuse, at least in the UK under the Telecommunications Act.

    The end these means are trying to achieve (to unlock a phone bought from another country) is not illegal in the UK as far as I know.
    But you are not unlocking it. You are trying to make the SIM appear to be something different to the phone which may overspill to network traffic. This would also be classed as tampering with network provided SIM card - which always remain the property of your network provider.

    Unlocking a phone isn't against the law in the UK.

    I could believe that the IMEI would get barred if IMSI tampering is detected, but I seriously doubt that the providers would be bothered enough to call the cops even if it does get noticed.
    That you don't know. If the networks feel it is damaging/abuse/tampering - why not get it investigated - after all it is their right - it's THEIR network.

    Playing devil's advocate here, the IMEI of my US-sourced iPhone 3G getting barred would not be the end of the world as you could easily sell it on eBay to another country where it won't be barred, or it'll be possible to modify it once an unlock is possible. Not that I would condone these practices.
    What about the poor bugger that buys said phone and then comes over to the UK for a holiday. Unlucky, phone wont work at all. That is rather dishonest and if you are that determined to get a phone working - spend 380, get a phone from Australia thats properly and officially unlocked. That's what I am doing now.

    [1] Intermittent service. It will work, then stop, then will work again etc.
    [2] I have used 4 sims testing these solutions. Now, they only work in legit phones without proxy sims. If I use them with a proxy, I get nothing. If I unbox a brand new PAYG sim on the same network - it works (which I am testing now - and expecting it to stop working completely - soon). This would indiciate the network IS watching and making a note of the ICCIDs or similar.
    Last edited by mattmartincouk; 08-03-2008 at 08:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmartincouk View Post
    ...spend 380, get a phone from Australia thats properly and officially unlocked. That's what I am doing now...
    Hi mattmartin are you able to confirm or invalidate the reports that, for example, the phone may "re-lock" after 6 months and then you have to go back to Telstra/etc. for a re-unlock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post
    Hi mattmartin are you able to confirm or invalidate the reports that, for example, the phone may "re-lock" after 6 months and then you have to go back to Telstra/etc. for a re-unlock?
    You are paying for an unlocked phone. So very much doubt it. Plus, the unlock is NOT done in store. It is done at home via iTunes.


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    Default TurboSim/Yessim

    Hi

    I have ordered a YESSIM/TURBOSIM from Honk Kong.

    Now, here are the outcomes....


    Orange
    - Full reception
    - Outgoing Calls - OK
    - Incoming Calls - NOT WORKING
    - Incoming Text - OK
    - Outgoing Text - OK

    Tmobile
    - No reception
    Only got reception for a little while then lost it. It did work initially made a call and received on as well.


    So, does this mean Tmobile has cracked down on the bogus info that the SIM transmits.


    Comments and suggestions please.


    BR

    Jazz

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmartincouk View Post
    You are paying for an unlocked phone. So very much doubt it. Plus, the unlock is NOT done in store. It is done at home via iTunes.
    Hi mate - where can the Aussie phones be bought for 380?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redface View Post
    Hi mate - where can the Aussie phones be bought for 380?
    Get a friend who lives there to get you one

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    I have just tested YESSIM on an iPhone 3G with my T-Mobile UK SIM.

    -Outgoing calls work, but loses signal after 5-10 mins
    -Incoming calls don't work
    -3G / EDGE data does not work

    iPhone software version is 2.0, not 2.0.1 yet.

    The YESSIM was shipped from HK on July 29 - Since they sent me an RJ45 card reader instead of a USB one I've not been able to update it.
    But it doesn't seem likely it's going to work 100%.

    The YESSIM site at unlock-iphone3g.com claims "Use internet: 3G, WiFi or EDGE" - this is sounding like a complete lie at the moment...
    Last edited by Hubert_3G; 08-05-2008 at 10:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubert_3G View Post
    I have just tested YESSIM on an iPhone 3G with my T-Mobile UK SIM.

    -Outgoing calls work, but loses signal after 5-10 mins
    -Incoming calls don't work
    -3G / EDGE data does not work

    iPhone software version is 2.0, not 2.0.1 yet.

    The YESSIM was shipped from HK on July 29 - Since they sent me an RJ45 card reader instead of a USB one I've not been able to update it.
    But it doesn't seem likely it's going to work 100%.

    The YESSIM site at unlock-iphone3g.com claims "Use internet: 3G, WiFi or EDGE" - this is sounding like a complete lie at the moment...
    I'd seriously suggest that you give up using these solutions. Check out deco's thread.


 

 

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