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    Thumbs up Notice for Australians

    Hi guys,

    I can't guarantee this information personally, as my sim card writer is still in transit from Hong Kong, but I just got off the phone with firstly Telstra HQ, and secondly a local Telstra Shop.

    Telstra HQ can't give me any information about the version of the sims, whether they be V1, V2, etc, but the local Telstra shop did a bit of research for me, and said that my 3G sim card is V1. The guy at the shop said that only the Next G sims, which are 3.5G are newer than V1.

    I'll just say now that I haven't had the chance to confirm this yet, as my card writer hasn't arrived, but I thought I'd pass this info on to everyone as I heard it.

    So, in summary, according to the Telstra shop, all sims which are earlier than Next G (3.5G), are supposedly V1. My 3G sim is from last year, and it is not Next G. It is apparently in the V1 pile also.

    So all those people with old Telstra sims looking for an excuse to give it a try, go forth - but don't blame me if the Telstra shop was wrong - I'm just delivering the infomation

    -Adam



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    Hey Adam,

    Thanks for the info. My optus sim is about 2 years old so I'm hoping it's ok. where abouts are you? Should I get my own card reader/writer or are we all going to work together?

    Cheers, Richard

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    Hi Richard,

    Not sure about your sim, can't say for sure with Optus. Though I did hear that they may be V1 a while back, and that only one of either Optus and Telstra was changing to a new card style. Seeing as though Telstra confirm a new card version, I would say there is a chance that Optus use V1.

    Card writers are pretty cheap, you can buy one for about $20 or $30 from eBay, thanks to the magic that is Chinese imports via Hong Kong.

    Just do a scan on eBay and you'll find what you're looking for

    Keep me posted ok mate, I'll let you know if I have any success too ok, and we can share any feedback via the forum here.

    -Adam

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    But surely with a Telstra 3G SIM you aren't going to be able to use any of the data features on the iPhone (Email... web etc) as they are all EDGE which is the opposite of 3G.

    I know my iPhone works (roaming with its AT&T SIM) here on Vodaphone so they obviously offer EDGE - does anyone know which other Australian networks offer EDGE over GSM?

    Julian

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    Julian,

    Vodafone don't offer EDGE, only GPRS. The only Australian GSM network which offers EDGE is Telstra. The iPhone is GPRS capable.

    EDGE has to do with data transfer services, such as browsing the web and receiving emails. Phone calls operate differently.

    -Adam


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    The info is probably correct, as Ozbimmer, the guy who first (publicly) tried the SIM splicing method and spread the news to YouTube and Engadget, is Australian and mentioned Telstra.

    But, wombat, did you actually tell them what you were intending to do? That may not be such a good idea, you know, telling a carrier's HQ that you were about to perform what Sam says is an illegal act on their network...

    What did they think of your plans?

    Wasn't Telstra ... quick Google search ... the one that said: "Apple, stick to your knitting"
    http://www.smh.com.au/news/biztech/t...405363291.html

    The jerks might not like having your iPhone on their network!

    But I really hope you don't end up in jail over it. What are the penalties of being caught SIM cloning in Australia?

    True unlocking isn't that far away according to the iPhone Dev Wiki.

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    Adam,

    Thanks for the reply. I have a Infinity USB programmer that I used to do Austar and foxtel smartcards with years ago-- but I don't think I will be able to read write the sim because the sim won't slide into the enclosure.

    Can you let me know how you go when you get it? Maybe we'll keep this thread open so we Ausralians can exchange notes/ideas.

    Thanks again,

    Richard

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    dotmike,

    Nah, course I didn't I had my own clever story... the advantages of which mean I can get a V1 from Telstra if I require it. Long story, I basically just said something which means that I can get a new sim card without telling them the real reason behind it. Not entirely honest, but it'll do.

    Telstra have well and truly lost their chance at being the iPhone suppliers. Rumour is that it will be mobile company '3' - you know, those guys that always advertise on the cricket. Who knows, time will tell. I dare say Telstra were the favourites, but some arrogant old bugger has ruined their chances now. The problem with Telstra is they think they're bigger and badder than they really are. They are nothing compared with a company like Apple - they're small fish in a bigpond (yep, bigpond pun).

    So, as far as Telstra's opinion of the plans I have specified to them, they think it's a great idea. They couldn't be happier.


    Richard,

    I hear the Infinity is the best. I think there is an adapter you can get - failing that, butcher an old Austar gold card and tape your sim card in place. Yep, sounds crude, but remember, all sim cards come like that before you or the network pull them out of their little enclosure to make them into mini sims.

    I'll definitely keep you up to date about it mate. My card reader/writer is just a cheapie which looks like a usb dongle. It's hell cheap, but the technology behind V1 is so old now, that a dedicated V1 function reader/writer is dirt cheap and damn small.

    I actually have laying around in a box somewhere in my house an old serial sim programmer. It's huge, but it's 3 or 4 years old, so no surprises there. I'll dig that out too and give it a go. All that I have to do is find a serial port....


    Cheers guys.
    -Adam

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    Hey Richard,

    If you'd like, once my card reader arrives, I can send out the sim card holder so that you can use mini sims in your large reader. My reader won't need it cause it's mini sim only, and I get a free sim with it still in holder. I can just cut it out surgically with a stanley blade and post it over to you if you like.

    I expect it to arrive tomorrow, and no later than Friday. If you want it, just PM me your post address and I'll send it on.

    This is what it will look like:


    Cheers.
    -Adam

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    Is there an aussie place to get the Silversims?


 

 
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