Websites Offering Remote iPhone Unlocking Solutions Discontinue Service

News | Saturday April 16 2011 10:49 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

Last week, we reported about websites like CutYourSim offering
the iPhone for a one-time fee of approximately $170.
Cult Of Mac has just reported that CutYourSim has discontinued the service and is offering refunds to customers whose iPhones could not be unlocked.
What happened? Even a representative of CutYourSim doesn’t know.
“Unfortunately, we were not able to complete the rest of the unlocks waiting in our queue due to our suppliers being unable to offer the service anymore,” CutYourSim told Cult of Mac. “Our suppliers have told us that there is a possibility that the service may return, but they do not know when, so we have decided to start processing refunds for any orders that we were not able to complete.”
Even CutYourSim doesn’t know why the supplier is not able to offer the service. Cult of Mac goes on to add:
In other words, CutYourSim’s iPhone unlocking service was as much of a black box to them as it was to customers. They would throw an iPhone into one end, wait for the light to go on, then pull it out, carrier unlocked. No one knew how it worked, but it did.
The problem with black boxes, though, is that when they break, no one knows how to fix them… or even what’s wrong with it in the first place.
It is widely speculated that the supplier was someone who had access to Apple ’s database of whitelisted iPhone ’s IMEI identifiers. It is quite likely that the person decided to stop offering this service due to the increase scrutiny due to the publicity CutYourSim received last week or Apple has taken action against this unauthorized use of their database.
So as we had advised earlier, stay away from such services that claim to

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