Disclaimer: Before you start reading this, please understand that I am in NO way associated with UnlockaniPhone.org. This is merely a review of the services I have received from them
I have been using a 16GB iPhone 4S locked to AT&T and using my Vodafone Mumbai SIM card using the Gevey chip. Post that, the infamous SAM unlock was leaked. I purchased a brand new SIM card from Vodafone Mumbai and quickly used the SAM unlock to unlock my iPhone with the new SIM.
Gevey was good, but had some issues in terms of power consumption. Other than that, there was really nothing else wrong with it. It was not intrusive and did the job. Got it for about $50 when the Gevey Ultra S was announced. All this while, since the SAM unlock was announced, my Gevey has been sitting idle in the corner of the desk drawer.
I’ve always preferred a stock unlocked phone. My Sony Ericsson K700i, Nokia E71, Google Nexus One were all stock unlocked. I always wanted to permanently unlock my phone since if in case anything goes wrong with the iPhone, I will have to arrange for an AT&T SIM card to activate the phone. Remember, iPhone 4S is not hactivate-able.
A ton of websites claiming they do IMEI unlocks ranging anywhere between $85 to $150, but they all had mixed reviews. A new service called UnlockAniPhone.org was the new boy in town and decided to take a shot. They do IMEI unlocks and sell authentic Gevey SIMs as well. UnlockAniPhone.org lets you unlock phones from various carriers in the world like AT&T USA, O2, Orange, 3 from the UK, quite a few carriers from Europe, Australia and South America.
My concerns were:
1. Will my phone really be unlocked?
2. Will the unlock stay?
3. Will I need an AT&T SIM for activation?
After 4 days, I got a confirmation that the iPhone 4S has been unlocked and I tried frantically for websites that let you check lock status of your phone and they all gave me a mixed set of results – most of them saying the device is locked and pay them to unlock it. Sneaky!
Plugged in my 5.0.1 iPhone 4S (BB 1.0.13) to iTunes and sync’d it. Did a Shift + restore to 5.1.1 and that’s it!
After the software got installed, I was surprised NOT to see the Activation screen and I was so relieved at seeing the iPhone finally being permanently unlocked. Tried out a different SIM and it did work.
A final wrap up:
Again, I am in no way associated with UnlockAniPhone.org and I am merely one of their customers. This is a legitimate and a genuine iPhone unlock service and you will not be scammed off your money.
So if you would like to unlock iPhone 3GS, or unlock your iPhone 4 (4.08.11 and above) or unlock you iPhone 4S (5.0.1 or 5.1.1), look no further.