I had a note in from Jody Sanders of iPhoneUnlockUK. They’ve been pretty successful unlocking previous versions of the iPhone and they’re rather excited to be able to offer a full unlock for the 3G version. it does involve a ‘piggyback sim’ and a bit of desktop software.
You can find out more at http://www.iphoneunlockuk.com/ or visit their London or Birmingham clinics!
I haven’t tried it myself but if you’re thinking of getting a PAYG 3G iPhone (recently released), this might be a useful consideration.
Here’s the mail from Jody:
Dear Ewan Macleod
Just a brief email to say that the iPhone 3G has been released in the UK on Pay-As-You-Go, available from Carphone Warehouse, o2 and the Apple Stores for just GBP 349 (8gb) and GBP 399 (16GB)
Our solution to fully unlock the iPhone 3G is also now available for just GBP 39.99 per iPhone, price INCLUDES our piggyback sim despatched via next day delivery and our award-winning, 1 click software. Buy now at http://www.iphoneunlockuk.com/buynow.php
We can also do this in-store for just GBP 59.99 at our new London store (http://www.iphoneunlockuk.com/clinic.php).
If you have already purchased our 3G software, you can purchase our piggyback sim separately by logging into your account for GBP 20.00
Jody Sanders iPhoneUnlockUK