(PRWEB) October 03, 2012
iPhones and all types of cellular devices are typically sold locked to a particular network provider. The reason behind this is so that once the network sells the phone, that particular phone can only be used to make and receive calls on that network. Since network providers operate mainly on a contract basis, the provider wants to ensure that a particular customer is discouraged from switching to a competitor. This is achieved by locking the phone. If phones were sold unlocked, a customer could take advantage of a discounted promotional phone rate with one provider and simply switch to whatever provider offered the best deal on data and calling.
Since unlocking phones has become such a hot topic, many different methods of doing so have been created. These methods have become more advanced over the years and now each have different benefits. iPhone unlocking company, UnlockaniPhone has been unlocking iPhone's since early 2007 when the first iPhone models were released. UnlockaniPhone transitioned from providing software unlocks, followed by hardware unlocks, also known as Gevey Sims. This was a major advance in iPhone unlocking since installing any third party software onto the iPhone can void the phone’s warranty. After this method left many iPhone users unsure whether or not the software unlock was worth the drawbacks, the hardware method was introduced. Since no software was installed directly to the iPhone, the warranty provided by Apple remained valid.
Most recently, UnlockaniPhone has started selling the very popular factory unlocks, also known as IMEI unlocks. The main benefit of these types of iPhone unlocks is that they are permanent. This means that the iPhone can be updated without the worry of losing the factory unlock. Currently, UnlockaniPhone is offering IMEI unlocks only to iPhones locked to AT&T. In the future, UnlockaniPhone will offer this same service for iPhones locked to other networks. Owner of UnlockaniPhone, Peter Smit says, "We are excited for about the new factory unlocks for the iPhone 5.” UnlockaniPhone is one of the first companies to offer 100% tested, IMEI unlocks for the newest iPhone 5 and provide an easy, online method of purchasing.
Another benefit to unlocking the iPhone using the IMEI unlock method is the fact that it increases the value for resale. Since the unlock remains permanent, any future owner of the unlocked phone is able to update and use the phone on the network of their preference. Additionally, an unlocked phone can be used with inexpensive pay as you go cards and users can avoid roaming charges by using these cards on a local network.
UnlockaniPhone.org has been unlocking iPhones since 2007 and provides permanent unlock solutions for any iPhone model and version. Permanent unlocks for iPhone 5 models locked to AT&T are already available and can be purchased at http://www.unlockaniphone.org/IMEIunlock.html