Since the iPhone dev team haven’t been able to produce an unlock solution for the iPhone 4 Basebands 03.10.01, 02.10.04 and 04.10.01, other private companies are providing alternatives. One such alternative was the Gevey SIM Interposer, but these alternatives don’t come without a price and are not legal. However, a new SIM based unlock known as the Rebel SIM claims that it provides direct unlock without the need of dialing emergency numbers and repeating the procedure every time you reboot. Sounds good doesn’t it?
What is Rebel SIM? How does it work and how much does it cost?
What you see in the above picture, is the Rebel SIM, looks very similar to the Gevey SIM and functions almost as same as well. But, it is very different indeed, as I mentioned before, it doesn’t require you to call an emergency number, hang up and the toggle Airplane mode on off. This is somewhat like an untethered unlock, if we may say so, that doesn’t require you to repeat certain procedures every time you reboot or you lose network. There are two types of Rebel SIM, both of which are cheaper than the Gevey SIM and work better than the latter. The two types are:
Rebel Pro Micro Sim Card is supplied with its own custom iPhone 4 Sim tray so the IC stays inside the iPhone 4 and is our Flagship Product.
Rebel Lite Micro Sim Card does not require a special iPhone Sim tray and the IC is located on the outside of the iPhone 4 when installed and is designed for Budget users.
The Rebel SIM unlocks all the basebands that are currently unlockable and supports iOS verison 4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.3 & 4.3.1 without the need for you to jailbreak your device. That is pretty cool, but the question is how many of you would want to buy this SIM interposer and not wait for an unlock from the Dev-team.
The Rebel Pro Micro will cost you about $65 and the Rebel Lite will cost you about $45. The prices will differ according to shipping rates and availability, so don’t be surprised if the prices suddenly skyrocket. Both of these will start shipping soon enough and you can order yours at Rebel.
The choice is once again yours, as you can wish to wait for the iPhone dev team to come out with an unlock or spend money on getting an alternate/hardware unlock method. I would suggest you to wait a little longer and have faith in the Dev team.
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