This is the post that will matter to those still locked on a 1.1.2 iPhone. As I told you before, iPhoneTheSolution sent me a StealthSIM to review. And as I mentioned, after I post about the review I was going to give away the StealthSIM in a contest. That’s right baby, a free StealthSIM, worth $125US to Canadians looking for an unlock solution for their 1.1.2 iPhones! PLUS…I am also going to include a brand new Rogers SIM card into the mix! So that makes this contest worth about $150US in prizes! More details after the review!
The StealthSIM Chip
The StealthSIM is just one of the “dummy SIM” solutions out there that will unlock your OTB 1.1.2 iPhone. You have a lot of options out there, but reliability can be an issue with the proliferation of knock off TurboSIM’s and other SIM solutions. The StealthSIM has worked for many people out there. Now’s let’s put it to the test and see if it works as advertised. The chip itself is almost paper thin, and from the looks of it, cost about $1 to make! But, this is what you need to unlock your 1.1.2 iPhone!
Unlocking an OTB 1.1.2 iPhone
The test subject we have here is my friend’s jailbreaked 1.1.2 iPhone that he’s had for a while now (or should I say expensive iPod Touch, LOL!). Anyways…I checked out the video and the document on how to install the StealthSIM. It’s fairly simple. You will need a paperclip and a cutting utensil, preferably a cutting tool. Here’s the StealthSIM side by side with my Fido SIM:
Your SIM needs to have the corner cut out to accommodate for the tiny chip that protrudes out of the StealthSIM. Check out my picture-perfect cut here:
I’ve read stories on forums about how users had their StealthSIMs lost in their iPhones upon trying to take out their SIM tray. The reason that happened to them was because there was no tape holding down the SteathSIM to the tray. To avoid this, I cut a few tiny pieces of clear tape to secure the SealthSIM–but you have to make sure the tape is thin, as the try does not leave much room for the tape to go down.
So Does the StealthSIM Work?
I had an old Fido Pay As You Go SIM that I tried with this review. I modified the SIM, put the StealthSIM on, taped it down a bit, then had to jimmy it into the iPhone SIM tray. After a momentary pause, I got a message asking if I wanted to have the “StealthSIM” message displayed or not. I chose “yes” and this is what I saw. Eureka! 1.1.2 iPhone unlocked in Canada!!
So there you have it. The StealthSIM, courtesy of iPhoneTheSolution was mailed to me within two days via Xpresspost and it works as advertised. If you don’t want to wait any longer, it’s an easy and instant solution to unlock your 1.1.2 iPhone.
Remember, enter the limited time offer coupon code “IPHONECA” for $5US in savings on your StealthSIM order. That coupon makes it the cheapest StealthSIM price on the internet! Click here to buy one now!
StealthSIM & Rogers SIM Card Giveaway/Contest! Finally!
As promised, I am going to give this StealthSIM away to one of my lucky readers! I’m also going to throw in a brand new Rogers SIM card. This will make the perfect bundle for someone looking to buy an iPhone and unlock it. $150US in value, coming your way for free! Here’s how to enter:
One entry – post a comment in this thread (FYI, if this is your first time posting a comment, it will not appear right away, as the first comment is always sent in for moderation. Future comments will appear instantly) and subscribe to my RSS feed!
Two entries – blog about this contest, and write about your chances of winning. I am looking for something like this:
iPhone in Canada is holding a contest to give away a free StealthSIM and Rogers SIM card to unlock your 1.1.2 iPhone!
The contest is open to people in Canada and the rest of the world. The Rogers SIM is only available to winners located in Canada. If the StealthSIM winner is from outside Canada, the Rogers SIM will be given away in a separate contest. This contest will end in one week on midnight of January 22nd. Good luck!!! 🙂
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