Monday, August 27th 2007

IPhone Unlocking Software Sales Put On Hold Until AT&T Investigates Uniquephones, a subsidiary of UniquePhones (, was poised and ready to release remote software unlocking services for the iphone today at 12 noon EST. The sale of unlocking codes is on hold after the company received a telephone call from a Menlo Park, California, law firm at approximately 2:54 a.m. this morning (GMT).

After saying they were phoning on behalf of AT&T, the law firm presented issues such as copyright infringement and illegal software dissemination. Uniquephones is taking legal advice to ascertain whether AT&T was sending a warning shot or directly threatening legal action. The logistics of different continents as well as it being a weekend factors into how the situation develops.

Until an assessment is made of the potential of legal action, Uniquephones is unable to release the unlocking software for sale. The company spokesperson also said that the company would also be evaluating what to eventually do with the software should they be legally denied the right to sell it. A substantial delay caused by any legal action would render the unlocking software a less valuable commodity as well as creating unforeseen security issues for the companySource:
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3 Comments on IPhone Unlocking Software Sales Put On Hold Until AT&T Investigates Uniquephones

Thats some BS...

The way I see it you pay for the phone its your property do with it as you please. Apples agreement was to build the phone only for ATT, that doesn't mean ATT owns your phone.

Therefore I can't really see this as against any law...

Issue being obviously thanks to this GREAT country of ours, the bullshit endless court system, ATT has more than enough money to put this company out of business by keeping them in court for years to come, and even if it doesn't put them out of business it will stop the release until something new is out again.
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Bird of Prey
actually, way to go at&t. cant get mad because apple chose to go with At&T for the iphone. It wont be but a year or two but it will be unlocked and by then, it will be better and cheaper...
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