The competition in the UK seems to be getting hard around the jesus phone. Orange just released the iPhone 3GS for their network.
O2 seems to be feeling they needed to come up with something that mostly only the iPhone Dev Team or GeoHot could provide: an unlock.
The unlock is offered under the following conditions:
- customers paying monthly can unlock at any time for free but the minimum term of contract has to be fullfilled
- pay and go customers can unlock after 12 months for a fee of 15GBP
Unlocking will take up to 14 days. Unlocking customers will receive an SMS confirming the unlock. iTunes will then confirm that the iPhone has been unlocked successfully.