Unlock-the-iphone.com Complaint - They Oughta Lock These Guys Up....
So, I finally break down and get myself the iPhone 3GS. Right out of the box I didn't see what all the hubbub was all about with this phone. Sure you had many bells and whistles but Apple users know just how protective Apple can be when it comes to their proprietary software and with AT&T as a partner I don't have to tell you that many legitimately great App Developers are ignored or outright shutdown due to perhaps some of these (FREE) Apps competing with some paid for services that should also be either free or even Available to folks who plunk down $300.00 and a two year commitment (price baring accessaries for the phone). Picture messaging and getting the phone to become accessible through your computer are two things that come to mind.
If ya want these great features you'll need to Jailbreak yer iPhone. Unlike unlocking this is not illegal and does NOT void the warranty on your iPhone. What it does do though is open up a whole new variety of software. Themes, Utilities, Games, etc., that are otherwise not available at the "App Store" for the typical iPhone user.
Rather than go through what I thought would be a huge hassle visiting Hacker sites and blogs I decided to go to http://www.unlock-the-iphone.com
These criminals claimed to have 24/7 "Premium" customer support and you should have your iPhone Jailbroken (and unlocked if you so desire) within minutes of downloading their software and automatic installer.
What I got was the same do it yourself Hacker software that you can find on those Hacker sites and blogs I mentioned earlier. Only on those hacker sites they'll give you a step by step tutorial (with pictures) AND their downloads for this same software are FREE!
Not only did the software I downloaded from Unlock-The-iPhone set me back $38.10 it wasn't even the right type of Jailbreak software or iTunes firmware to get the party started.
That 24/7 "Premium" Customer Service is non existent as their link to email them comes back to me "undeliverable".
Beware these rip off "Automatic" iPhone Jailbreak/Unlock businesses and do what I ended up doing. Go visit http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/ and get the software from the guys who actually know their stuff about these matters.... For free. Great tutorials and if you run into any trouble these guys are blogging 24/7 and will answer any questions or concerns.
Oh and PS, It was easy AND.... Contrary to popular belief.... you CAN'T Brick yer phone running this program. Worse case scenario is you just reset in iTunes and voila... there's your old phone back, albeit very limited and boring.
Hope this review helps anyone of the Millions of iPhone users out there who are looking to perhaps Personalize their phone through the Jailbreak process.