Even though we are still waiting on an iPhone 4S software unlock from the Dev Team, there are a couple of hardware unlock solutions available. Just last week we told you about the TPSIM SIM interposer, and now another one has surfaced.

The R-SIM is a turbo SIM card for your iPhone 4S that will unlock your handset, allowing you to use it on any compatible GSM network in the world…

It looks like your typical SIM interposer. There’s no need to jailbreak your handset or modify your regular SIM card. Just slide your SIM into the R-SIM tray and insert it into your iPhone 4S. Then select your country and carrier, and enter 112 mode — pretty standard stuff.

The device, however, does have its caveats. For instance, it doesn’t work with 3G networks. So you’ll be limited to slower GPRS browsing speeds while you’re away from Wi-Fi. It’s also worth noting that the R-SIM still says “be the first to review this product” next to it, which is usually a red flag. We always recommend waiting until a credible source has confirmed that a product works as advertised before purchasing it.

But if that’s not enough to deter you, the R-SIM is available from EachSupplier for $57.99. The shipping is free, and the site says it can get it to you within 2 weeks. Be sure to let us know how it works for you!

Thanks James

  • Also worth nothing that the use of 112 (an emergency number like 911) to perform an unlock is illegal. It’s only performed once at every boot, but still.

  • TPSIM came up only a week back. It was unheard of last month.

  • only if we could get an update on the progress of the sw unlock that the dev-team is working on. the silence is killing us. A lot of people waiting for the unlock will get desperate and try these out.

    I know ETA’s are not good.. but just providing an update on the challenges/progress would be good…

    • Anonymous

      Well don’t hold your breath. I don’t remember any sw unlocks for the iPhone 4 on the regular baseband. I don’t rely on an unlock and am more than happy with AT&T but if I did I definitley wouldn’t count on dev team providing a solution for the 4S

  • Iphone without 3g network :)))) ahaha

  • I think Dev Team will not software unlock coz it free.if they produce hardware unlock product can make a lot money,,,

    • They don’t even take donations.

  • Maybe who knows it is suitable for iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 Modem 04.11.08 ?

  • I m using it and it works good. My phone display 3G as well, who say its not working for that?

  • Christine_Perry_W058 email

    The options UI on iOS is clean, sensible, and gives you all the choices you need. Androids is missing half the choices youll absolutely need, their all around the place, and the scheme only helps it be price messy

  • Jeannette_Wilder H

    I labored for Verizon after and I was informed that they do not actually generate income down clients till concerning the 6th month of their phone contract. The reason why being exactly everything you said. The customer’s phone is subsidized in the monthly bill to allow them to sign up with a NEW phone at a “promotion” price. By the 6th month, the telephone is “paid off” and they generate income down the company fees.