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Over 1 Million Unlocked iPhones Now Carried by T-Mobile

Throughout the years, the jailbreak community has been getting stronger by the minute. According to Saurik, founder of Cydia, estimated that there are now about 10 to 15 million jailbroken iDevices in the world. On the other hand, the number of unlocked phones are also quite very impressive. In China, more or less there are about four million unlocked iPhones that is being carried by China Mobile. And how about in the US? According to a spokesperson of T-Mobile, there are around 1 million active iPhone users on their network.

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For T-Mobile, that is a pretty impressive number. Take note that T-Mobile's 3G and 4G Network is not compatible with the iPhone. Yes, they are able to use T-Mobile's Edge data network but not the 3G with faster speeds. So one has to wonder if hardcore network affiliation comes into play that people are willing to compromise, or maybe for some reasons, they just don't want to use AT&T. According to a report by 9to5Mac after speaking with a T-Mobile representative:

The majority were pre-iPhone 4 but that a significant amount of people had “taken the scissors” to their T-Mobile SIM cards.  T-Mobile doesn’t currently offer a Micro-SIM solution for Apple’s iPhone 4 so people who want to use the iPhone 4 must modify their SIMs into MicroSIMs.  Those using iPhone 4s also won’t receive T-Mobile’s 3G or 4G data speeds because of the radio differences between the networks.

As of now, Apple has no plans of allowing T-Mobile to carry the iPhone. But it sure didn't stop T-Mobile subscribers to adopt the device. Just this month, Apple has started selling official factory unlocked iPhones so they may have somehow added to the statistics.

Although there have been signs that points to the fact that the unlocking scene may have been slowing down, this report still indicates that the jailbreak community is as strong as ever and a true testament as to how it grew over the years.

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