We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Those intrepid hackers over at fusion.osx86.hu/#iphone are some amazing dudes. They brought us their iPhoneInterface and took control of the iPhone console. Now, they’ve done it again! With the new iASign activation tool, anyone can pick up an iPhone and activate it with any Cingular/AT&T SIM card they might have lying around. The guys at HackTheiPhone, the same guys that brought us the step-by-step instructions for getting custom ringtones on the iPhone, have put together another tutorial on how to use iASign.
Keep in mind, the iPhone is still not unlocked for use on any other network outside AT&T’s. But, you can use your existing AT&T SIM or get a cheap, disposable Cingular SIM for some inexpensive, no-strings-attached iPhone action (or you can just activate your iPhone using the prepaid workaround) .
Erica Sadun at TUAW successfully activated and made a call on her iPhone using an old, disposable Cingular SIM. Apparently, data works through MediaNET, but at $0.01 per KB, Google’s homepage will cost you $0.11. We’ll stick with our unlimited $20 iPhone data plan, thanks just the same.
Hit the HackTheiPhone to get the full deets on how to activate your iPhone without any contracts.
Download the new iASign activation tool here.