Chevron WP7 announced on Friday that it closed its Windows Phone 7 unlocking service. Run by Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh, Long Zheng and the Windows Phone team at Microsoft, Chevron WP7 sold 10,000 unlocking tokens to Windows Phone owners in the two months it was active.
The Chevron WP7 project let owners unlock their device, so they could install homebrew apps and develop their own. The group found that many people never moved beyond the homebrew hobby stage to become a published developer. The group also faced an enormous amount of support emails.
To thank customers for participating in this program, paid Chevron WP7 users will receive a free one-year membership to the Windows Phone App Hub.The $99 fee will be credited to customers who sign up for developer access within 60 days after April 13, 2012. It also extends to people who signed up from January 1st, 2012 until now.
The Chevron WP7 website has all the information you need to get your request you free App Hub membership.