Our newest buddies over at Unlock T-Mobile G1 have brought us all some unlockin’ goodness after merely a week since the G1’s launch. Earlier, we reported that it would be just a few weeks before the G1 was unlocked. Well, if eight days means a few weeks, then we were correct.
For a fee of $22.99, you’ll now be able to be like the rest of the sneetches on the beaches and get a star on your unlocked G1’s back. You’ll be sent an unlock code by the company and will then be able to use any GSM carrier you wish worldwide. You’ll also need to do a little toying around to access data from your carrier.
It all seems pretty slick, but there will most likely eventually (and by eventually we mean pretty darn soon) be a free alternative. In review of this past week, the G1 has gotten a price drop at Wal-Mart to circa $150 and has been unlocked. So now you’ll be able to get your ballin’ unlock on for as much as the G1 originally cost! Except that if you’re making a 2-year commitment to get that $150 price, your need for unlocking just got flushed down the toilet.
Let’s hear what you think about paying for the unlock rather than doing what the iPhone crowd is doing (that is, NOT paying) in the comments. Or, for further discussion hit up our forums.