If there is still in any doubt as to the validity of the iPhoneSIMFree unlocking process the video over on Gizmodo will put your mind to rest.
In reality, it is a pretty dull video as you really only get to see the progress bar, and I think Gizmodo could have run to a tripod! It certainly shows how easy the process is though, and as means of reinforcing that the unlock works easily and effectively it is brilliant.
The unlock process is particularly simple from what they say and show:
The retailer you buy the unlock from will load the unlock software directly onto your phone, which will check to see if your IMEI is “allowed” to be unlocked. If it is, the software will unlock the phone—a process which takes approximately 2 or 3 minutes, as you can see in the video. The level of complexity is pretty much as low as you can get.
I have a feeling that this could be huge over in Europe, especially in countries that don’t get an iPhone this year.