Hackers giveth what AT&T illegally tries to take away. VolPower3G 1.1 has been released on Cydia. The application has been branded as 3G Unrestrictor on the Cydia Store. Now a premium application, the software costs $2 to purchase.
3G Unrestrictor forces all iPhones to recognize GPRS/EDGE and 3G data connections as Wi-Fi connections. This ensures that users can access services that Apple and carriers have mandated as Wi-Fi only.
This opens up VoIP, SlingPlayer, and even App Store downloads over 10 MB to be processed without Wi-Fi. In the United States, the FCC stated that protocol based restrictions on communication were illegal, effectively imposing a limited state of net neutrality on carriers. Despite this, AT&T banned SlingPlayer from working on their network, and Apple preemptively banned VoIP software from functioning on cellular data networks. AT&T has refused to respond to PhoneNews.com, or any other media organization, as to their position on the FCC’s Comcast/BitTorrent ruling that imposed this mandate.
As with most iPhone hacks, Cydia and the Cydia Store requires a jailbroken iPhone to install.