Users concerned that Verizon Wireless' iPhone 4 wouldn't be usable with overseas carriers may have a "pleasant surprise" -- the WSJ reports that "Employees of the Guangdong branch of China Telecom teased users this week with a post on its microblog saying they were working on a way to crack Verizon Wireless" CDMA iPhone, suggesting users might be able to use the device on China Telecom's network."
"Guangdong Telecom's first iPhone 4 has been successfully jailbroken," one post said. The "Window's version of Greenpois0n didn't work," it said, referring to software used to hack Apple's operating systems. "A switch to the Mac version of Greenpois0n was a success."
It's unclear if the China Telecom employees are using a Verizon Wireless iPhone with a Chinese phone number, because while China Telecom devices use the same network technology as Verizon Wireless, devices used on its network typically require a SIM card while most Verizon Wireless devices do not. If they are using a China Telecom phone number, the "Apple Lab Team" has not revealed a way for regular users to follow suit.
An article on Sina's Web portal (in Chinese) said the current test is being done only by China Telecom's Guangdong branch, but "insiders" say they are waiting for the company to develop a unified plan of. In the meantime, the employees' microblog says to stay tuned for more "pleasant surprises."
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