A lot of you out there are wondering about paid for unlocking services and jailbreak ones that offer these services for a price usually around 20 bucks. Now some of the services have in the past worked such as the recent Perm unlock solutions that where huge for one firmware and it did work but the price to unlock was a few hundred bucks but it perm unlocked any device on any baseband.. So of course every one jumped at the chance who needed unlock rather then waiting for the software unlocks provided FREE by the dev team (Ultrasn0w) that is downloaded from cydia. BUT what was funny is that this amazing new unlock that was not free worked for one firmware and apple was very quick to patch it up so all those people who paid all of that money ended up losing it because these unlock sites refused to refund of course so it ended up being a very expensive one firmware unlock. There are so many sites that you will find on google "Unlock your iphone 4/3GS with any baseband for 20 bucks" Now these sites are always scams! what they do is take FREE tools provided in the past to unlock iphones and slap their name on it and pretend they made it and charge people for this free method of unlocking, It is also not safe because most of the time they claim that the tool works with baseband that it does NOT so it often causes the user to have problems and they think its a problem with Unlocking in general and end up never trying it again and being ripped off on top of it. When it comes to hardware unlock people have turned to gevey sim that is not free but this is a grey area because these type of solutions can cause more problems then they are worth. Here at iphoneforums.net we will not tolerate any one pasting links for these sites or owners trying to advertise the sites as we do not want our users to fall for these scams, But a lot of you seem to be asking about it and seriously thinking of paying... my advise is think again!!! Now when it comes to jailbreaking you should NEVER pay to jailbreak EVER! Some times a Jailbreak can take time to be released for each firmware and some times very quickly but this is and will always be free with tools provided by the dev team, But again like the Unlocking sites promise jailbreak for firmware that cant be jailbroken at the time and take these free tools and gain from other peoples hard work, Don't support them! I always use iClarified - Apple News and Tutorials for free tutorials on how to jailbreak each firmware with windows and mac and all the files you need are available there for free of course. If you plan to jailbreak I wold advise not to use a tethered jailbreak (a tethered jailbreak means that every time you reboot your device you would have to re-jailbreak in order for it to boot up again and for this reason I would wait for an un tethered jailbreak as you never know when you will be forced to restart your device) and make sure you have read up well about jailbreaking before you attempt it and make sure you are using the right method and files. If you make a mistake you can easily restore and you never have a problem but its more of a hassle then anything else to make a mistake and have to start from the beginning again and restore. and of course it scares the user to thinking there might be a huge problem with the phone and you panic and go crazy looking for advise on google. To learn more about jailbreaking > http://www.iphoneforums.net/forum/hacking-tutorials-guides-68/what-jailbreaking-15928/ One of the Dev team sites with constant updates > Dev-Team Blog Or people to follow on twitter, @MuscleNerd , @greenpois0n , @iH8sn0w , @saurik , @comex , @p0sixninja And here is a current list of jailbreaking methods. http://www.iphoneforums.net/forum/iphone-jailbreaking-17/jailbreaking-methods-iphone-18519/ If you are still un sure then please ask, make sure you have all the correct information and do not end up paying for tools that are provided FREE..