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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:26 PM   #551
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There you go.
Dont listen to IMEI sites, only 100% to verify is stick another sim in.
People go nuts believing those fake IMEI sites. Most are wront and some intentionally tell you its locked so you can use their unlock services.
THIS.
I know my iphone is unlocked. I tried 3 sites. All three said it was locked.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:36 PM   #552
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If you don't have a NON-CARRIER SIM to try the unlock, try this.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3509C3JXQLA43
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:41 PM   #553
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If you don't have a NON-CARRIER SIM to try the unlock, try this.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3509C3JXQLA43
Exactly.
That's what I did.
Bought a Tmobile/Simple mobile sim.
You cant get any more verification than that.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:43 PM   #554
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Exactly.
That's what I did.
Bought a Tmobile/Simple mobile sim.
You cant get any more verification than that.
It's only $0.39. People should buy like 10 to test their unlocks every month.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:45 PM   #555
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It's only $0.39. People should buy like 10 to test their unlocks every month.
Lol
1 sim would do but some people get a verizon iphone 5 and then they go check those IMEI sites and get nervous
Stick a sim inside to check before you start panicking.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:46 AM   #556
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Haven't even found unlocks for basebands 5.11.08? for almost a year now. I doubt they'll ever catch up with unlocking through gevey or redsn0w.
I have seen 2 IPSW files online. One for CDMA models and another for GSM. Do you think doing a FR and restoring on GSM ipsw would atleast release the GSM lock ?

*btw, I tried the popping the sim out and in while doing a complete restore on itunes; and for a moment it did read my tmobile sim and I was able to see my tmobile number up on itunes. (i automatically download the firmware and didnt manually load the ipsw)
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:18 AM   #557
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I have seen 2 IPSW files online. One for CDMA models and another for GSM. Do you think doing a FR and restoring on GSM ipsw would atleast release the GSM lock ?
I don't know. I'm not going to risk it with my unlocked Verizon iPhone 5. I'll wait for Saurik, MuscleNerd, and chpwn updates.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:17 AM   #558
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I don't know. I'm not going to risk it with my unlocked Verizon iPhone 5. I'll wait for Saurik, MuscleNerd, and chpwn updates.
trying it tonight.. will let you know
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:24 AM   #559
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trying it tonight.. will let you know
awesome. good luck.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 12:24 PM   #560
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I have seen 2 IPSW files online. One for CDMA models and another for GSM. Do you think doing a FR and restoring on GSM ipsw would atleast release the GSM lock ?

*btw, I tried the popping the sim out and in while doing a complete restore on itunes; and for a moment it did read my tmobile sim and I was able to see my tmobile number up on itunes. (i automatically download the firmware and didnt manually load the ipsw)
No, it will never make any difference.
The ipsw has nothing to do with the unlock.
That's done on Apples activation server.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 12:33 PM   #561
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/271097884249...84.m1423.l2649

I found this new seller doing unlocks for $2.45. My brother hadn't unlocked his iPhone5, so I figured what the hell and bought an unlock for him. For that price just wanted to see how fast this seller would get the unlock done.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 12:43 PM   #562
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/271097884249...84.m1423.l2649

I found this new seller doing unlocks for $2.45. My brother hadn't unlocked his iPhone5, so I figured what the hell and bought an unlock for him. For that price just wanted to see how fast this seller would get the unlock done.
That's the lowest I ever see $2.45
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 12:47 PM   #563
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/271097884249...84.m1423.l2649

I found this new seller doing unlocks for $2.45. My brother hadn't unlocked his iPhone5, so I figured what the hell and bought an unlock for him. For that price just wanted to see how fast this seller would get the unlock done.
I have to wonder, with some at $20...$30... if you get what you pay for with a $2 unlock...
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 01:06 PM   #564
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I paid $3.59 from unlock fusion and in 20 minutes I was good to go. Why would you pay more?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 01:07 PM   #565
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I paid $3.59 from unlock fusion and in 20 minutes I was good to go. Why would you pay more?
Same here. Very fast on a Sunday! Backup, restore, congrats mention in iTunes.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 01:25 PM   #566
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I have to wonder, with some at $20...$30... if you get what you pay for with a $2 unlock...
Besides the time frame I dont see what else the difference would be.
It will either be unlocked or not.
There's no better unlock than someone elses.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 04:35 PM   #567
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Besides the time frame I dont see what else the difference would be.
It will either be unlocked or not.
There's no better unlock than someone elses.
Perhaps. It just seems odd that the "Chronic" types are charging 25 or so and someone else will do it for $2. And both are still in business. Usually with such a disparity the higher end businesses adapt or go away...I'm speaking from NO experience here, but just wondering out loud how two hypothetical businesses could provide a different approach (they look quite different) to the same end and be so different in pricing.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:22 PM   #568
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A little slow here - what is the big advantage of unlocking your phone? You'll still have termination fees if you switch to another carrier so are people using more than one carrier?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:30 PM   #569
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A little slow here - what is the big advantage of unlocking your phone? You'll still have termination fees if you switch to another carrier so are people using more than one carrier?
The only other advantage I knew was that unlocked phones sell for more, but who would pay more now that unlocks are as easy to get as air.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 05:31 PM   #570
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A little slow here - what is the big advantage of unlocking your phone? You'll still have termination fees if you switch to another carrier so are people using more than one carrier?
Travelling. You can then use a pay as you go sim from the other country and save roaming fees.

Or if you decide to sell your phone. You have a wider audience to sell to.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 12:22 AM   #571
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Travelling. You can then use a pay as you go sim from the other country and save roaming fees.

Or if you decide to sell your phone. You have a wider audience to sell to.
no one can unlock the iphone 5 on cricket yet

erghh....
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 10:54 PM   #572
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no one can unlock the iphone 5 on cricket yet

erghh....
Ladies and gentlemen, I just activated cricket iphone 5 on MTN Nigeria.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:45 AM   #573
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That's a surprise in Apple's scene nowadays.

Go ahead with it, gevey still useful, but not much as yesterday.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 01:02 PM   #574
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Ladies and gentlemen, I just activated cricket iphone 5 on MTN Nigeria.
Ya it works on international sim cards

At the moment you cant get local (US) sim cards to work and no one can unlock it either..

I tried my Srilankan sim (dialog) and that works fine
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:12 PM   #575
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FYI, fusion worked great for me. Just got back from 10 days in Australia, I got a $50 voda nano sim at the airport that got me 1GB of data and $1000 worth of calls ( I used 900 MB and about $200 of the call credit). I was one of those that rolled the dice after reading this thread. It was like christmas morning when the iphone 5 booted up with the foreign sim. Facetime over cellular and tethering worked perfectly.
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