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Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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iphone 3gs not detecting sim

my friend got an unlocked iphone 3gs from at&t...

he is using it in india, when he inserted a local sim, it doesnt get detected...
the box claims its an unlocked version...

the phone is already updated to ios6...

any idea what can be done to fix this???

any help would be much appreciated...
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:23 AM   #2
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if it's an AT&T 3gs it is not factory unlocked.

check and see if it's unlocked on this site with the IMEI number:
http://dev.mk/iphone-simlock-status-imei-checker/

What is the BB of the phone?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:58 AM   #3
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if it's an AT&T 3gs it is not factory unlocked.

check and see if it's unlocked on this site with the IMEI number:
http://dev.mk/iphone-simlock-status-imei-checker/

What is the BB of the phone?
its really weird coz the box says its an unlocked iphone...

dnt remember the baseband, but the phone has been updated to the latest ios 6...
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:29 AM   #4
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Did he buy this phone on the resale market ?
Sounds like he got scammed.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:41 AM   #5
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Try this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyTJq...T-NFM39f87ntxg

For me the last step didn't worked so I created a very small video showing how I fixed my sim problem. Check out the below for the last step of above video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geDf3pl2-p0
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 06:29 AM   #6
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if it's an AT&T 3gs it is not factory unlocked.

check and see if it's unlocked on this site with the IMEI number:
http://dev.mk/iphone-simlock-status-imei-checker/

What is the BB of the phone?
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Did he buy this phone on the resale market ?
Sounds like he got scammed.
in the website you have provided, there is a link which charges for a permanent unlock from at&t... wanna know if it is reliable???

no he did not buy it from the resale market... it was bought from an apple store..
it does seem like the poor fellow was scammed...
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 06:37 AM   #7
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no he did not buy it from the resale market... it was bought from an apple store..
it does seem like the poor fellow was scammed...
Apple doesn't scam people, your friend just didn't understand what he bought.
The good news he can IMEI unlock it for about $5 since it is an AT&T model.

Many threads here about IMEI unlocks.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:31 AM   #8
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Apple doesn't scam people, your friend just didn't understand what he bought.
The good news he can IMEI unlock it for about $5 since it is an AT&T model.

Many threads here about IMEI unlocks.
alright cool...thx a lot mate for your help...
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 07:53 AM   #9
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its really weird coz the box says its an unlocked iphone...

dnt remember the baseband, but the phone has been updated to the latest ios 6...
I have factory unlocked iPhone from 3G to 5 and I don't remember seeing the box saying unlocked iPhone.
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