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Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:52 PM   #651
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Wonder if this has to do with the new law that was suppose to start Jan 1 about unlocking?
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 12:07 AM   #652
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Wonder if this has to do with the new law that was suppose to start Jan 1 about unlocking?
What is the new law are you talking about? I havent heard anything!
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 10:32 AM   #653
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What is the new law are you talking about? I havent heard anything!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:38 PM   #654
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It could be due to this http://bgr.com/2013/01/24/smartphone...medium=twitter why you will not be able to unlock from ebay anymore or 3rd party
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:46 PM   #655
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It could be due to this http://bgr.com/2013/01/24/smartphone...medium=twitter why you will not be able to unlock from ebay anymore or 3rd party
Wow, this was completely off my radar and I'm surprised macrumors hasn't picked this up yet. I got my unlock from unlock fusion today and am gonna run home to restore and hopefully get the happy message. Just under the wire I suppose.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:31 PM   #656
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Wow, this was completely off my radar and I'm surprised macrumors hasn't picked this up yet. I got my unlock from unlock fusion today and am gonna run home to restore and hopefully get the happy message. Just under the wire I suppose.
It has (now): http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/24/...llegal-in-u-s/.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 08:52 PM   #657
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I don't think it'll stop these services from running. I've contacted a few and they all say it won't affect them.

unlocking contract phones is what this law seems to be concerned with
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:00 PM   #658
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I don't think it'll stop these services from running. I've contacted a few and they all say it won't affect them.

unlocking contract phones is what this law seems to be concerned with
Yeap! Stupid law is stupid! It is like downloading musics from torrent is illegal yet it doesnt stop people from doing it!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:14 PM   #659
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Yeap! Stupid law is stupid! It is like downloading musics from torrent is illegal yet it doesnt stop people from doing it!

Haha good way to out yourself, but good example.

The sheer number of people doing it makes it impossible to regulate. Kind of like underage drinking.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:25 PM   #660
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This is an opportunity for the unlocking providers to make even more money by charging to re-lock iPhones that were previously unlocked (apparently) in contravention of the TOS, before the Phone Police come and take them away.

I believe I removed the tag off a mattress once, but I got away with it (unless the Mattress Police are reading this thread).

I think I'll scuttle my plan to move my remaining two lines (of three) to AT&T on iPhones as the primary motivator was the continued existence of cheap (and legal) unlocks. I'll either switch to Verizon iPhones, or the always-unlocked Nexus 4 and stay with T-Mobile.

Sheesh!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:34 PM   #661
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So is unlock_fusion no longer offering unlocks for at&t iPhones? His eBay page says he is on vacation until the 27th, and it's now the 28th.

(should clarify that mine were purchased in 2011)
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 10:13 PM   #662
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So is unlock_fusion no longer offering unlocks for at&t iPhones? His eBay page says he is on vacation until the 27th, and it's now the 28th.

(should clarify that mine were purchased in 2011)
Yes, no more ebay unlock sales.
Go to his website. Search for swift unlocks on google.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:55 PM   #663
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But this change just refers to new devices purchased after the 26th and unauthorized unlocks, right? I can still go through AT&T (http://www.att.com/deviceunlock) to unlock my previously purchased iPhone?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:15 PM   #664
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But this change just refers to new devices purchased after the 26th and unauthorized unlocks, right? I can still go through AT&T (http://www.att.com/deviceunlock) to unlock my previously purchased iPhone?
Off course.
As long as you meet their criteria for unlocking you can have it carrier unlocked.
The new law is for unauthorized unlocks. Authorized unlocks made by the carrier will still be available.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:25 PM   #665
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I unlocked my iPhone 5 with 'unlock fusion' back in September. My question is, if I want to update to iOS 6.1 and do a fresh restore for the upcoming JB, will my phone still be unlocked?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:33 PM   #666
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I unlocked my iPhone 5 with 'unlock fusion' back in September. My question is, if I want to update to iOS 6.1 and do a fresh restore for the upcoming JB, will my phone still be unlocked?
Yes. Already confirmed with my iPhone 5, my old iPhone 4 and my wife's iPhone 4S.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:38 PM   #667
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Thank you. Is the 'unlock Fusion" a factory unlock? Sorry for my newbieness...
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:41 PM   #668
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I unlocked my iPhone 5 with 'unlock fusion' back in September. My question is, if I want to update to iOS 6.1 and do a fresh restore for the upcoming JB, will my phone still be unlocked?
Yes, your iphone will be forever unlocked no matter how many times you restore or update.

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Thank you. Is the 'unlock Fusion" a factory unlock? Sorry for my newbieness...
Correct.
Its a permanent factory unlock. Not a hack.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:47 PM   #669
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Thank you both (Baggio & Applejuiced).
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 05:45 PM   #670
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My Unlocked iPhone 5 (That I unlocked from Ebay) is having issues with the lock screen button on the top of the phone. It looks like I;m going to need to make an apple store appointment.

If they end up giving me a new iPhone 5 will the unlock stick when they transfer the phone in their system to the new phone? Or will I have to pay for a new unlock? It wont really isn't a big deal if I have to, I'm just curious.

Anyone have this happen?
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 05:55 PM   #671
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My Unlocked iPhone 5 (That I unlocked from Ebay) is having issues with the lock screen button on the top of the phone. It looks like I;m going to need to make an apple store appointment.

If they end up giving me a new iPhone 5 will the unlock stick when they transfer the phone in their system to the new phone? Or will I have to pay for a new unlock? It wont really isn't a big deal if I have to, I'm just curious.

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I'd imagine that you'll get a locked iPhone since unlocking services rely on imei number and your replacement iPhone will have a different imei number.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:19 PM   #672
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I'd imagine that you'll get a locked iPhone since unlocking services rely on imei number and your replacement iPhone will have a different imei number.
Not sure for warranties however I have heard in cases of AppleCare replacements when they switch the IMEI it supposedly unlocks your replacement phone. Haven't had a chance to test that though.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:45 PM   #673
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My Unlocked iPhone 5 (That I unlocked from Ebay) is having issues with the lock screen button on the top of the phone. It looks like I;m going to need to make an apple store appointment.

If they end up giving me a new iPhone 5 will the unlock stick when they transfer the phone in their system to the new phone? Or will I have to pay for a new unlock? It wont really isn't a big deal if I have to, I'm just curious.

Anyone have this happen?
The unlock should transfer to the new phone. I have personal had an iPhone 4 replaced and the unlock followed to the new phone/IMEI.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 09:44 PM   #674
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I don't know. But they seem to work.

People are figuring out how to do it and becoming resellers like crazy. I think the actual cost is like $4-$5.[img]http://www.*******************/control/images/ipad[/img]
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 12:22 AM   #675
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I don't know. But they seem to work.

People are figuring out how to do it and becoming resellers like crazy. I think the actual cost is like $4-$5.Image
Yes but technically it's now illegal. Just playing devils advocate.
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