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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:38 AM   #26
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Angry I cant activate my i5 yet.. Please help me out!!!!

I bought 2 iphones 5 2 days later after launch and supposedly without contract, but i cant activate the freakin phones.. also already got unlocked for TMOBILE.. Because I DONT HAVE ACCOUNT WITH ATT. PLEASE SOME ONE HAVE IDEAS HOW CAN PASS THE MAIN SCREEN TO GET MY PHONE READY?.... PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:51 AM   #27
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i've bought my new iPhone 5 from eBay and the seller told me that the phone is with at&t but without contract. he also mentioned that he will ship the phone sealed as he received it from apple. the question here, am i going to be able to activate the phone and get it unlocked on my T-mobile SIM card?
please note that i don't have a contract with At&t.

the reason why i placed this order is because i read an article that stated that off-contract At&t iPhone can be easily unlocked via iTunes.

many thanks!
I bought 2 iphones 5 2 days later after launch and supposedly without contract, but i cant activate the freakin phones.. also already paid the factory unlocked for TMOBILE or whatever.. Because I DONT HAVE ACCOUNT WITH ATT. PLEASE SOME ONE HAVE IDEAS HOW CAN PASS THE MAIN SCREEN TO GET MY PHONE READY? OR ACTIVATE MY PHONE, I REPEAT I DONT HAVE ACCOUNT WITH ATT! PLEASE HELPPPPP!!!
DO YOU GOT ANY SOLUTIONS.. PLEASE SHARE AND LET ME KNOW!!
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 01:02 AM   #28
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I bought 2 iphones 5 2 days later after launch and supposedly without contract, but i cant activate the freakin phones.. also already paid the factory unlocked for TMOBILE or whatever.. Because I DONT HAVE ACCOUNT WITH ATT. PLEASE SOME ONE HAVE IDEAS HOW CAN PASS THE MAIN SCREEN TO GET MY PHONE READY? OR ACTIVATE MY PHONE, I REPEAT I DONT HAVE ACCOUNT WITH ATT! PLEASE HELPPPPP!!!
DO YOU GOT ANY SOLUTIONS.. PLEASE SHARE AND LET ME KNOW!!
My guess is you bought both the iphone5 from ebay, without the phone being ACTIVATED with the original sim.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 04:35 AM   #29
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My guess is you bought both the iphone5 from ebay, without the phone being ACTIVATED with the original sim.
This ^^^ is very likely the situation. You can't use it on another network until it has been activated.
If it CAME unlocked but was originally an AT&T phone, it has to be activated using the AT&T Sim.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:25 AM   #30
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I bought 2 iphones 5 2 days later after launch and supposedly without contract, but i cant activate the freakin phones.. also already paid the factory unlocked for TMOBILE or whatever.. Because I DONT HAVE ACCOUNT WITH ATT. PLEASE SOME ONE HAVE IDEAS HOW CAN PASS THE MAIN SCREEN TO GET MY PHONE READY? OR ACTIVATE MY PHONE, I REPEAT I DONT HAVE ACCOUNT WITH ATT! PLEASE HELPPPPP!!!
DO YOU GOT ANY SOLUTIONS.. PLEASE SHARE AND LET ME KNOW!!
i got my phone activated with the help of the guy who sold me the phone. he gave me his ZIP and SSN which got me through to the main screen.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:43 AM   #31
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I bought 2 iphones 5 2 days later after launch and supposedly without contract, but i cant activate the freakin phones.. also already paid the factory unlocked for TMOBILE or whatever.. Because I DONT HAVE ACCOUNT WITH ATT. PLEASE SOME ONE HAVE IDEAS HOW CAN PASS THE MAIN SCREEN TO GET MY PHONE READY? OR ACTIVATE MY PHONE, I REPEAT I DONT HAVE ACCOUNT WITH ATT! PLEASE HELPPPPP!!!
DO YOU GOT ANY SOLUTIONS.. PLEASE SHARE AND LET ME KNOW!!
If you paid to get it unlocked on eBay then you should be able to activate it with the T-Mobile sim card. In fact, the instructions tell you to unlock it with a non-AT&T sim card.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:01 AM   #32
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My guess is you bought both the iphone5 from ebay, without the phone being ACTIVATED with the original sim.
Exactly no original sim from att !!!

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i got my phone activated with the help of the guy who sold me the phone. he gave me his ZIP and SSN which got me through to the main screen.
I think is like that.. but the freak girl dont appear!!!

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If you paid to get it unlocked on eBay then you should be able to activate it with the T-Mobile sim card. In fact, the instructions tell you to unlock it with a non-AT&T sim card.
No.. I think you need to activate first with att.. and the you can use any!!! Thanks anyways!!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:10 AM   #33
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I unlocked mine for $4.64 via this auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330807533106

Unlocked within an hour. I actually had $5 worth of eBay bucks... so I paid nothing for my unlock.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:29 AM   #34
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I unlocked mine for $4.64 via this auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330807533106

Unlocked within an hour. I actually had $5 worth of eBay bucks... so I paid nothing for my unlock.
did you unlock your phone, but still activate it (turn it on) for the first time using the original AT&T sim? unlocking and activating aren't necessarily the same thing, apparently.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:51 PM   #35
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I unlocked mine for $4.64 via this auction:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330807533106

Unlocked within an hour. I actually had $5 worth of eBay bucks... so I paid nothing for my unlock.
Did u still have to use the orginal owners SSN to bypass the activation screen before using the unlock from ebay ?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:59 PM   #36
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i unlocked my, went to tmobile get a nano sim, pop it in, activate right away

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it took like 2 minutes in the beginning to get it activated. used unlock fusion to unlock it. i did the same thing for my sister iphone 5. we have tmobile
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:58 PM   #37
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i unlocked my, went to tmobile get a nano sim, pop it in, activate right away

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it took like 2 minutes in the beginning to get it activated. used unlock fusion to unlock it. i did the same thing for my sister iphone 5. we have tmobile
So ur saying before unlocking the iPhone it asked for ssn and after u unlocked and popped the T-Mobile sim it never asked for ssn? ..... did u have to go into dfu mode to unlock it or bypass activation ?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:11 AM   #38
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So ur saying before unlocking the iPhone it asked for ssn and after u unlocked and popped the T-Mobile sim it never asked for ssn? ..... did u have to go into dfu mode to unlock it or bypass activation ?
i didn't do anything. i just bought unlock fusion thing, pop my tmobile sim card in, don't even connect to itunes. wait for like couple minutes, automatic activate. they don't even ask for ssn or anything. i did it with 3 phone already
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