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Old Aug 20, 2013, 02:29 PM   #26
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A quick question, did you complete the unlock process with iTunes in the US? I am trying to sell a new phone that has been unlocked by att and I am not sure if I should the restore via iTunes myself or let the buyer do this.
Also how do I advertise a never used iphone 5 unlocked by att? I don't understand all this gam CDMA etc... crap.
For me, I didn't have to do anything with iTunes after AT&T, I was able to plop in a new microsim and everything worked. And since it's a phone that's never been used by you, then you can just let the buyer go through all the steps because there is no information on the phone. As for the advertising, you can just say new unlocked AT&T iphone 5, that'll be enough information for the buyer. They can always ask you for more info if they want.
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Old Aug 20, 2013, 09:07 PM   #27
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For me, I didn't have to do anything with iTunes after AT&T, I was able to plop in a new microsim and everything worked. And since it's a phone that's never been used by you, then you can just let the buyer go through all the steps because there is no information on the phone. As for the advertising, you can just say new unlocked AT&T iphone 5, that'll be enough information for the buyer. They can always ask you for more info if they want.
Thanks so much... Someone else said I should complete the itunes restore because it might require personal info such as Zip code and last four or social. Is this accurate. Since the phone has never been used I am cautious not to do anything that would tie it to my name/other iphone account. At the Same time, I don't wanna just sell it only to have the buyer tell me they need some info from me to complete the iTunes restore. Any input?
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Old Aug 20, 2013, 09:45 PM   #28
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Thanks so much... Someone else said I should complete the itunes restore because it might require personal info such as Zip code and last four or social. Is this accurate. Since the phone has never been used I am cautious not to do anything that would tie it to my name/other iphone account. At the Same time, I don't wanna just sell it only to have the buyer tell me they need some info from me to complete the iTunes restore. Any input?
I don't have any experience with selling iPhones to be honest with you, but if you've never used the phone and never set it up or put any sort of information on it, then it should be safe to just sell it as it. But of course if you're still worried you can always do a fresh restore on your computer and that should cure you of all doubts. And no, the iPhone itself will never ask you for your zip code or social, that's just ludicrous. If the person buying the phone sets it up from new, then it will only ask them for whatever their wifi information/iTunes/iCloud information.

So again, if you've never even used the phone or put any information on it, then I wouldn't worry about it at all.
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 10:58 AM   #29
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This is confusing.. Does the below only apply if you first purchase a unlocked phone and not a phone that "becomes" unlocked later after the contract is over?

http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone...ilver-unlocked

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The unlocked iPhone will not work with CDMA carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.

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About the Unlocked iPhone

The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a wireless contract commitment. You can activate and use iPhone on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice, such as AT&T or T-Mobile in the United States. The unlocked iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5 will not work with CDMA-based carriers, including Verizon Wireless or Sprint.

If you don’t want a multiyear service contract, or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone is the best choice. If you choose T-Mobile, your iPhone comes with a T-Mobile SIM card already installed. You will need to contact T-Mobile or visit an Apple Retail Store to activate your iPhone.

Otherwise, the unlocked iPhone does not come with a micro-SIM card for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, or a nano-SIM card for iPhone 5, so you’ll need to get one from any supported GSM carrier worldwide. To start using your iPhone, simply insert the SIM card into the slot and turn on iPhone by pressing and holding the On/Off button for a few seconds. Then follow the onscreen instructions to set up your iPhone.

Purchasing an unlocked iPhone means you will not qualify for the lower iPhone price associated with a contract.

To help decide whether the locked or unlocked option is right for you, compare wireless service plans. Or call our iPhone Specialists at 1-800-MY-APPLE.
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 12:22 PM   #30
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That's for the unlocked iPhones sold on apple stores
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 12:31 PM   #31
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This is confusing.. Does the below only apply if you first purchase a unlocked phone and not a phone that "becomes" unlocked later after the contract is over?
Think of it this way: Verizon and Sprint will only activate their own devices on their networks. The unlocked iPhone from Apple cannot be used with either. An unlocked Verizon 4s can be used with Verizon but not Sprint and vice-versa.
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Old Nov 25, 2013, 04:14 PM   #32
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I found this thread while searching Google. I have a Sprint iPhone 4S that Sprint says cannot be unlocked except for international SIM's. Also say it will not work on T-Mobile or AT&T. Well I have used the phone with a Rogers Wireless SIM in Canada and it also roams on T-Mobile and AT&T so the statement that it will not work with a domestic U.S. GSM carrier is hogwash. As my sister has Verizon iPhone 4S that will be off contract next Spring, I was wondering if she would fare any better with a total unlock from Verizon. So far, it looks like the same. What I find odd is Sprint is telling some customers to get a third-party unlock performed. Frankly, if that works, then why can't Verizon or Sprint tell Apple to unlock the device and allow any SIM to be installed?
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