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Old Sep 25, 2012, 09:54 PM   #76
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I sent a email request to have my 4s unlocked but AT&T took forever so I called them instead and had it unlocked over the phone (and did the restore method).

Now today I finally got this email from them saying this and am worried as I shipped my phone off already to an eBay seller who purchased it unlocked. I heard once its unlocked it is unlocked for good I sure hope so.
Can anybody confirm I should be safely unlocked -- while this AT&T rep over email said I'm not eligible it was done previously over the phone??
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 11:17 AM   #77
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I used unlock_fusion for my 4s and i didn't even need to restore. I just popped in a foreign sim and it worked just fine.
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I'm starting to guess that the restore process isn't necessary except to reveal to the end user that the device is in fact unlocked.
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Nope, not for my iphone 5 yet.
I had both my 4S and my i5 done by him a few days ago.
On the 4S I just deactivated it with S.A.M and then plugged it in to itunes and got the congrats message.
On the i5 I didnt bother doing a restore but Im sure its good to go.
That guy has done thousands of unlocks so far.
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Yeah, I'm sitting here debating it.....on the fence.
I bought my Unlock from Unlock Fusion last night around 9:00 ET and just recieved my email that my 4S is Unlocked! WooHoo!! Suck it AT&T!!

Have not done the restore through iTunes as I am at work and use my Mini at home for all my syncing. But went to a seperate IMEI checker and it said my phone was indeed unlocked!

This will let me use my 4S while I'm in Ireland in 2 weeks. May do my wife's 4S as well.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:00 PM   #78
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Can someone who got their AT&T iPhone 5 unlocked by Unlock Fusion check the IMEI at iPhoneox.com and see if it shows up as unlocked? I got the iTunes message, but mine still says unlocked. My 4S that they unlocked shows up as unlocked on iPhoneox.com.
I'm not sure if the unlock didn't work, or if the checker just isn't accurate.

Thanks!
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:05 PM   #79
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Can someone who got their AT&T iPhone 5 unlocked by Unlock Fusion check the IMEI at iPhoneox.com and see if it shows up as unlocked? I got the iTunes message, but mine still says unlocked. My 4S that they unlocked shows up as unlocked on iPhoneox.com.
I'm not sure if the unlock didn't work, or if the checker just isn't accurate.

Thanks!
I used unlock fusion for my two ip5 and iTunes gave me the "congrats" message, however iphoneox still says they are locked.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:13 PM   #80
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I bought my Unlock from Unlock Fusion last night around 9:00 ET and just recieved my email that my 4S is Unlocked! WooHoo!! Suck it AT&T!!

Have not done the restore through iTunes as I am at work and use my Mini at home for all my syncing. But went to a seperate IMEI checker and it said my phone was indeed unlocked!

This will let me use my 4S while I'm in Ireland in 2 weeks. May do my wife's 4S as well.
Can you direct me to this IMEI checker?

If I had mine supposedly unlocked by ATT would it show there?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:20 PM   #81
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Are you guys buying it through unlock fusions website? When I go there there is no option for iPhone 5 in the drop down menu. It just goes up to 4S.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:22 PM   #82
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Are you guys buying it through unlock fusions website? When I go there there is no option for iPhone 5 in the drop down menu. It just goes up to 4S.
eBay.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:24 PM   #83
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Can someone post a link to fusion unlock? I want to unlock my i5. Thanks. Which eBay seller is trusted for unlock?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:27 PM   #84
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I used unlock fusion for my two ip5 and iTunes gave me the "congrats" message, however iphoneox still says they are locked.
I would venture to say that Apple and iTunes are the authoritative source for this and not some 3rd party website.

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Can someone post a link to fusion unlock? I want to unlock my i5. Thanks. Which eBay seller is trusted for unlock?

unlock_fusion on ebay. Cheapest iphone5 unlock is like $8.48 today
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:36 PM   #85
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Can you direct me to this IMEI checker?

If I had mine supposedly unlocked by ATT would it show there?
http://dev.mk/iphone-simlock-status-imei-checker/
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:37 PM   #86
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And you can buy a phone even with out a permanent address in the US?
Yep sure can. Just walk in with cash and walk out with a new phone.

America still has some benefits of other countries without having to register your cell phone with the government.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:39 PM   #87
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Are you guys buying it through unlock fusions website? When I go there there is no option for iPhone 5 in the drop down menu. It just goes up to 4S.
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Can someone post a link to fusion unlock? I want to unlock my i5. Thanks. Which eBay seller is trusted for unlock?
Just google Unlock Fusion and his site should be the first result but right under that should be the link for his ebay store.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:42 PM   #88
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Has anyone tried this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PERMANENT-UN...item19d57ed496
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:44 PM   #89
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Ok, I did the unlock fusion thru eBay for $8.48 unlock for iPhone 5. Lol. Hope it works!
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:49 PM   #90
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Yep sure can. Just walk in with cash and walk out with a new phone.

America still has some benefits of other countries without having to register your cell phone with the government.
For a while Apple was not allowing cash sales of iPhone to hold people to the 2/ person limit. Don't know if that's changed.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:53 PM   #91
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Ok, I did the unlock fusion thru eBay for $8.48 unlock for iPhone 5. Lol. Hope it works!
Me too. This will be awesome if it works.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 12:59 PM   #92
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I used unlock fusion for my two ip5 and iTunes gave me the "congrats" message, however iphoneox still says they are locked.
Same here.
That Phoenix site is way off.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:03 PM   #93
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Just called up Sprint and had them unlock my 4S for free. I'm still under contract and it unlocked after I plugged it into iTunes. Just out of curiosity, do other carriers not do this for their customers?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:04 PM   #94
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Can someone who got their AT&T iPhone 5 unlocked by Unlock Fusion check the IMEI at iPhoneox.com and see if it shows up as unlocked? I got the iTunes message, but mine still says unlocked. My 4S that they unlocked shows up as unlocked on iPhoneox.com.
I'm not sure if the unlock didn't work, or if the checker just isn't accurate.

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I used unlock fusion for my two ip5 and iTunes gave me the "congrats" message, however iphoneox still says they are locked.
That site showed me still locked as well. Seems it isn't working correctly.

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This site shows me unlocked.


IMEI Number: 013327006xxxxxx
Warranty: September 20, 2013
Activation status: Yes
Your iPhone is: Unlocked
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:06 PM   #95
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is there anyway to find the IMEI number of a phone I no longer have, but have backed up to my iTunes before?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:11 PM   #96
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My phone shows up as locked on those websites. Got unlocked yesterday via unlock_fusion, and iTunes gave me the "Congratulations..." message, so I'm trusting that.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:12 PM   #97
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On the dev.mk site I get "activation status: Yes" and then no line after that. It doesn't tell me whether my phone is locked or unlocked.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 01:52 PM   #98
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My 5 shows unlocked on this one, but locked on iphoneox.com. As others have reported.
I used unlock fusion and got the iTunes message after restore.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:01 PM   #99
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That site showed me still locked as well. Seems it isn't working correctly.



This site shows me unlocked.


IMEI Number: 013327006xxxxxx
Warranty: September 20, 2013
Activation status: Yes
Your iPhone is: Unlocked
Nice.
My fusion unlocked i5 shows up unlocked on that site too.
http://dev.mk/iphone-simlock-status-imei-checker/
The other sites are prob not showing the right info.
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 02:29 PM   #100
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I will be picking up the cheapest prepaid sim from a carrier other than AT&T either today or tomorrow and make sure it is unlocked.
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