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Old Jul 25, 2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Free Unlocking of iPhone 4S Bell Canada

I bought an iPhone 4S 16GB on Kijiji. The guy who sold it to me said it was unlocked. He used it on Bell Canada Network. I bought a Fido SIM and had the SIM activated. But when I restarted the iPhone it never clicked into the Fido Network. Instead it gave me this message:

"The SIM card that you currently have installed in this iPhone is from a carrier that is not supported under the activation policy that is currently assigned by the activation server. This is not a hardware issue with the iPhone.Please insert another SIM card from a supported carrier or request that this iPhone be unlocked by your carrier. Please contact Apple for more information."

How can I unlock the phone from the Bell network and use it on my Fido Network? Bell wants $75 for them to unlock it for me. Is there anyway to do this for free??
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Contact the seller first. If you have to pay for the unlock he should refund you that part :/

I'm guessing it was working before the reboot because of a tethered jailbreak/unlock.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Contact the seller first. If you have to pay for the unlock he should refund you that part :/

I'm guessing it was working before the reboot because of a tethered jailbreak/unlock.
Well I've tried to contact the seller but so far to no avail. I can't phone him cause I don't have a phone to do so. And so far no reply to emails. I just hope I did not get screwed out of $250.

I can't even get the IMEI # to show up on the phone.

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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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The IMEI is on the sim tray or if you go to the screen to dial a phone number
then input *#06# and hit call.
But you're not going to get it unlocked for free either way.
Next time be more careful before you spend $250 and make sure it is unlocked prior to handing over your cash.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:07 PM   #5
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The IMEI is on the sim tray or if you go to the screen to dial a phone number
then input *#06# and hit call.
But you're not going to get it unlocked for free either way.
Next time be more careful before you spend $250 and make sure it is unlocked prior to handing over your cash.
Well I was not able to get to a screen to dial that number until a re-inserted the Bell SIM. Once I had the Bell SIM in I was able to follow the steps to get to the default home screen. With the Fido SIM I only get a few steps into the setup. the only way to get the number pad to show up with the Fido SIM is the use the emergency call option but inputing the number doesn't give me the IMEI that way. I still get "no service" with the Bell SIM.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:10 PM   #6
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If you got it activated and got into the home screen go to settings/general/about
and look for the imei tab.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:14 PM   #7
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If you got it activated and got into the home screen go to settings/general/about
and look for the imei tab.
Yeah I see that. But that number won't do me any good will it?? Will I need that number when I go to Bell to have it unlocked?
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:18 PM   #8
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Yeah I see that. But that number won't do me any good will it?? Will I need that number when I go to Bell to have it unlocked?
What do you mean that number will do you no good?
That is the phones IMEI.
That's what they will ask you for in order to unlock it.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:19 PM   #9
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If it's locked to Bell you can use it on Virgin without unlocking. Their plans are similar to Fido.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:23 PM   #10
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If it's locked to Bell you can use it on Virgin without unlocking. Their plans are similar to Fido.
I already have a Fido contract. I broke my previous iPhone 4S so I had to purchase a new (or use) one.

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What do you mean that number will do you no good?
That is the phones IMEI.
That's what they will ask you for in order to unlock it.
Okay then.

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What do you mean that number will do you no good?
That is the phones IMEI.
That's what they will ask you for in order to unlock it.
Okay then.

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What do you mean that number will do you no good?
That is the phones IMEI.
That's what they will ask you for in order to unlock it.
Okay then.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:26 PM   #11
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:28 PM   #12
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I already have a Fido contract. I broke my previous iPhone 4S so I had to purchase a new (or use) one.
Ah that sucks then. Bell won't unlock the phone unless you're currently on contract with them, and even if they do they rip you off for that $75. My friend just went through this and ended up with Virgin so he didn't have to deal with Bell for unlocking.

You may have to sell the phone and try again to find an unlocked one.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:32 PM   #13
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Sorry. Mac Rumours went weird on me hence why I replied with the same thing three times in a row. LOL

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Ah that sucks then. Bell won't unlock the phone unless you're currently on contract with them, and even if they do they rip you off for that $75. My friend just went through this and ended up with Virgin so he didn't have to deal with Bell for unlocking.

You may have to sell the phone and try again to find an unlocked one.
If I paid that $75 it would unlock it right?? I popped an Ad on Kijiji for the fun of it. But what sucker would buy my phone? Oh wait... I got suckered. LOL Seriously though this is a pain in the butt.
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Sorry. Mac Rumours went weird on me hence why I replied with the same thing three times in a row. LOL[COLOR="#808080"]
Lol
I hope you get it unlocked bro.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:41 PM   #15
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Lol
I hope you get it unlocked bro.
Well someone just replied to my Kijiji ad to buy the phone so maybe I won't have to worry about it.
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Well someone just replied to my Kijiji ad to buy the phone so maybe I won't have to worry about it.
Sweet
How much did he offer for it?
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:50 PM   #17
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Sweet
How much did he offer for it?
Well I'm asking $270 for it which is $20 more then I paid. But that $20 covers the InvisibleShield protector.
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Cool, hope it works out for ya.
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:55 PM   #19
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Cool, hope it works out for ya.
yeah I hope so.
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