Factory unlocked vs carrier unlocked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    What's the difference btwn a factor unlocked phone and one unblocked by the carrier? If AT&T has unlocked my phone I assume it can then be used on other US carriers?
    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors Nehalem

    Applejuiced

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    No difference.
    They both will accept and work with any GSM sim.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Is one unlocked by AT&T worth more than a not unlocked phone. It's a 4s. I assume that most people selling their 4s's can get them unlocked right?
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Yes, it should sell for a little more and faster since it can be used on any GSM carrier.
    Not everyone knows about the AT&T ebay unlocks etc...
    Most buyerd just want a phone that is already unlocked and they dont have to do any work besides sticking their sim in and use it.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mine was unlocked by att not on e bay. Thanks for your help!
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Cool, hope it sells for a good price.
     
  7. macrumors G3

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    The funny thing is even with $3 third party unlockers readily available, it's still going for ~$450 (32GB), same as in the previous years.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    I hear you.
    Shows that not everyone out there keeps up with the iphone scene as much as we do here:D
     

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