How to understand locked or unlocked ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by serkan, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    serkan

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    #1
    Hello all ;

    I have a question.1 week later I will have an Iphone 5 and I have a problem with it already.I dont know which country it will come from.The questions are ; How can I understand where it come from ? How can ı understand it is GSM/LTE ? How can I understand it is locked or unlocked the problem is if it s locked what am I gonna do cuz I dont know where it come from.

    Any help will be good :)


    Thanx guys
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    chumawumba

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  3. macrumors 68040

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    #3
    You'll know if its unlocked when you put your local carrier's sim into it. If the sim is accepted and you have service then you're probably fine.

    Depending upon where it came from though, you may or may not have LTE or HSPA+.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    #4
    They're all GSM/LTE but support different bands. Compare the model number of your iPhone 5 with the specs:
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
     
  5. macrumors member

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    #5
    You can check the phone's unlock status (and some other generic info as well) at http://www.imei.info by entering the IMEI.
     
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