Buying 4S unlocked???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hastyle, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. hastyle macrumors member

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    Hey guys, im looking to get an iphone 4s factory unlock off someone locally in toronto, how do i know if its a factory unlock version without opening it up? is there a specific code or serial on it?

    thank you.
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I think the factory unlock phones come without any carrier branding on the back of the box
     
  3. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

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    I think if you search for model numbers you will see that there is a certain model # that pertains to the unlocked models. I know that the easiest way would probably be to bring a sim card with you and just slip it in.
     
  4. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    my AT&T iphone 4S didn't come with any branding on the back of the box.
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    bring your sim and pop it in to see it works.

    If it is a very good deal, then I will buy it. Otherwise, I will pass. You can get it brand new from Apple for $649 for the 16gb.
     
  6. hastyle thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah well its sealed so i was hoppig i can just look at it an tell.$ 650, so i atleast save money on taxes.


     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    It should have... It did come with a sim card inside?
     
  8. Nermal, Jan 14, 2012
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    What colour and capacity is it? Unlocked model numbers are:

    Black 16 GB: MD234
    Black 32 GB: MD241
    Black 64 GB: MD257
    White 16 GB: MD237
    White 32 GB: MD244
    White 64 GB: MD260

    These are followed with country-specific letters, in my case my phone is MD241NZ/A. Canada will likely have a C or something in there :)
     
  9. phon macrumors regular

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    Bring to Apple store or call to verify by giving them its IMEI#.
     
  10. hastyle thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok ill keep an eye out when i meet the person, now what would it say if it was locked to a carrier??

     
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    I've seen a list of some of the locked model numbers but I don't recall where. If it's not in the list I gave you then it's most likely locked.
     
  12. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    I have an Unlocked 64GB 4S and my model is MD257C and Iam in Canada so I assume thats what the C stands for.

    Keep an eye on the model number to match up. Or you could email call him to ask him the model/serial number and figure it out online yourself.
     
  13. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Bring a SIM Card with you to test it with, and make sure that Cydia isn't there ;)
     

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