Buying 4S unlocked???

hastyle

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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.
 

Ksizzle9

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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.
 

Crystal-RX

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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.
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.
 

hastyle

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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.


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.
 

Nermal

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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 :)
 
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phon

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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.
Bring to Apple store or call to verify by giving them its IMEI#.
 

hastyle

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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??

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 :)
 

Nermal

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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.
 

dtbratt

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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.