Check what network iPhone is locked to without inserting SIM ?

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  1. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought new iPhone 3GS from someone on craigslist and i need to know what network it is unlocked to. I am guessing there are links online where we can put IMEI number and get the unlock status right ? I do not have any normal SIM and i only have MicroSIM from Tmobile but no adapter so cannot insert that into the 3GS.
    Any suggestions on where i can check the unlock status ?
    I know for a fact that iPhone is locked but need the details from somewhere where i can put the IMEI number.
     
  2. DustyLBottoms macrumors regular

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    Oddly enough I sold an unlocked 3gs on craigslist today.

    BTW - if you're in the US the only network that this phone COULD be LOCKED to is AT&T.
     
  3. rak007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes i am in US only and i did find status on dev.mk but the only thing this website says is LOCKED and warranty date. Nothing else.
    I want to know the extra details like network and other details.
    I guess there is paid service on ebay.com for 0.99$ too. May be i will have to take that.
     
  4. i-John macrumors 6502a

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    If it's unlocked, that means it can be used on any compatible network.
     
  5. rak007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. jwhazel macrumors regular

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    Maybe you should pay $.99 to Dusty since he already answered your question.

     
  7. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    If you're in the US, and you bought it on Craigslist, I'm assuming the seller is also in the US, so I'm sure it's an AT&T phone. The iPhone 3GS was and is sold for only one network in America and that's AT&T. The only way it could be locked to another network is if he bought it overseas.
     
  8. 617aircav Suspended

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    It's unlocked to any gsm network worldwide.
     
  9. rak007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. Chopstick217 macrumors regular

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    You can get the IMEI unlock from numerous eBay sellers, most charge under 10 dollars.
     
  11. DustyLBottoms macrumors regular

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    Works for me :)
     

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