Does AT&T version iphone 4s factory unlocked?

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  1. kuangmao, Oct 18, 2011
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    kuangmao macrumors member

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    Does AT&T version iphone 4s factory unlocked?
    I heard that people can buy AT&T version iphone 4s without contract at full price.
    And when they connect the iphone 4s to itunes, it says"your iphone is factory unlocked"
    Can really do that???????????????:eek:

    Once is iphone 4s is unlocked, I can use either AT&T or T-mobile?
    It won't be locked again right?
     
  2. mobutt macrumors 6502

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    Yup, there's a thread on this already but it is unlocked when you buy it at full price, mine was at least.
     
  3. kuangmao thread starter macrumors member

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  4. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    Yep
     
  5. kuangmao thread starter macrumors member

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    But I just asked apple store online, they said that they do not sell no-contract iphone 4s.:confused:
     
  6. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    You cannot ask for an unlocked phone--must ask for off contract AT&T model, ask for device only, don't activate in the store. Also, can't get these online, only in the retail store.
     
  7. kuangmao thread starter macrumors member

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    Why can not activate in the store?
     
  8. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Because they want your AT&T number. If you give them your AT&T number they will register imei with AT&T and lock the phone.
     
  9. kuangmao thread starter macrumors member

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    If some one bought AT&T iphone 4s with two years contract. The phone is sealed. He sell to me for $600, can I still unlock it by connect to itunes?
     
  10. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    Nope.
     
  11. kuangmao thread starter macrumors member

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    Once is iphone 4s is unlocked, I can use either AT&T or T-mobile?
    It won't be locked again right?
     
  12. kuangmao thread starter macrumors member

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    Once is iphone 4s is unlocked, I can use either AT&T or T-mobile?
    It won't be locked again right?
     
  13. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Yes. Once unlocked it is in database and is considered factory unlocked. Apple will not relock it again. There is no software hack with this process. iTunes contacts apple database and verifies imei and it's considered unlocked.
     
  14. beillax macrumors newbie

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    If you already have an iPhone 4, don't worry about upgrading until your contract is up. It really isn't worth the money.
     
  15. kuangmao thread starter macrumors member

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    I dont have iphone 4.
     
  16. EmceeGeek macrumors newbie

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    i'm wondering, should i put my t-mobile sim card in before i turn it on? which step to do first?
     
  17. bunnyhop macrumors newbie

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    I plugged it on itunes/computer first. And did the set up.
    Then I put in my Tmobile sim. And it worked.
    Although I did not get the "Congratulations your iphone 4s is unlocked" - BUT, I assume my phone is unlocked since I am using it with Tmobile.

    Hope that helps:)
     
  18. EmceeGeek macrumors newbie

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    cool, thanks. just making sure the at&t sim doesnt throw it off.
     

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