How to check what carrier I'm locked to?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gregintosh, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I bought an iPhone 3GS in the Philippines and after doing a full restore it says it is locked (it was jailbroken when I bought it but I want the stock OS only).

    Any way for me to check what carrier it is locked to? I haven't had any luck finding IMEI services that tell me what carrier I am supposed to be locked to.

    Any tips would be appreciated.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    There is some ebay services that will let you know the carrier the specific iphone is locked to.
    Go to ebay and search for iphone carrier check.
    There's several sellers that charge around $1 or $2 for that service.
     
  3. acsga macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I don't know if this works, but I read somewhere that if you can find out with redsn0w your IMSI number, than you can search the 5 first numbers to check the carrier. For me, and I believe it's correct the numbers match O2 from UK.
     
  4. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    cutyoursim used to have a lookup service cant seem to locate it now
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #5
    According to Apple's database* if it's a Philippines model then it'll be locked to either Globe or Smart. I know that doesn't answer your question but hopefully it narrows it down.

    *This information is no longer available from Apple directly but is accessible via the Wayback Machine.
     

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