If i bought my iPhone unlocked, is it ALWAYS unlocked?

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  1. AppleInLVX macrumors 6502a

    AppleInLVX

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    Simple question, but I can't find an answer. So here's the situation:

    I bought my 64GIG iPhone 4S from the Apple online store when it came out. It came unlocked. I went to Telus (my provider in Canada) and they sold me a SIM and away I went.

    So, if I wanted to sell the phone now to upgrade, can I take the SIM out and still legitimately sell it as a factory unlocked phone, or has the fact that I've been using it for a year on the Telus network somehow changed that from when I bought it?

    Thanks for any help...
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    It should always be unlocked. However if Apple wanted to, they could remove your iPhone's unique number from the unlocked database and that would lock your phone to a carrier of their choice. Apple has never done this, but they agave the power to do so.
     
  3. AppleInLVX thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AppleInLVX

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    Thank you.

    Well, I've never heard of Apple maintaining such a database, and what a weird power to have. In any case, if Apple has never done this, then I feel pretty secure that they won't for my little phone. It's a damned nice phone for anyone who would buy it. 10/10 condition, never jailbroken. Just loving used. :) If I can say it's unlocked, then I don't have to sell it to another Telus person, which I figure will up my odds of selling. If I can get 600 bones, I'll upgrade.

    Cheers!
     

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