iPhone 3GS no service

martin5504

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May 17, 2013
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Hi, I have a blocked iphone, I have ios 6.1.3 and baseband 5.13.04, I installed ultrasn0w iphone But I still reports no service like this? thank you
 

martin5504

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May 17, 2013
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I understand if you purchase the unlock AT & T to release the ultrasnow will go through it?
 

PsstGreek

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Oct 21, 2010
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What aren't you understanding? The IMEI is blocked, thus preventing it from being used on AT&T, T-Mobile or whichever gsm carrier in the U.S.

Only AT&T can unblock it. Even if you get it factory unlocked it still won't work.
 

MrMacMack

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Oct 24, 2012
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He could. But I'm pretty sure the original owner would have to take care of it.
Probably so. I think that AT&T though, may only be concerned if that particular iPhone is still under a contract. If it's not under contract, then I don't see why AT&T would not unlock it for him.
 

hexonxonx

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Jul 4, 2007
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Probably so. I think that AT&T though, may only be concerned if that particular iPhone is still under a contract. If it's not under contract, then I don't see why AT&T would not unlock it for him.
AT&T doesn't block due to unpaid accounts. They only block stolen phones. I've had many accounts over the years where I bought iPhones and sold them after a few months and broke the contracts. No one on this site ever complained to me that phone was later blocked. I still own a few others myself that work on T-Mobile to this day.
 

dictoresno

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Apr 30, 2012
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Yea CDMA carriers will block the esn of MEID from being used on lost/stolen phones and unpaid accounts but gsm providers will only block if stolen.

The OP answered his own question in the first few words of his post. He's confusing a blocked imei with locked SIM card. He's out of luck.