iPhone 3GS no service

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  1. martin5504 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. martin5504 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have downgrade to 5.1.1, but no service is still.
     
  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Blocked iPhones will not accept domestic sim cards.
     
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  6. martin5504 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand if you purchase the unlock AT & T to release the ultrasnow will go through it?
     
  7. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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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.
     
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    He could. But I'm pretty sure the original owner would have to take care of it.
     
  10. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  11. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  12. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    I get it now. Thanks! I didn't quite read in between the lines on that one.
     
  13. dictoresno macrumors 601

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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.
     

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