iPhone 4S AT&T off contract

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by arno23, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. arno23 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I just came back home after getting my new iPhone 4S at the Apple retail store, I've bought the iPhone from AT&T without a contract at full retail price 649 + taxes. The person who sold it to me kept repeating it won't be unlocked be I bought it anyway ;)

    Now back home I want to activate it but I don't want to take the risk of losing the unlock because I don't have a microsim other than the one from AT&T.

    So my question is if I connect to iTunes with the AT&T microsim will I still get the iphone is unlocked message ?

    Thanks in advance ! :D
     
  2. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you gotta connect to Itunes? When I purchased my off contract iPhone 4s, I just removed the at&t sim card before turning it on and put in my t mobile sim. It is unlocked out of the box.
     
  3. arno23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know but I don"t have another microsim to test ...
     
  4. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    If you bought it full price from Apple, it is unlocked. It is not unlocked if you got it from an AT&T store at full price.
     
  5. arno23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I did buy it from Apple retail store, but I'd like to know if I activate now using the AT&T microsim will it keep its unlock when I later insert another microsim from another carrier ?

    Appreciate your help ! :)
     
  6. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can activate it now using that microsim. It will say no service and it will be unlocked.
     

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