Iphone 4s factory Unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applemessiah, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. applemessiah macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2011
    I bought a brand new iphone 4s. Guy told me that it could be factory unlocked. im with att so didnt really care for unlock but might travel out of country and was hoping to use with different carrier. Any way to find out if its unlocked. Markings on box? imei? or do i just have to put in an unofficial carrier's sim? any help is appreciated.
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    If you paid full price for it (as in $649-$849) from an Apple store, then it is factory unlocked. If not, then it is locked to AT&T.
  3. applemessiah thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2011
    Mine is 'MD271LL/A'....ATT? It doesnt say whether its 'b, w' or '16, 32, 64 on mine'.

    I didnt buy from ATT to answer the first question.
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Only way to tell is with an unofficial carriers sim.
  5. rjohnstone macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2007
    PHX, AZ.
    MD271= locked AT&T iPhone 4S. The other numbers indicate country, color and capacity.
    If the chart is accurate, you have a white 64GB iPhone 4S locked to AT&T.

    You cannot unlock it... or should I say, AT&T will not unlock it for you.
  6. applemessiah thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2011
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    What guy told you it might be unlocked?
    Most likely it's not.

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