iPhone 5 (AT&T) ordered from Apple arrived unlocked?

BIRDinho

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Aug 29, 2010
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I pre-ordered my iPhone 5 from Apple.com the minute it was available and it arrived on Friday, Sept. 21st in the first wave of shipments. I am on AT&T grandfathered unlimited data plan.

I have just checked my IMEI through 3 sites and all of them say my phone is unlocked. I thought Verizon was the only company shipping unlocked phones? Could these sites have false info?

Thanks!
 

Coleman2010

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Oct 9, 2010
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I pre-ordered my iPhone 5 from Apple.com the minute it was available and it arrived on Friday, Sept. 21st in the first wave of shipments. I am on AT&T grandfathered unlimited data plan.

I have just checked my IMEI through 3 sites and all of them say my phone is unlocked. I thought Verizon was the only company shipping unlocked phones? Could these sites have false info?

Thanks!
It could be the IMEI sites are reporting back bad info. I read in another thread those sites have not been updated with iPhone 5 IMEI numbers yet.
 

ehchan

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Aug 30, 2006
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It's cheap to find out... You can order a T-Mobile Prepaid SIM for $.99 (it comes with $3.34 on it for some reason), cut it, and see what happens...



It could be the IMEI sites are reporting back bad info. I read in another thread those sites have not been updated with iPhone 5 IMEI numbers yet.
 

kevin163

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Oct 1, 2012
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I pre-ordered my iPhone 5 from Apple.com the minute it was available and it arrived on Friday, Sept. 21st in the first wave of shipments. I am on AT&T grandfathered unlimited data plan.

I have just checked my IMEI through 3 sites and all of them say my phone is unlocked. I thought Verizon was the only company shipping unlocked phones? Could these sites have false info?

Thanks!
Same here. I've seen 3 AT&T pre-ordered phones show up as unlocked but no actual SIM to verify that...
 
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