iPhone Iphone 5 IMEI Unlock-will phone work with ATT afterwards?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gluz, May 16, 2013.

  1. gluz macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2013
    Folks, help me understand the consequences of my actions.
    I wanted to use my in contract ATT Iphone 5 overseas and used one of many sites to do IMEI unlock.
    I have not connected the phone to Itunes yet.

    Based on what more then one site's FAQ says, once I do that, my phone will never work on ATT anymore.

    I don't understand why that is the case if unlock usually means it will work on any network, including the one you are coming off from.

    This happened with every unlock I had before with almost any phone.

    Will I really not be able to use my ATT SIM card anymore, even if I restore and reactivate?

    Will I be able to take the phone to ATT store to get it activated?

    Any help understanding this would be appreciated.
  2. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    IMEI Unlock is the same as a factory unlocked phone so yes. my 4S is IMEI Unlock and I am still on AT&T works flawless.
  3. gluz thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2013
    Thanks, man.

    That is what I thought would happen, not sure why these sites are saying I can use it anywhere but AT&T.

    Something has to make sense in this world.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    That would be the opposite of unlocking if it locked you out of your official carrier:)

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