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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    That would be the opposite of unlocking if it locked you out of your official carrier:)
     

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