iPhone 5S factory unlocked

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  1. Qonix macrumors member

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    When will the iPhone 5S will come out factory unlocked?

    And.. If I unlock mine (it comes with ATT card but I paid full price) trough the services online where you just give the serial number, will become factory unlocked?

    Thx
     
  2. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure you can an unlocked one now. Since the T-Mobile one is unlocked.
     
  3. BigBangVIP macrumors newbie

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    Usually in 6 weeks
     
  4. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    if you buy an ATT iPhone full price, restore it in iTunes it will be unlocked. Unless you tied the IMEI to a service contract, then it might not work and you'll have to submit that unlock request.

    I bought a 5S 32GB ATT version full price "device only." Went home, restored it in iTunes, "congrats its unlocked" message came up. Then popped in a new sim.
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    My experience is that the AT&T unlock process takes a few days.
     
  6. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    The full price T-Mobile phone purchased from the Apple store (in person or online) is fully unlocked. If you buy from the carrier store it'll be locked.
     
  7. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Will a full price Verizon Iphone work with my LTE AT&T sim card?


    Also will Apple store sell me a Verizon full price model? (because they didnt yesterday)
     
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Yes, to the first question. For me, it was yes to the second question at an Apple Store in Chicago on Saturday. It might depend on the individual store manager.
     
  9. Qonix thread starter macrumors member

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    So here's the deal.
    I bought at Apple Store the 5S FULL PRICE but with ATT card.
    I replaced the card and put mine (ATT too).

    So now to have it unlocked what's the best?
    1) Call ATT and ask to unlock it
    2) Restore trough iTunes
    3) Wait for Apple to sell the factory unlocked with no sim inside and return mine for this
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Did you give them any account or contract information, or did you just buy the device? If the latter, since you bought it full price from the Apple Store, it should already be unlocked.The easiest way to check is to grab a SIM card from another carrier and try it.
     
  11. Qonix thread starter macrumors member

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    I just bought the device.
    Is this service reliable? http://www.imei.info/free-phone-data/apple/

    It says mine is unlocked
     
  12. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Generally, they are, but sometimes if Apple changes its system they can be unreliable. If you bought it from Apple and it's AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon, it should be unlocked.
     
  13. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    Full price iPhone bought from the Apple store is unlocked. You're good.
     
  14. Qonix thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll try to put another sim then
     

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