I bought a new iPhone 5S model A1533 on craigslist. I was told it was unlocked. I later find out it is locked to ACS a regional Alaska wireless carrier (www.alaskacommunications.com) ACS uses both GSM and CDMA phones on their network. I also checked http://iphoneimei.info/ and it says the phone is not activated. I called ACS and gave them the IMEI and they confirmed it is an ACS phone and said it could be activated on their network. I asked ACS if they would unlock it for me and they said NO. I've been trying to sell it on craigslist, but so far all I get is low ball offers and scammers. If I could get it unlocked I could easily sell on Swappa. One of the unlocking services I looked at iunlox.co.uk says "The phone must have been activated at some point (the IMEI must be registered in Apple's database). So what are my options? Take it to ACS, open an account and get it activated? Then try to get it unlocked? (I don't really want to be an ACS customer.) Sell it to someone on ebay who knows how to jailbreak it? Is it worth more activated or unactivated? I would appreciate some expert advice and guidance.