iphone 6 not activated!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by lalalita, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. lalalita macrumors newbie

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    Hi! i just got from us.. and my uncle gave me his brandnew iphone 6 (at&t and still in contract) as a present, we went to the apple store, he bought it as an upgrade but kept his old cellphone for himself and gave the newone.. he didnt even put the sim card in the new one.. I already tried to unlock it and the guy told me he couldnt do it and gave me my money back.. and somewhere around here i read it couldnt be done without first activating it with and at&t simcard.. is that true? is there anything i can do?
     
  2. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Are you outside of the USA? I am not sure if it has to be activated through AT&T first, but Chances are it's locked to AT&T anyway and it's sounds like you are not in the USA. If this is a legit not stolen phone,ave your uncle request an unlock through AT&T. If they deny the unlock have him request again until it's unlocked.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=20605137
     
  3. lalalita thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im in Colombia.. I think we cant request that to at&t because he still has a 2 year contract.. It is still locked.. but my question is.. can I pay a third party to unlock it.. even if we didnt activate it?
     
  4. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

    TheAppleFairy

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    Read the thread that I posted...have your uncle request the unlock.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, if you spend $76 you can get it unlocked and activate it with any GSM sim in the world.
    Try swiftunlocks.
     

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