iPhone IMEI unlock checkers

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jav6454, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #1
    Been out of it for a few months. Any site that does IMEI checks for unlock/lock state for the iPhone that is free of charge? Everywhere I google, it seems to ask me to either pay for the check or the unlock itself when I don't even know if it's unlocked.

    Getting another SIM at this time is not an option.
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    #2
    Not sure if this one shows unlock status, but it will tell you if it is clean.

    http://swappa.com/esn
     
  3. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #3
    I know it's clean. It's a friend's phone. I just need to know if its unlocked or not. Long story short, we aren't sure due to series of events.
     
  4. 617aircav Suspended

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    #4
    put a SIM card in it from another carrier. that's the only way to be 100 percent sure.
     
  5. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #5
    Like I said, that's not an option. Technologically impaired friend, and a 600+ mile distance between him and me.
     
  6. BeeJee macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Location:
    Long Island/North Jersey
    #6
    http://iphoneimei.info

    I checked it on 2 phones, one I knew was unlocked and one I knew was locked. Got it right both times. It actually got it right for the same phone before and after the unlock.
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2007
    Location:
    New Sanfrakota
    #7
    People have used iphoneimei but it's not 100% accurate.

    The problem with these "unlock checkers" is they also provide unlocking services and some unscrupulous sites may say it's locked even if it's unlocked to get you to use their services.
     
  8. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    #8
    Why not send him to a carrier store?
     
  9. nicholasss macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Location:
    Usa
    #9
    Pm me, I'll check it for you.
     
  10. jav6454 thread starter macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #10
    Thanks! This one worked.

    ----------

    I checked mine first (which I know for a fact its unlocked) and it stated unlocked. Checked friend's and its unlocked.
     
  11. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Location:
    Pacific Northwest, US
    #11
    I've checked three IMEI numbers and all of them return SIM lock status of Unknown. Strange. Or is that what it returns if the phone is locked?
     

Share This Page