iPhone shows No Service with old SIM - is it unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by g35, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    I have what's supposed to be an unlocked used iPhone 5 (currently used on Rogers).

    I wanted to test it out so I put in another carrier's microSIM (Virgin) cut down to nanoSIM size. First it said Searching, then No Service. Under settings > general > about > Carrier it said Bell 16.0 and a pop up prompted me to install a carrier update. Virgin is a Bell subsidiary.

    I couldn't make any calls, even to 611, to test it out on account of the old SIM. Do I need to get a working SIM to confirm or is this definitive proof that it's unlocked?
     
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Your phone is unlocked. If it were not, you would have received an Invalid SIM error.

    Enjoy your unlocked phone! :)
     
  3. g35 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your post. I noticed when I clean updated to 7.1.2 I never saw a message telling me it's unlocked. Maybe Apple got rid of that feature..
     

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