Is AT&T device only phone factory unlocked?

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  1. ansabakhan, Sep 21, 2012
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    ansabakhan macrumors 65816

    ansabakhan

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    I just bought iPhone 5 for full price, it says on receipt no service activated. Does that mean its factory unlocked?
     
  2. cbw87 macrumors member

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    Stick a different SIM in it and find out?

    Did you get that from an Apple Store of an ATT store? I'd heard that Apple stores were only doing contract sales today?
     
  3. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I got it from apple store, guy asked me for my ssn and phone number, I said just go back a screen and do Device only ... And he did!... So I never gave any no except my credit card

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    I don have a different sim :(
     
  4. cbw87 macrumors member

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    Awesome news. Did you buy the ATT or Verizon version?
     
  5. ansabakhan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    att
     
  6. macboots macrumors newbie

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    hi. plug it into itunes, it should give a "congratulations" message stating that your phone is unlocked. that is proof enough that it is.
     
  7. cbw87 macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure this is right for the AT&T models. Would be intrigued to know if it's the case for Verizon models. Apple Store aren't budging and are toeing the official line: that all "no commitment" phones are carrier locked...
     
  8. bmstrong macrumors 6502a

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    We really need confirmation on this issue. I'm waiting for an unlocked 64 myself.
     
  9. cbw87 macrumors member

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    If these sites are legit (no idea if they are), if someone with a "no commitment" Verizon iPhone could please try this and report the results I would be very, very grateful.
     
  10. IpadMania macrumors regular

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    Are these att iphones FACTORY UNLOCKED that are being sold as device only?
     
  11. Osui818 macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm, device only att iPhone 5 is unlocked, I got the congratulations message
     
  12. cbw87 macrumors member

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    Awesome, all we need is Verizon device confirmation...
     
  13. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Yes legit! Everytime i make an unlock thru att this is where i go to check the status!

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    Im sure verizon and sprint are not same as last year with the 4s!
     
  14. cbutters macrumors member

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    has anyone checked to see if an iPhone bought no commitment from AT&T is unlocked yet?
     
  15. kamranwpi macrumors newbie

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    I got the AT&T 16GB at full price of $649, but don't have nano stupid sim to see if my T-Mobile will work in it.

    Any idea how to convert your T-Mobile micro sim to Nano?

    Thanks
     
  16. cbutters macrumors member

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    You shouldn't need a t-mobile nano sim to test... just put your IMEI code in at iphoneox.com and let us know if it says unlocked or not.
     
  17. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    You need to cut it out. That's the only way for now.
     
  18. IpadMania macrumors regular

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    US based att iphones purchased as device only here.

    One site says SIM LOCK: LOCKED
    One site says SIM LOCK : UNKNOWN
     
  19. cbw87 macrumors member

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  21. cbutters macrumors member

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    I can vouch for iphoneox.com, I checked a phone before unlocking, and it said locked... then I checked it after submitting the IMEI for unlocking and it told me that it was now unlocked (on a iPhone4). so, completely accurate for me, who knows for iphone5.
     
  22. IpadMania macrumors regular

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    I just checked an iphone 4S running on tmobile and it came up as LOCKED
     
  23. macboots macrumors newbie

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    just plug the phone tu itunes... if you get the "congratulations, its unlocked" message then thats it
     
  24. IpadMania macrumors regular

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    Can someone plug one of these ATT device only purchases into itunes and let us know if you see congratulations.
     

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