Legally Unlocked iPhone not working

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  1. tanujdude91 macrumors newbie

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    Hello ,
    I ordered a sealed legally unlocked iphone for myself from ebay .
    I just got it and it doesn't seem to work .
    I inserted my sim , connected to iTunes to activate the phone and this is what it says :

    The Sim Card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported .

    Here is a screenie - http://i41.tinypic.com/2h5vi9z.jpg

    Help appreciated .

    Regards,
    Tanuj
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Looks like whoever you bought it from ripped you off. If it says that it means it's locked. :( At least you can jailbreak it and unlock it yourself for free. ;)
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    What made the phone you bought off eBay "legally" unlocked? Where did it come from?
     
  4. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    This is the reason you don't buy expensive things off eBay. Get your money back, but I highly doubt their "very good" customer service will do anything. :rolleyes:
     
  5. tanujdude91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats scary . It costed me an extra $100 .

    The listing said so .
    This is what it said

     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    Haha. The listing said so?! Have you ever shopped on eBay or bought anything 2nd hand before?

    You live and learn I guess..
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    At least they weren't selling it for what normal unlocked iphone goes for ($600-$900). It was only $50 more. :)
     
  8. tanujdude91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So my iphone is locked for sure???
     
  9. tanujdude91 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    extra $100 actually .
     
  10. jmann macrumors 604

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    Pretty much. Unless you unlock it yourself. ;)
     
  11. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Why do people buy these unlocked phones from eBay anyway? It can be done pretty easily for free... Still legal, just not to Apple's liking ;)
     
  12. schizoidwoman macrumors regular

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    Your iPhone is locked for sure.
     
  13. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Just out of curiosity, what is the model number of your iPhone?

    (It's normally in the About screen of the phone's GUI, but if that's not available to you right now, it ought to have been printed on the outside of your "sealed" packaging.)

    Apple keeps a list of the countries in which the iPhone is sold, including an indication, for each authorized carrier, of whether the iPhone comes SIM locked out-of-the-box, of whether the carrier can perform an authorized unlock on the iPhone, and the iPhone model numbers sold in that country.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937

    If your model number corresponds to an iPhone sold in a country/carrier that doesn't provide out-of-the-box unlocked iPhones, then it's definitely a fake.
     
  14. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, its locked.

    "Legally" unlocked.. lol.. I would have done some research prior to spending anything extra on that..

    Its bad feedback time eh.
     
  15. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a

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    Funny,
    There was a time on these board were people didn't need to attempt to be so funny all the time...Okay, so the guy learned a difficult lesson, many of you don't need to pile it on...
     
  16. sallythemac Guest

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    That's a good way of finding out. Cheers for the info.
     

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