I recently bought a secondhand iPhone 5S (32GB) from gumtree, which I now know was a terrible idea. The iPhone was mentioned to be locked onto the Japanese network company "Softbank", to which I didn't really see as being an issue, as I naively thought you could unlock any phone at any phone unlocking shop. Oh, how I was wrong turns out none of the unlocking shops could unlock it because they had no idea what network "Softbank" was, so they all pretty much turned me away. I then turned to the internet for my solution, and stumbled across a website called "officialiphoneunlock.co.uk". Long story short, I ended up paying over 110 pounds to unlock it, then found out the website was a complete scam. Basically I now have a dud iPhone 5S that I can't seem to do anything with, which is such a shame. So, I guess this is my last attempt at some sort of resolution. I thought I'd ask you guys if there is anything whatsoever I can do to unlock my iPhone , or am I completely screwed? Any sort of comment or answer is appreciated, Cheers P.S. The phone is currently on the "set up" stage, cannot get past the activation part.