Need Help!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by XxWestinxX, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. XxWestinxX macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2011
    So I sold an extra iPhone 5 of mine on ebay. Some guy in malaysia bought it. I never opened or activated it before I sent it.

    However now he is messaging me telling me that he cant activate the phone

    and that he cant unlock it until it is activated.

    I dont want to give him the last 4 of my social to activate it, and then it will also kill my sim card...

    What should I do? Or what can he do? Does it have to be activated to be unlocked?
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    He has an American phone.. I'm assuming you got it via a carrier subsidy? He needs to pay someone to unlock it for him. If it's true that it needs to be activated first (I have no idea) he's outta luck unless he ships it back to you to activate.
  3. XxWestinxX thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2011
    Yah through ATT. Supposedly he said it cant be unlocked till its activated? Can someone comment on that?


    Appreciate any replies

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