Official Unlocked iPhone 4S - Questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Braulioe, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Braulioe macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2006
    My unlocked iPhone 4S just arrived via FedEx from Apple.

    Are there any special things you need to do to activate the phone?

    The log in screen says to insert an unlocked micro SIM. I wonder if the SIM from my locked ATT iPhone 4 will work?
  2. Braulioe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2006
    Ok...I have this figured out. I was thrown for a loop when the new unlocked iPhone asked for an unlocked SIM.

    I inserted the old micro SIM from my iPhone 4 and the new unlocked phone is now operating....
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    By "unlocked" all they mean is that there is no PIN, since that can interfere with the iTunes activation process.

    Anyway, it's good to see that these are starting to arrive.
  4. jokemjokester macrumors member


    Jan 12, 2009
  5. raphaeltecsonmd macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2011
    I just got my unlocked iphone 4s today. Do I need to be connected to the Internet when activating my Iphone?


    follow up question: It it necessary to put the micro SIM card before I can activate the iphone?
  6. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    Some carriers issue SIMS that are locked to a particular phone (and thus will only work with said phone), hence why the iPhone is asking for an unlocked SIM.

    AT&T's sims are "unlocked" in this sense.

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