Problems activating new iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by danetello, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. danetello macrumors 6502

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    I decided to buy my iPhone 4S on ebay and I have received it today. The phone was brand new and sealed, when I tried to insert my UK 3 sim card to activate it, it shows this message:
    Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carrier's store to receive a replacement SIM card.
    The seller said it was unlocked, does this mean it is locked to a network?
    Or will I need the seller to activate it with his sim card and then I can use any network?
     
  2. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    You were sold a locked phone. Return it to get a refund. By the way where is the origin of the seller?
     
  3. Saileshbreaker macrumors regular

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    Yes it is locked to a carrier! From which country did you buy it? If USA then its most likely on AT&T
     
  4. danetello thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanks for the replies, is there any way I can unlock it myself or at least activate it? If I just bought a micro sim from the shop and tried to activate it, would it work?
    Also it was bought in the UK from a UK seller.
     

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