Question About My iPhone 5S........

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  1. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    Curious couple if questions about my 5S.

    My model number reads ME296C/A. Which is Canadian correct?

    When I google that model it states it's an unlocked version. However, when I pop a tmo sim in, it asks for validation proving it's locked. Can't unlock it from att since I'm still under contract. Just found it weird that this model number is for a Canadian 5S and not att.

    Do they sell these models here as well as Canada?
     
  2. 617aircav Suspended

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    what website gave you that result? Are you sure its reliable?
     
  3. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Yes you are correct.
     
  4. Neverbepeace, Dec 10, 2013
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    Neverbepeace thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1653736

    Here.....

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    So they give away these model numbers here too....interesting.

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    Double :(
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How would it be a Canadian iphone if you bought it under contract with AT&T?
     
  6. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Ran his model number and it does say it from Canada.

    http://iphonefrom.com/
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    He didn't say where he got it. If it was used or sold on ebay or CL.
    If he got it under AT&T contract then it shouldn't be a Canadian model. Unless they use the same model numbers?
     
  8. Neverbepeace thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Forgot to mention it was a replacement from the apple store......
     
  9. murano macrumors member

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    Apple store in Canada or US?
    Where did you get the phone that you got a replacement for?
     
  10. Neverbepeace thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bought it from my local mom and pops wireless store....got the replacement here in the us.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Your responses make it more confusing.
    Is it an iphone tied up under contract with a specific carrier?
    Where did you buy it and what countries Apple store did you get it replaced?
     
  12. Neverbepeace thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my og iPhone 5S from my local mom and pops wireless store here in NY. Got it replaced at a local apple store here in NY. I live in NY.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Ok, when you bought it was it locked to a certain carrier or unlocked?
     
  14. Neverbepeace thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't buy it as an unlocked device. Just asked if it's att and he said yup. He did mention something about it being unlocked for international though which I didn't really get.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, AT&T locked iphones are NOT unlocked for international use.
    So does it work with AT&T sims? And if its an AT&T locked iphone then why do you expect it to work with Tmobile?
     
  16. Neverbepeace thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It definitely works with att service. Judging from the link I provided earlier with the model number details...it's states it's a Canadian unlocked device. So I thought it was unlocked.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.
    When you get a replacement from Apple you don't get an unlocked iphone when you hand in a locked AT&T iphone. You get the same lock/unlock properties. When they enter the serial number in their system to do the exchange is all handled automatically.
    Wishful thinking:)
     
  18. Neverbepeace thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Clearly I was simply asking if the model number they have for Canada sell over here. It does appear to be a Canadian 5S. What is the model number for att 5S's?
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure, either way it doesn't really matter what model number it is.
    Its a locked AT&T iphone.
     
  20. Neverbepeace, Dec 10, 2013
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    Neverbepeace thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My next question would be how att can lock a phone that is for Canada? Lol the world may never know...


    http://swappa.com/listing/QVH769/apple-iphone-5s-unlocked

    Same exact phone......
     

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