iPhone Questions: Unlocked SIM vs unlocked iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by elgrecomac, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    #1
    Unfortunately the search capability on the forum has been disabled due to a recent hack so I have to ask this question:

    What is the difference between a iphone that has been 'UNLOCKED' vs a SIM that has been UNLOCKED?

    The reason I ask is that I did an unlock on my ip5 about 6 months ago in anticipation of going to Europe and using a local SIM rather that get phoqued by ATT. I did an imei check on my phone and it says SIM lock = unlocked.

    Sorry for the rudimentary question.:confused:
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    There's no unlocked sim.
    If your phone is unlocked then it can use any gsm sim card in the world.
     
  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    It just means that the device is unlocked for any gsm SIM card, device unlocked. No such thing as sim unlocked.
     
  4. elgrecomac thread starter macrumors 65816

    elgrecomac

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    Thank you both

    I appreciate your answering my 'rookie' question. :)

    All the best,

    Elgrecomac
     

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