Should I be concerned with my unlocked 4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moosquared, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. moosquared macrumors regular

    moosquared

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    Should I be concerned that my iPhone 4S doesn't show the typical "congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked" message?

    I placed an order for a factory unlocked iPhone from apple store and it just arrived today. I was using BB before, so I called up AT&T, told them to switch my grandfathered data plan to an iPhone plan and everything went smoothly. I insert my ATT SIM card and do a restore on the iPhone, but I didn't see the "congrats" message. I had an unlocked iPhone 4 which I bought from Canada and it showed me the congrats message whenever I do a restore.

    Sooo.... is there any other way you can tell it's unlocked? Other than buying a different SIM card of course. :confused::confused:
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    I think you're fine. I bet you can call Apple and confirm.
     
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

    bandofbrothers

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    Your obviously worried so either try a colleagues / friends micro sim card or call/pop into your apple store to put your mind at rest.
     
  4. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't how that message in factory unlocked iPhones.
     
  5. moosquared thread starter macrumors regular

    moosquared

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    There are already several threads in the forum about iPhone 4S owners receiving the congratulations message. I know it's not a myth, because I owned a factory unlocked iPhone 4 and I did receive the message when I did a restore. It might be different with 4S, but I just want to make sure. Spent $900 to get the unlocked version and it'd suck horribly if I they sent me the wrong one.

    I'd probably go to an apple store tomorrow or buy a pre-paid t-mobile SIM and cut it. I just thought I can save the trouble of going to the store or buying if anyone here knows another way to confirm an unlock phone. :D

    Thanks all!
     
  6. IO01 macrumors member

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    My cousin can confirm. She just got her factory unlocked 4S yesterday, and she said that she didn't get the congratulations message either. I gave her a T-mobile prepaid micro SIM to test and she was able to make and receive calls. (Like me, her primary carrier is AT&T.)
     
  7. KPOM macrumors G5

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    For some reason, it is only the "AT&T unlocked" models that give that message. The factory unlocked models don't.
     
  8. gb21 macrumors newbie

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    Mine doesn't show either, now that you mention it. the "contract free" phone I had been using (and will return) did.

    But I am using the unlocked with with t-mobile right now.
     
  9. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    why dont you insert sim on and see is there signal ? if yet that mean is ok , if no signal that mean apple doesn't sold never lock version which mean official version after restore it turn to lock , i have been talk about this alot in this forum but no one believe me , they all say apple unlock manufactury ,so now i'm right
     

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