T-Mobile in USA, Locking unlocked Phones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lostanddamned, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2009
    London, UK
    I am looking to travel over to the USA for 10 days to visit some friends soon, and I was thinking of using T-mobiles no annual contract sim only deal.

    When I look into activating this, it asks for my phones IMEI number. The only reason I can think of for this is to lock my phone to their network

    This would obviously be a complete pain in the proverbial, does anyone know if this is the case (I know that they do this in the UK)
  2. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    The phone will not be locked.
  3. TitanApe macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Giving them the info won't lock your phone. All it does is help them identify the phone your using on their network.

    They required that info for my Nexus 4 and it is as unlocked as the day I bought it.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You are mistaken.
    It is not to lock the iphone to their network. Locking is only done when someone purchases a phone subsidized by the particular carrier with a contract agreement.

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