T-Mobile in USA, Locking unlocked Phones

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

  1. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

    Lostanddamned

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    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

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    The phone will not be locked.
     
  3. TitanApe macrumors member

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    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

    Applejuiced

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    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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