- Jan 17, 2009
Hey guys quick question. Is it possible to unlock crickets iphone 5 and use it on a gsm carrier? I ask cause Verizon's iPhone 5, if unlocked, could be used on AT&T 3G network.
oh. darn, thats def a blower.
did u try restoring ur iphone in itunes and then using a different carrier... i heard tht the iphone 5 gets unlocked wen u restore.. pls let know if it works ..
Please see my thread when I tried to use this in the UK http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=15994954&posted=1#post15994954did u try restoring ur iphone in itunes and then using a different carrier... i heard tht the iphone 5 gets unlocked wen u restore.. pls let know if it works ..
Yep, I paid a lot of attention to your experience, lol... Actually I think you have noticed that someone has tried out that the device also encountered the same problem in UK, not reporting an invalid SIM card but just keeps on searching for signal.Didn't notice my post was getting attention, sorry about that. Yes I tried the restore phone trick with no luck (when you finish the restore it says locked to cdma). I tried putting a cut down H2O card in (which had worked in a verizon iphone 5), and only got "searching". I was told by Cricket the the phone is unlocked for INTERNATIONAL USE ONLY!
EtanI can confirm that they "Told" me it was unlocked for international use, but I have not tried it. I have enough trouble getting Cricket service where they say I can expect to get it. WILL be returning the phone within the 30 day period. Totally dissatisfied with Cricket and would NOT recommend it anyone! Its really not worth it! Even T-mobile was cheaper and better than this!
Mine keeps saying Searching... when I put in a UK SIM Card. Have done all the restore and everything. There is a Carrier option right under Settings. When I try to set the Automatic off it'll search for a bit but then it says "Unable to load network list".Etan
Try to disable all cellular switching in settiing>network>
and then try to serch manual for provaider
That solve my problem after i do restore in itune
I have the same problem for about 2 houre.Mine keeps saying Searching... when I put in a UK SIM Card. Have done all the restore and everything. There is a Carrier option right under Settings. When I try to set the Automatic off it'll search for a bit but then it says "Unable to load network list".
Let me know how it goes. So does it say "Searching..." in the top right?I bought 2 iphone5's in the usa, one black and one white.
I activated the black one on crickets USA network, white one was never activated, then took both of them to vietnam.
I took the black iphone to 2 cell phone stores, both said it could not be unlocked. First one put a sim card in, but only waited about 1 minute before taking it out and saying it would not work. 2nd store just looked at the settings and said it was not possible.
I bought a mobifone SIM card, cut it down to fit in the iphone5 and after about 5 minutes of searching it located the network. Instead of saying Cricket in the top left hand corner it san VNphone or something similar, I forget now. I was very happy
So bolstered with this success I cut down a second sim card and put it into the white iphone, no luck. swapped the sim cards between the white and black phones and now netiher of them worked. After 10 minutes the black one finally worked. So the black one worked with both cards and the white one did NOT work with either cards.
after an hour I switched the black iphone to the original sim card since I knew the phone number associated with that card and it never found the net work again.
tha't my experience.
Also the voice mail on these cricket iphone5's has been a disaster. after owning it for a few days, all of my visual voice mails were erased and people that called me got a recorded message saying my number was not valid.
after an hour at the store and two days latter I got my voice mail back but visual voice mail was still not working. In vietnam I checked my voice mail and got a recorded computer message stating I had 80 new voice mails and my inbox was full. I only had 8 new voce mails.
I'll try to restore the phone in itunes, although Ive never done that before.