Unlocking iPhone 4 that is "technically" still under contract

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by achtungfemme, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. achtungfemme macrumors member

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    Okay - upgraded and bought an iPhone 4 a couple of weeks ago. Then my brother gave me his iPhone 4S. So I took the SIM card out of the iPhone 4 and put it in the 4S. Sold the iPhone 4 on Amazon, but the buyer wants to know if he can unlock it for tmobile.

    There is no SIM card in it, but is the phone itself still under contract? Do they contract the IMEI number therefore not allowing for an unlock until out of contract? Is this true?

    Or once you remove the SIM card, does that mean someone can unlock it?

    Please help! The buyer is asking for the IMEI number, but I am hesitant to give it out until I have the money in hand. Thanks!
     
  2. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    You can buy an IMEI unlock on eBay, they're pretty cheap, around $5. Don't give the guy the IMEI. Just let him know about the IMEI unlocks on eBay.
     
  3. cutienoua macrumors member

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  4. achtungfemme thread starter macrumors member

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    Looks like the guy cancelled his order. Thanks for your help though. Seemed fishy that he wanted my IMEI number. That's why I wanted to ask. Thanks!
     
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    He probably just wanted to see if it's unlocked or not.
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Technically it's not the phone that's under contract. It's your service.
     

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