Unlocking question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Boyd01, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

    Boyd01

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    I'm giving my old AT&T iPhone 4 to a friend from Europe so she can use it on T-Mobile while visiting the US. The phone still has my original SIM card. I no longer use this phone since I now have a 5s.

    I requested an unlock from AT&T and received an e-mail confirming that it was approved. I have followed all the instructions in the e-mail...

    After restoring, I erased the phone and went through the setup procedure again. How can I verify that the phone is really unlocked? When I go to Settings > General > About, it says Carrier: AT&T 14.2. Does that mean it is still locked, or is that just a result of it still having the original AT&T SIM card?

    Assuming that it really is unlocked, should I now erase the phone again then have my friend put her SIM card into it and set it up for her account?

    Sorry, I'm new to this unlocking stuff. :)
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Put a non-AT&T SIM into the phone. If it works you're fine.

    Just a result of the SIM that's in the phone.
     
  3. Boyd01 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Boyd01

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    Thanks, that's what I thought. But I was expecting some indication in settings menu that the phone is unlocked.
     
  4. ChittagongBoy macrumors member

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    There is no indication on the phone itself whether its unlocked or not.

    You can use this http://iphoneimei.info/
    to verify unlock, all you need to do is punch in your IMEI and wallah :)

    detail you will see :

    Telephone Technical Support: Expired
    Repairs & Service Coverage: May 5, 2014
    Carrier: Unlock
    SIM Lock: Unlocked

    cheers !
     
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    If you restore it though iTunes, you'll get a window saying it's unlocked right before iTunes asks you to set it up as new or restore from backup. Either that or insert a non-AT&T SIM card.
     

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