Website to ensure my iPhone 5 is still unlocked?

Myiphone7

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I did unlock fusion and got the iTunes Congratulations!

Any websites that can verify I'm still unlocked?
 

ProudLoz

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But a T-mobile sim card from ebay, t-mobile.com, or a retail store and just pop it in the iPhone 5. You're either looking for the "No Service" or "T-Mobile" where the carrier usually is to confirm that it's unlocked.
 

bigjnyc

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If you got the Congratulations message in iTunes then you're fine. Why would you think it got locked again :confused:
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Where can I buy the tmobile nano sim for iPhone 5?

If someone can send me a link that'd be awesome :)
Search on ebay for a tmobile nano sim or microsim.
I got a tmobile microsim for 99 cents shipped.
Then I just cut it down to nanosim size and just used it to confirm my unlock.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Simple-...170922996392?pt=SIM_Cards&hash=item27cbcdf2a8
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SIMPLE-...190738289616?pt=SIM_Cards&hash=item2c68e353d0
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-MOBIL...190738271419?pt=SIM_Cards&hash=item2c68e30cbb
 

Myiphone7

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Link00seven

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But a T-mobile sim card from ebay, t-mobile.com, or a retail store and just pop it in the iPhone 5. You're either looking for the "No Service" or "T-Mobile" where the carrier usually is to confirm that it's unlocked.
So if you get "No Service" you're good? I assume that if you're locked you get some other error message?
 

ProudLoz

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So if you get "No Service" you're good? I assume that if you're locked you get some other error message?
Yeah, if you're locked to a carrier, when you insert another SIM, it'll say something along the lines of "This SIM card is not compatible".

I can verify this since I've done it to my iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4 that I unlocked for someone who was using T-Mobile. I bought two SIMs, one to actually activate on my line and another one to replace it with my friend's T-Mobile Sim card since she didn't want to cut hers down.

The Sim I was planning to activate said "T-Mobile" on where the carrier usually is, and the other Sim Card (on the iPhone 4) said "No Service". However, the Micro-Sim (for my friend) from T-Mobile eventually changed to saying "T-Mobile" after a few minutes. I believe that the "No Service" eventually changed to "T-Mobile" since it had to scan for a carrier around the area, and once it found the T-Mobile service, it changed the carrier on the phone automatically.

Another thing you can look for, is in the Settings App, look for a new selection called "Carrier" right under the "Bluetooth" section in the Settings App. Once I put in an AT&T sim back in my iPhone, the "Carrier" section would disappear.
 
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