iPhone What can you/they do with IMEI?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hoon2999, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. hoon2999 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2012
    Just curious. I'm want to unlock my iPhone 4 before I sell them on ebay(I still have 3-4months left with the contract). And I seen many people recommending using unlocking websites since they are cheap($10-$40) and easier process. But I was wondering what if the website that I use is a fake/scam. I personally don't worry about losing 10-40 bucks. But what else can be happen other than losing money? What can they do with my IMEI numbers? From my understanding, every cellular phones have their own electrical device numbers(IMEI) and it is used to identify themself when connecting to celluar tower/network. But I can't think of any way that they could use it for their profits.

    Any information will be appreciate :)
  2. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2010
    Pasadena, Ca
    Use ebay user unlock_fusion he has unlocked hundreds of members on here he's legit.
  3. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    There is a big thread here about IEMI unlocks and who is legit etc a few post down..
  4. hoon2999 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2012
    Yes. I heard about them and willing to try. But your post does not answer my question :(
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601


    Oct 13, 2010
    Not that much, if it is a scam they are after your money.
  6. jonslider macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2010
    > But what else can be happen other than losing money?

    I don't know of anything. Do you?

    > your post does not answer my question

    true, maybe your question is not valid?

    part of what makes it not valid is that you offer no hypothetical possibility to answer your own question. That makes others feel like you are asking them to do your work for you. It also puts others in the position of having to prove that something does NOT happen. In this case, something unnamed and unknown.

    Generally, questions that ask for proof of something that does NOT happen, are NOT valid.

    It is MUCH easier to prove what DOES happen, than what does not.

    In this case, if you pay for a SIM unlock, you get what you paid for, a SIM unlock. That is Affirmative.

    enjoy your unlock
    don't worry, be happy :)

    ps, I just unlocked my iPhone 5 with cutyoursim. It worked!

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