Will Apple exchange a locked CAD iPhone 4 for a US AT&T Model?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by roflc0pter, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. roflc0pter macrumors regular

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    I recently bought a used iPhone 4 online to use with AT&T in the United States. The model I bought appears to be from Canada (MC605CLL/A) and is locked to Bell (Canada Carrier.) I thought it would be factory unlocked but I guess not. Therefore, my AT&T SIM is not valid for this phone.

    My question is, would the Apple store exchange it for a AT&T locked model? The phone is under warranty for another year and appears to be in almost new condition. If not, I will simply just try to return it back to the seller.
     
  2. gngan macrumors 68000

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    No. If you get a replacement then it will still be locked to Canadian's carriers.
     
  3. macingman macrumors 68020

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    You may be able to pay the Canadian carrier a small fee to have it unlocked. You should check the carriers website.
     
  4. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Contact the carrier. They will tell you whether or not they will unlock your phone. If they will not, return it to the seller - if you can...

    -t
     
  5. profets macrumors 68040

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    There's no way Bell will unlock it for you. How did you buy online, ebay? I would always be careful of buying an iPhone unlocked, need to have some sort of proof to show its not locked to a carrier (plugging to iTunes, or receipt from Apple store for example).
     

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