Will iPhone 5 AT&T phone work with ST if it's locked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by scotrinaf, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    I bought an unlock on eBay last week, finally got the notification that it was "unlocked" today, but I've done the whole, back/restore twice now and never got the "Congratulations, your phone has been unlocked" message...

    The reason I ask if it will still work with Straight Talk if it's locked is because I'm on Straight Talk, using APN settings from unlockit.co.nz and it's working fine, but if I try to do the TMobile SIM swap, it tells me the phone has to be activated...which leads me to believe it may not be unlocked...???

    Any help is greatly appreciated...
     
  2. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    If it's an AT&T iPhone(Locked), and you're using Straight Talks AT&T Sim, it will work.

    If you're using an AT&T iPhone (locked), with Straight Talks T-Mobile Sim, it will not work.

    Check your Lock Status: http://iphoneimei.info
     
  3. scotrinaf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How soon does that update? I just got it "unlocked" today...
     
  4. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure.. Probably a couple days?
     
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    it appears yours is still locked, get in touch w/ whoever unlocked it.
    Also, the restore has to be as NEW for the msj to pop up, then use backup to get things back.
     
  6. scotrinaf thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahhh, didn't realize that, I was just restoring putting everything back... I'll try that...
     

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