Unexpected unlocked iPhone 5s
I purchased an iPhone 5s 64GB Space Gray (GSM) AT&T model at full price of US$849. I had hoped that unlocked phones would be available but was told not yet. I figured that with the 30 day return policy I could exchange it when unlocked models were available.
Out of curiosity I decided to use Check IMEI - IMEI.info to see if it confirms that my phone is indeed locked. The web site surprised me by saying the phone was unlocked. I then got the bright idea to test this by using a T-Mobile SIM which I did not have. I ended up at SIM Card details from T-Mobile and found that T-Mobile would send me a Pay As You Go SIM for 0.99¢, $1.05 with tax. I put it in my phone a little while ago and it happily displayed the T-Mobile logo up in the corner.
Since I am doing some international travel in November and December this is great news.
- 09-30-2013, 07:03 PM #2
- 09-30-2013, 07:11 PM #3
Re: Unexpected unlocked iPhone 5s
AT&T model usually is always unlocked long as you don't activate it on AT&T. Once you activate it, it's locked to them. I've been using T-Mobile with the iPhone since the 2G. I've owned every model, and it's been the same. Glad to know they haven't changed.
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