1. Eric808's Avatar
    Nevermind, I went back to the eBay site and put my IMIE # in to the checker and it reported that I was AT&T but the phone is already unlocked! Thank you guys for all your help!
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    10-04-2012 03:46 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    Nevermind, I went back to the eBay site and put my IMIE # in to the checker and it reported that I was AT&T but the phone is already unlocked! Thank you guys for all your help!
    Good to hear, Eric. Glad it worked out for you.


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    10-04-2012 04:13 PM
  3. Fafafoooey's Avatar
    Confirmed working.
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    10-04-2012 04:20 PM
  4. bpancevic's Avatar
    has anyone from Canada tried this?
    10-04-2012 07:58 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Worked like a champ! I know i could have probably harassed AT&T and got it for free sometime in the next 12 months but for $9, I'm not complaining!
    10-04-2012 09:31 PM
  6. mrxtc007_2k2's Avatar
    That helps. My basic questions are:

    1. I have a Verizon phone so I know it is unlocked already. So, I assume I can just pop in a SIM card when I say go to Germany from a local carrier and use their network. When I come home, I put in my Verizon SIM card and all is good. My question on that is do I have to do any sort of back-ups or syncs when I do this or is just this as simple as it seems?

    2. I assume based on your answer that there are SIM cards for say Alcatel in Mexico, Bell in Canada, and say Vodaphone for EU. I also assume there are companies that just have flat rates for each country and once you pop their card in, you are set regardless of where you are? In other words, I don't have to buy a specific card for use in Canada. I can but a card that is good in Canada or Mexico or Europe, however there may be different rates for each. Correct? and if so, what is my best bet? It seems what I see on ebay is questionable at best.
    1. Yes you can just pop in a local carriers sim card and your phone will work there, mo need to restore or back up anything.
    2. Like Peligro911 said...research whats available on line for the country you are going to or just wait I'll you get there. I recommend the pre-paid sim cards since you're only going to be there for a bit.

    It's really that simple, nothing to it.

    ---------- Post Merged at 08:46 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 08:42 PM ----------

    This is probably a stupid question, I received my "unlock screen". If I didn't restore from backup and restored as a new phone, will this void the unlock? Or is restoring from backup is just a convenience so you don't have to deal with adding everything back on your phone? I went through setting up my phone as new but I don't know if my phone is unlocked and I don't have another carrier's SIM. If anyone can help that would be great! Thanks
    http://dev.mk/ click on the link and then click on IMEI checker on the top left. Enter your IMEI number and it'll let you know if your phone is locked or not.
    Last edited by mrxtc007_2k2; 10-04-2012 at 09:46 PM. Reason: Link
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    10-04-2012 09:46 PM
  7. Big Zeus's Avatar
    Ok great. Also I am still under contract with them, however this phone was bought outright and the phone that was attached to the contract was sold. Does that matter?
    If it was bought outright a simple restore in iTunes should unlock it. Or putting an unsupported SIM card in. Those are the rumors I hear at least.
    10-04-2012 11:29 PM
  8. Cleveland's Avatar
    I got the unlock congrats message and I bought mine outright again this year like I did last year with the 4S and I'm on AT&T
    10-05-2012 03:10 AM
  9. Faris Sarkis's Avatar
    its interesting informations dude
    10-05-2012 03:39 AM
  10. corvarea2's Avatar
    After reading over all these post I still have a question. So i understand if i get my phone unlocked when i go to Rome later this year and i buy a prepaid sim card that i can buy one with lets say 100 min and be able to make calls and such. Do these cards also have data? and what are some websites that you guys like to go to find the best rates and such?
    10-05-2012 08:55 AM
  11. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    After reading over all these post I still have a question. So i understand if i get my phone unlocked when i go to Rome later this year and i buy a prepaid sim card that i can buy one with lets say 100 min and be able to make calls and such. Do these cards also have data? and what are some websites that you guys like to go to find the best rates and such?
    You're going to have a tough time finding a pre-paid nano-SIM card, just FYI.
    10-05-2012 08:57 AM
  12. Eileen89's Avatar
    After reading over all these post I still have a question. So i understand if i get my phone unlocked when i go to Rome later this year and i buy a prepaid sim card that i can buy one with lets say 100 min and be able to make calls and such. Do these cards also have data? and what are some websites that you guys like to go to find the best rates and such?
    Some prepaid cards have data included, however, most do not and charge extra for data at a much higher rate. You will have to check this before setting up your prepaid service. I get my T-Mobile PP cards off eBay.....That said, this thread is about unlocking the iPhone 5, so maybe you will get more help with your prepaid questions if you start up your own thread on that subject.
    10-05-2012 09:07 AM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    You're going to have a tough time finding a pre-paid nano-SIM card, just FYI.
    Agreed, cutting a micro sim down is probably going to be the only way till PP carriers get Nano SIMs in stock.
    10-05-2012 09:10 AM
  14. Ukilnme's Avatar
    Unlocked yesterday for $12.99, couple dollars more than the rest, but it worked. Right after restore " Congrats your iphone is unlocked" Now what? Wait for the others to provide nano sim? What the hell it will be OK. Just idea of knowing I can take the iPhone 5 with me. SATISFYING ENOUGH.
    10-05-2012 01:23 PM
  15. drknight's Avatar
    This worked 100%. Can't complain for $9 Anyone else unlock their iPhone 5 yet?-screen-shot-2012-10-05-4.07.49-pm.png
    10-05-2012 07:09 PM
  16. GreenDize12's Avatar
    Yup, except 2 thing. 1: I actually only paid $7.36 instead of $9 and I received the confirmation to Restore thru iTunes. #2 - as soon I plugged my phone too iTunes, it automatically deleted everything on my phone, which I found kind of odd because I don't have iTunes set up to sync automatically. I did the restore, got the Unlocked confirmation from iTunes, then proceeded to restore everything one by one. But hey, at least my 32GB iPhone is currently worth a $1000 on the grey market now. I'd definitely recommend this as they actually only took 3 hours instead of 24.
    10-06-2012 01:54 AM
  17. Big Zeus's Avatar
    Agreed, cutting a micro sim down is probably going to be the only way till PP carriers get Nano SIMs in stock.
    Which is quite easy if you have the sizes, a steady hand, and a sharp pair of scissors.
    10-06-2012 08:03 AM
  18. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Which is quite easy if you have the sizes, a steady hand, and a sharp pair of scissors.
    Yep, I did an experiment trying to use a Verizon sim from my android phone. I cut it down to size and it fit perfectly in the iPhone 5's sim tray and the system read it and acknowledged the service. However, it could not be activated because the system sees a difference in the traditional 4g sim and new iPhone sim. Apparently the Verizon system will not accept a 4g sim from an android phone inside the new iPhone. Don't know why though. Looking at the sims, there is a slight different pattern on the gold contacts.
    10-06-2012 08:12 AM
  19. dbudd27's Avatar
    I have a verizon iPhone 5 and the link says mine is locked. Didn't it come unlocked out of the box?
    10-06-2012 01:43 PM
  20. vietalogy's Avatar
    I have a verizon iPhone 5 and the link says mine is locked. Didn't it come unlocked out of the box?
    FCC mandatory Verizon's iPhone 5's to be unlocked.


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    10-06-2012 01:45 PM
  21. vietalogy's Avatar
    To cut down sims there are sim cutters for cheap on eBay just buy one and bring along on your trips.


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    10-06-2012 02:17 PM
  22. zrxoa1's Avatar
    Sim cutter would have been nice when I was cutting my sim down! LOL



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    10-06-2012 02:48 PM
  23. RG13's Avatar
    why are u guys restoring? lol all u have to do is pop ur sim card and it will worked no need for a restore
    10-06-2012 03:37 PM
  24. evorc's Avatar
    why are u guys restoring? lol all u have to do is pop ur sim card and it will worked no need for a restore
    Can you elaborate? If you don't have another sim and just AT&T, how can you verify it's unlock without restoring?
    Last edited by EvoRC; 10-06-2012 at 04:18 PM.
    10-06-2012 04:01 PM
  25. vietalogy's Avatar
    why are u guys restoring? lol all u have to do is pop ur sim card and it will worked no need for a restore
    I just did my friends iphone will test if you don't need to restore.


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    10-06-2012 06:25 PM
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