Anyone else unlock their iPhone 5 yet?

Eileen89

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I unlocked my AT&T iPhone 5 yesterday for $8.46 using "UnlockFusion". Took less than 12 hours to get the unlock from them. I think Verizon and Sprint iPhone 5's might come unlocked? However, not the ones from AT&T unless you pay full retail for it. If anyone is looking for a cheap way to unlock their new iPhone 5 and don't qualify to have it done by AT&T for free due to 2 year contract, I would recommend looking into UnlockFusion. They are quick to unlock and 100% legit.

Here's a link to their site. (Mods please remove if this link isn't allowed). https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-...e=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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Interesting...I've never heard of that company before (but i have seen these unlock codes being sold else where). You're the first person on this site i think I've actually read that used it and it worked and i trust the credibility of the report. I think I'll be giving them some business today...(especially with a trip over seas for a couple of weeks in the near future).
 

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Interesting...I've never heard of that company before (but i have seen these unlock codes being sold else where). You're the first person on this site i think I've actually read that used it and it worked and i trust the credibility of the report. I think I'll be giving them some business today...(especially with a trip over seas for a couple of weeks in the near future).

I was a little unsure myself, Sean, as I have never tried this before. But being locked into a 2 year contract with AT&T and no way to unlock from them till it's over, I decided to give UnlockFusion a shot since they were less that $9. As they say in that link, within 5 minutes after I paid they sent me a link via email to give them my iPhone 5's IMEI number. Then in less than 12 hours I received another email from them letting me know that my iPhone was unlocked. I got that message posted above the minute I restored my iPhone in iTunes... Good luck, Sean, I think you'll have a positive experience with these guys as well. :)


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Did this with both my 4S and 5. I used these same guys. Did through eBay though. Both unlocks within 12 hrs and both work with non At&T sim cards. Legit.
 

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So, color me confused. What is the advantage to unlocking a phone and can this be done on Verizon?

For AT&T (GSM), it adds the ability to use the phone on another GSM carrier (T-Mobile), or internationally but using a local SIM. I don't know about the previous models. but the iPhone 5 on VZW is already unlocked on the international GSM side.

It also appears that this particular entity only unlocks AT&T phones.
 

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The advantage is that you can put another carrier's SIM card in there and use it. If you travel a lot overseas, and want to use a local sim card from the country you are in, the phone must be unlocked. Otherwise you can leave your ATT sim card in there, and pay $2.00/minute, and $99999/mb.
 

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Paid the $8.46 at 7:30am this morning received the email conformation that my iP5 is unlocked at 8:30am. Will restore via iTunes when I get home tonight to confirm all is good...
 

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So, if going elsewhere (Canada, Europe) I can pop in another SIM for my Verizon phone and I am set since it comes unlocked?
 

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whoa, that's great! Do I just pop it in or do I have to go through a whole process each time? Also, any recs for a good source of said card?
 

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BTW, do I need to have a SIM from another carrier for the Unlock to work 100%?? Unfortunately, the AT&T nano SIM on my iPhone 5 is the Only SIM I have. I was gonna hold on the Unlocked so I can do it through Cellular Medic for $35. But if this is only a $9 fee I'm in!!
 

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BTW, do I need to have a SIM from another carrier for the Unlock to work 100%??

No... I have an AT&T iP5 and once I got the unlock verification email I restored in iTunes and the unlock was applied... no swapping of SIMs or anything. I then loaded the backup I made just prior to the restore and my iP5 is exactly as it was... just unlocked.
 

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For AT&T (GSM), it adds the ability to use the phone on another GSM carrier (T-Mobile), or internationally but using a local SIM. I don't know about the previous models. but the iPhone 5 on VZW is already unlocked on the international GSM side.

It also appears that this particular entity only unlocks AT&T phones.

They only unlock att cuz Verizon comes unlocked even for a AT&T sim or tmobile
 

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BTW, do I need to have a SIM from another carrier for the Unlock to work 100%?? Unfortunately, the AT&T nano SIM on my iPhone 5 is the Only SIM I have. I was gonna hold on the Unlocked so I can do it through Cellular Medic for $35. But if this is only a $9 fee I'm in!!

Actually you might. I used them to unlock my 4S and another company for my 5. When I purchased it on eBay for my 4S it listed 4 or 5 possible ways to unlock starting with a simple restore in iTunes. The first 2 methods did not work for my iPhone and I had to use the 3rd method that did require a non AT&T SIM card. At the end of the day all ways were pretty simple and the company was very helpful providing me with detailed steps for all of the methods so I would definitely recommend them. For my 5 the unlock went through with a simple restore and no other SIM card was required.

Plus, this not only let's you avoid crazy roaming fees, it increases your resell value.
 

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Getting mine unlocked now. Should have confirmation in a day or two. Why? Just because I wanted to, no other reason lol.
 

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Any similar function for an iPhone 4S on Verizon? Got the international unlock from Verizon so I'm going for traveling, but it would be great if I could jump to T-Mobile without replacing my phone.
 

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Any similar function for an iPhone 4S on Verizon? Got the international unlock from Verizon so I'm going for traveling, but it would be great if I could jump to T-Mobile without replacing my phone.

Pretty sure Verizon blocks US GSM carriers even when unlocked. You would need Gevey SIM I believe.
 

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