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Mon, Oct 29, 2018 11:41 PM

Unlocking a used iPhone

I'm trying to unlock a used iPhone 7, but I'm getting the error "The IMEI you entered does not appear to be an AT&T wireless phone or tablet."

- I believe the phone to be locked to AT&T, but how can I tell for sure?

- If it is locked to AT&T, how can I figure out what the problem is in order to unlock it? (It was purchased used, and is more than 2 years old, so I would expect post paid plans to be already paid for.)

 

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@Mmmsoap wrote:

I'm trying to unlock a used iPhone 7, but I'm getting the error "The IMEI you entered does not appear to be an AT&T wireless phone or tablet."

- I believe the phone to be locked to AT&T, but how can I tell for sure? Put a non-ATT SIM card into the phone. If you don’t get a “sim not supported” message, the phone is not locked to ATT. Unfortunately, that won’t prove the phone is locked to ATT, it only proves the phone is locked to somebody. If you then put an ATT SIM card into the phone and it gets service, then it is locked to ATT. There are also websites where you can enter the imei and it will tell you whether or not it is locked and to who. You would need to google those sites.

- If it is locked to AT&T, how can I figure out what the problem is in order to unlock it? (It was purchased used, and is more than 2 years old, so I would expect post paid plans to be already paid for.) If it is locked to ATT, that message usually means the phone was never activated on ATT and ATT has no record of it. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the solution is.

 


 

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