Help me AT&T

Scholar

Help me AT&T

Hi There Smiley Wink

 

I recentley recieved one of your iPhone 4 handsets in white from a lovely seller on eBay

anyway I was wanting to know if you could in anyway advise me about unlocking it in any type of way

 

I keep getting a USB icon and iTunes icon on the display and a message saying no Sim card installed!

oviousley I cannot place a simcard in it yet as it's locked to you guys so i was desperatley hoping you could help me

 

Anyway im in the United Kingdom

the phone was ment as a backup spare phone and more then anything a iPod

 

so here im awaiting your humble response

 

cheers

 

K.Rae

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Professor

Re: Help me AT&T

customer base forum AT&T does not Monitor this forum, on the other Hand AT&T or apple will **NOT** unlock your iphone so you are out of luck.maybe resell it and try to find a  unlocked one.

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Scholar

Re: Help me AT&T

Oh gawd really? thats not good news is there anychance AT&T can ship me out a freebie PAYG non activated sim card i just need to get it passed the stupid USB activation stuff really then Smiley Wink

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Professor

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Kerry78 wrote:
Oh gawd really? thats not good news is there anychance AT&T can ship me out a freebie PAYG non activated sim card i just need to get it passed the stupid USB activation stuff really then Smiley Wink



i am not sure if AT&T will ship out side the united states to a non customer.

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Scholar

Re: Help me AT&T

do at&t browse here ?

or do you have a direct email for them if so can you give it to me Smiley Tongue

 

why do iPhones have to be awkward

I can get any of the phones unlocked from Vodafone UK

I currentley have a HTC sensation with them and they will unlock it for me if I asked lol

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Professor

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Kerry78 wrote:

do at&t browse here ?

or do you have a direct email for them if so can you give it to me Smiley Tongue

 

why do iPhones have to be awkward

I can get any of the phones unlocked from Vodafone UK

I currentley have a HTC sensation with them and they will unlock it for me if I asked lol



Customer based forum, no AT&T  employee's montior this forum.  and no Direct email to AT&T!

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Mentor

Re: Help me AT&T

Neither AT&T or Apple will unlock any US sold iPhone for any reason.

AT&T does not monitor these forums to provide support, they only ensure that we play nicely here.

There is no email contact for AT&T.

 

Your options are:

  • Sell the iPhone.
  • Return it to whomever you purchased it from.
  • Seek out unofficial methods to unlock the device.

 

No one here can help you beyond that.  We cannot discuss unofficial ways to unlock iPhones.

And before you ask, NO, AT&T is not required to unlock devices.

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Scholar

Re: Help me AT&T

Apple sell unlocked sim free handsets ive seen them on the US site

they also sell them here in the UK aswell although pretty expensive Smiley Wink

 

Im sure I can find a an alternative way to get it running

if I had the sim card I could then access Safari from it amongst other stuff

 

such a shame they cannot be unlocked really Big shame! Woman Surprised

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Professor

Re: Help me AT&T

Apple does sell unlocked iPhones as well as locked ones. Unfortunately, you specifically have to buy the unlocked phone from them. They won't unlock any US iPhone that was sold as locked. It has been that way in the US ever since the first iPhone.
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Former Employee

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Kerry78 wrote:

Apple sell unlocked sim free handsets ive seen them on the US site

they also sell them here in the UK aswell although pretty expensive Smiley Wink

 


Apple does sell unlocked iPhones!.. But that's not the one you bought. You can buy a sim card on eBay. If you bought a locked phone on eBay and no where in item's description was it specified that it was locked, you can dispute the sale and get your money back in full.

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To add to this - depending on which version of iOS is on there, you may not be able to unlock it under any circumstances. None of the unlockers, not even the Gevey SIM, have managed to unlock iOS 5 (yet).

 


Kerry78 wrote:

Apple sell unlocked sim free handsets ive seen them on the US site

they also sell them here in the UK aswell although pretty expensive Smiley Wink

 

Im sure I can find a an alternative way to get it running

if I had the sim card I could then access Safari from it amongst other stuff

 

such a shame they cannot be unlocked really Big shame! Woman Surprised




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Scholar

Re: Help me AT&T

iOS 5 has only just come out though the White iPhone 4 wouldn't have this pre-installed to it originally!

I honestley don't know what Software version it has on it either it was reset back to factory settings and it

came up with the USB like they do

 

Btw Plugged it into iTunes ran a Restore and turning the phone on its going about setup I even

able to activate Wi-Fi etc but after that it comes up about the Sim card!

 

I will have to try and obtain a at&t simcard somehow and see if that helps

once I get into the phone and able to use it (im aware of the naughty things you can do to it from there) Smiley Happy

 

 

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Mentor

Re: Help me AT&T

What phone carrier is it originally for? If it is suppose to be for att, you can just order a att sim card for like $5 on the site.

http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-details/?device=AT%26T+SIM+Card&q_sku=sku9...
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Master

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XurXes wrote:
What phone carrier is it originally for? If it is suppose to be for att, you can just order a att sim card for like $5 on the site.
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The iPhone is locked to AT&T, so it's an AT&T iPhone supposed to be using AT&T service and nothing else.

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Mentor

Re: Help me AT&T

Well then he shouldn't have a problem using att.
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