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09-16-2012, 08:47 AM #261
Just to clear up some confusion apple is the one that actually processes the unlocks. It is their server, they do it. However the carrier is the one that has to actually request it. So apple will not lock or unlock a iPhone locked to a certain carrier without their request.
09-16-2012, 09:28 AM #262
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09-16-2012, 09:32 AM #264
Xclusive your problem is AT&T, not the ebay seller, and probably not even the sim card, it's just AT&T messing with you, like i said earlier just go to a AT&T store and talk to the guy,maybe even a supervisor (if your lucky enough to find one) and see if they can sort it our for you.
09-16-2012, 09:46 AM #265
Well I think his issue is somewhat to do with the ebay seller. I have looked into how these IMEI unlocks get done through "unofficial" means and basically came back with two ways.
1: The seller is using people's ATT accounts to request ATT to unlock the phone. This is super cheap for them (free in some cases) which is why they are able to charge such a low fee (this ebay guy is probably in this category). So they have to continually get people's account info through whatever means (ATT retailer maybe) and request them. This is probably why he lists it as a 99.5 percent success rate sice using peoples accounts will mean ATT may be more aware of things that would prevent the unlock from being processed, which may explain why his unlock initially went through but was then reversed.
2: The seller negotiates some kind of deal with a contact or multiple contacts at ATT (or pretty much any carrier) and they pay that contact to submit the IMEI's to Apple. This method will obviously cost the seller more so their prices will be higher but I imagine the success rate will be higher since none of the carrier policies for unlocking will come into play. This is the way I believe the larger IMEI unlocking sites are getting the unlocks done and is definitely the safer, more reliable way.
IMO #2 would be my choice, for a little more money I know I am not going to have the same kind of issues, and will have WAY better customer service. I have seen in multiple places (and have personal experience) dealing with this unlockfusion guy on ebay where it takes him forever to answer a question, if at all.
Not to mention that someone using other people's ATT accounts to process unlocks is very shady.
09-16-2012, 09:52 AM #266
for all we know unlock_fusion might be composed of workers of the carriers.
09-16-2012, 10:01 AM #267
09-16-2012, 10:31 AM #268
RCM, iPhone 4 was the first to be offered to other carrier not 4S btw.
Last edited by xclusiveiphone; 09-16-2012 at 10:47 AM.
09-16-2012, 11:40 AM #269
It has been days since I put in my request and I never heard back from AT&T. Just tried my sister's T-Mobile microSIM in my AT&T phone and it worked! Didn't have to connect to a PC or restore / wipe anything.
09-16-2012, 11:55 AM #270
Submitted it and got an email 2 days later stating, We cannot complete your request because we found no valid current or former mobile or account number for this request.
09-16-2012, 12:22 PM #271
I will use one of the more costly unlock services in the future.
Thanks for the insight and honesty but I feel pretty misled. :-(
I think it would be in ModMyi's best interest to not 'recommend' this seller anymore.
09-16-2012, 12:39 PM #272
Personally, paying more will not guarantee that the seller use method 2 because their goal is to profit as much as possible off one sale.
09-16-2012, 12:50 PM #273
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09-16-2012, 01:05 PM #276
In any case the "legitimacy" of it can be called into play in all of the methods outside applying to ATT directly to have it unlocked. #1 is just further down the "wrong path" so to speak than #2.
09-16-2012, 01:26 PM #277
This thread has gotten so far off the actual topic, and it has gotten so "he said/she said," that I've unsubscribed to it. Let's all move on.Senior
09-16-2012, 01:32 PM #278
Xclusive, I owe you an apology. You're still not operating with the correct definition of "scammer" where 0% of people get what they pay for. But you've had legitimate problems with this seller that should call into question the reliability of his service and more importantly his methods.
Thanks Simon and Blkcadi and everyone for their help. I'm unlocked and thankful for it. I will not use UnlockFusion again.
09-16-2012, 01:38 PM #279
Offical iphone unlock- these guys uses method 2 and its definetly legit, i used it on my girls iphone 4 two days before july 4th and got it on the 4th. it was pricey as hell before, i payed $100+ before but it was worth it but now they have lowered the price. they use pounds as their currency, before it was 69 pounds for an unlock iphone 4 locked to at&t US but now its 34.99 pounds (about $58). that price is the same for 4S too.
for customer service, these guys are great with it. they have a facebook page, so if you use facebook you can "like" them. they are constantly talking about doing deals with different carriers. i also know a few users on here used them as well.
so with all that said @xclusiveiphone, i would just stop right now and use another unlock service. calling won't get you anywhere, its better to see at&t or apple in person but i dont know what you would say about the unlock since they can see (info) everthing on their side. im not saying to use what i stated by all means use it if you want or find another unlock service just do some research on that particular service though. but when or if you do use another unlock service, unlock 1 phone first not 2, try it out first.
anyways credits to Simon because i got that site from him on another thread..
09-16-2012, 01:49 PM #280