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Lat question :-) Even though im not in the original country the phone is from, and I put a UK sim card in the phone, how will it activate cause
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    Lat question :-) Even though im not in the original country the phone is from, and I put a UK sim card in the phone, how will it activate cause it cannot establish a connection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamzaanS View Post
    Lat question :-) Even though im not in the original country the phone is from, and I put a UK sim card in the phone, how will it activate cause it cannot establish a connection?
    I'm not following you...

    you just need to insert the UK sim into the sim tray, open itunes and it will activate the phone, then follow the gevey instructions to unlock

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    Just to add abit of info, if it was brand new & on O2, then yes, it'd be locked to the O2 network.. What you might want to consider doing is getting it unlocked, with UK phones you don't have the issue like I've seen with AT&T of needing an existing contract & blah blah.. Here it's simply a case of.... As long as the phone hasn't been barred by the network (stolen), you can get the lock removed (in the UK a lot of folk get new phones on an upgrade & just sell it on). I would say purchase an unlock online... May cost abit more in the short term, but in the long run, you will never have to worry about baseband updates or different gevy's. If you want to stay down the gevy route though, an O2 pay as you go simcard will do the job (& a microsim cutter). Hope that's kinda helpful.

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    A bit more info... Use an eBay unlocker to identify which carrier your phone is locked to. I used a UK eBay O2 unlocker, who then said he got a failed unlock request back from Apple as it was infact locked to Orange. I explained my O2 contracted iPhone (purchased from Carphone Warehouse) did indeed have an Orange sim in it and that neither Orange or O2 could unlock it. The eBay unlocker then used Carphone Warehouse's phone database to send an unlock request to Apple, 7 days later it was unlocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC_Dave View Post
    A bit more info... Use an eBay unlocker to identify which carrier your phone is locked to. I used a UK eBay O2 unlocker, who then said he got a failed unlock request back from Apple as it was infact locked to Orange. I explained my O2 contracted iPhone (purchased from Carphone Warehouse) did indeed have an Orange sim in it and that neither Orange or O2 could unlock it. The eBay unlocker then used Carphone Warehouse's phone database to send an unlock request to Apple, 7 days later it was unlocked.
    Which ebay seller did you use?

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    Hi, it was uk eBay seller mobile_mystry, he has no items listed at the moment, I used him last March but you could send him a message explaining your problem.

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    Hi guys.

    Just an update: After few weeks I finally managed to get my iPhone 4s activated and unlocked with a website called Unlock iPhone, Official iPhone Unlock, Apple iTunes Unlock within less then 24 hours. It costed me 50.00 but they give you 25.00 back if you make a video testimonial which I did. The phone was never activated nor did I have the original sim card with me. All I had to do is connect it to iTunes and your phone works. Its an official IMEI unlocker and well worth it for 25.00. Please note that I tried many GEVEY sims to get it activated but it did not work. Highly recommend these guys to anyone who is facing a similar problem that I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamzaanS View Post
    Hi guys.

    Just an update: After few weeks I finally managed to get my iPhone 4s activated and unlocked with a website called Unlock iPhone, Official iPhone Unlock, Apple iTunes Unlock within less then 24 hours. It costed me 50.00 but they give you 25.00 back if you make a video testimonial which I did. The phone was never activated nor did I have the original sim card with me. All I had to do is connect it to iTunes and your phone works. Its an official IMEI unlocker and well worth it for 25.00. Please note that I tried many GEVEY sims to get it activated but it did not work. Highly recommend these guys to anyone who is facing a similar problem that I had.
    Thanks for sharing the info...

    So did you just give them the phone's IMEI and connected to itunes.....and you received the unlocked message?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
    Thanks for sharing the info...

    So did you just give them the phone's IMEI and connected to itunes.....and you received the unlocked message?
    Hi Evo, yes you give them your IMEI number as well as your carrier that you currently locked to thereafter they will get backed to you once its unlocked on there side by email which was like within 8 hours. Then you have to do is connect the iPhone to iTunes and you will get a message saying "Congratulations, your iPhone is now unlocked". It was that simple :-)

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    Ah yes Simon has used that site before as well. I hear good things about it, if you are willing to pay for it. Good thing about it is, it's a permanent unlock.

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    I have an iPhone 4s Verizon and went to that website and paid 19.99. I have been waiting for a response from them for 5 days now. I think it's quite some time. Do I just keep waiting??? And how do I do that video thing to get a discount 😁? Thanx in advance

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    You should request your money back, they cannot unlock your 4s for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zabloot View Post
    I have an iPhone 4s Verizon and went to that website and paid 19.99. I have been waiting for a response from them for 5 days now. I think it's quite some time. Do I just keep waiting??? And how do I do that video thing to get a discount 😁? Thanx in advance
    They can't do Verizon yet. 19.99 is a pre-order price, it says that right on their site. No telling when or if they will get Verizon unlocking up and going.

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    Thank you very much for the reply. I will call them and request a refund. I heard from a friend that there is a website that charges around $75 and they unlock AT&T iPhones in less than 10 minutes I googled and searched for a reliable site but didn't find anything. Any comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zabloot View Post
    Thank you very much for the reply. I will call them and request a refund. I heard from a friend that there is a website that charges around $75 and they unlock AT&T iPhones in less than 10 minutes I googled and searched for a reliable site but didn't find anything. Any comments?
    that is highly unlikely to have it done that quickly, there is a processing time

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