iPhone factory unlock question

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  1. pogoyoyo

    pogoyoyo Member

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    With all of my troubles with activating my iphone, i call fido. They tell me to ask apple for an unlocked iphone. I ask him how it works he tells me it will come unlocked but as soon as u do an update it will stay locked to the company whos sim card is inside the iphone at the time... is that true? Theres no way for apple to permanently unlock the iphone?
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    This is strange!!
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    Yeah idk if its true tho.
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    I have no experience with them personally but have read that a factory unlocked iPhone will remain unlocked regardless.

    I would be very interested to hear if Apple actually sends you an unlocked phone.
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    well they have to now because they replaced my phone and i restored it and its asking me to put in the original sim card that came with the iphone.. which makes no sense because its not my original iphone because its most likely refurbished..
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    I have a factory unlocked iPhone and I've upgraded, restored, DFU'ed many times. Still unlocked~ Works with my Vodafone NZ sim, Vodafone AU sim, Indonesia XL sim and US AT &T
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    Thats what I would hope a factory unlocked phone would do...

    Any interest in getting me one?

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    just send your phone to apple, going to the apple store wont get anything solved, i got another ( second ) iphone replacement yesterday and well i believe once i restore its gonna be screwed up again.. this time im sending the phone to apple and gonna b*tch at them till they agree to send an unlocked one so i dont have the problem again

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