I have a factory unlocked (by AT&T) phone and I'm using it on T-Mobile US and iMessage and FaceTime won't work. iMessages won't send to the email that is supposed to work, and my phone number is greyed out. But they apparently activated (I got a bunch of stupid charges from the international text!) so $$$ is not the problem. Also, it's not jailbroken or anything.
I activated my iphone 4 to tmobile from att. Receiving/making call and text works well. But iMessage and Facetime is not working with my phone number, it just sending with my email address!I tried to change the receiving address to phone number but on my phone (setting-message-iMessage section), phone number bar is showing as verifying; same as on Facetime. Also its gray out and not possible to tab though. And finally verifying status changes to error... Even though my phone number seems as correct format with +1-XXX-XXX-XXXX. I have ios5.1 with 4.12.01?
The mobile number entered for facetime and imessage in 'verifying' state for ever. It also charged 3-4 times for international sms but still my mobile number is not activated for imessage and facetime. This service is not available for India.
The internet/LTE on my iphone has stopped working for everything besides phone, iMessage, Facetime (email, safari, and facebook all say they need internet access).Â I've reset my network, did a soft reset (home and power button). I have internet connectivity since I can do video facetime. What are my next steps to get safari working
Just wondering have anyone try purchasing the new unlocked 3GS from Apple directly and use it in the states with AT&T? I send one down to US and my friend is saying he got a "Sim card inserted in this phone does not appear to be supported" message.
how I can get my iMessage and Facetime working again? I have an iPhone 4S with it on airplane mode and wireless on. It was working fine and then like magic, it says "waiting for activation". I am studying abroad in England and it goes in and out.
an user of O2 iphone4 unlocked months ago, and I successfully activated FaceTime days ago. However, In wifi condition, my iphone4 cannot react to the Facetime invitation by Mac or other iphone4 and can not send the invitation as well.
I'm using my moms unlocked iPhone 3gs from AT&T, and i am currently using it on T-Mobile and i want to send my parents texts.Whcih they have no IOS device so when i send a text, it sends as imessage and not a text.So what can i do to activate imessage it's unsuccessful ?
I just bought a (supposedly) factory unlocked iphone from ebay. However, when I switched it on, I can see an app called blackra1n on the 2nd page. Does this mean that it is actually just jailbroken?As I understand - blackra1n is used to jailbreak iphones but not to unlock them, so is it possible that the phone is factory unlocked and jailbroken with blackra1n at the same time? Is there any way I can check if its actually factory unlocked? There aren't any other apps like Cydia on there, just black ra1n.
I bought yesterday a used iPhone 3GS. The iPhone works with any SIM card great, and it doesn't have CYDIA nor INSTALLER nor BlackRa1n app installed. If I turn it off and then on again, it keeps working just fine with my SIM. It has currently iPhone OS 3.1.2.Is there a way to check if this iPhone is Factory Unlocked?
It's been a while since I've logged into the forums. Since I've only been lurking for advice for ages, I figure it's time I actually gave something back. Below, a few notes on my journey into factory unlocked iPhone land.So about a year ago, I bought a 'new' iPhone 2G off eBay to replace one I had stolen a couple months earlier. Unlike my original 2G, this one got knocked around quite a bit, including several drops on concrete and tile. The screen was, mercifully, okay, but the home button was hard to press, the vibrate function was off-and-on, and the phone was getting bogged down by OS 3.1 besides. Once I heard about OS 4, and how I wouldn't be able to get it on my old phone, I decided it was time for a new one. WHY UNLOCK? So why even bother unlocking? Well, for one, I've been buying and software-unlocking my phones because I loathe AT&T's coverage, and am enjoying a T-Mobile plan at about 30% off the equivalent AT&T price. Considering 3G is spotty wherever I am, and I have wi-fi in most places I hang out anyway, I'm willing to live with EDGE.
The jailbreak feature is really handy, too, because I'm a stats nut who loves scrobbling to last.fm. There is (and for the foreseeable future, will be) no background scrobbler to send my recent tracks to last.fm without a Cydia app. But I digress…
I finally got fed up with the cat-and-mouse game, constantly worrying about bricking my phone, and enduring the performance issues I have been since 3.1+unlock. Note the difference: a software unlocked phone means you can buy a (cheaper) locked phone, but you have to wait for the most excellent iPhone Dev Team to deliver a version of Pwnage before you can upgrade. Plus, I noticed a lot of performance issues with my older iPhone. A factory unlocked phone was never locked by a carrier, and really does mean any SIM, any time, anywhere--NO QUESTIONS. But where to get one?
BUYING This is the tricky part. You basically have three choices to get a "legally" (factory) unlocked phone:Buy one for $850+ on a reputable site like Buy.com, TigerDirect, or a host of US and UK sites. Give a friend going to one of a number of unlocked-iPhone countries a bunch of money to buy an unlocked phone for you. Buy one for $600+ on eBay.I opted for option 1. How do US/UK companies get these phones, when there are no unlocked carriers in either country? Essentially, they're surplus phones being bought up by wholesalers and then sold to big computer parts companies like TigerDirect. My phone actually carries a Hong Kong part number, but there were no other markings (print, instructions, etc.) for me to tell the difference.** EDIT: Jersey in the UK's Channel Islands also sell the phones unlocked. Probably a spendy trip for US customers, though. phones are definitely expensive: $700 for an 8GB iPhone 3G all the way to as much as $1300 for a 32GB iPhone 3GS. I got mine for a little over $800 thanks to a Buy.com error (which they and Tiger Direct honored, much to my surprise!).Option 2 is cool, if you have a trustworthy friend.Option 3 can be dangerous. A lot of sellers will try to blur the line between software unlocked phones (using the very awesome iPhone Dev Team's unlocking software) and factory unlocked phones (which were never locked in the first place). BE AWARE OF WHAT YOU'RE BUYING. Ask for the part number. Google it, and if it's legit, you should see multiple search results online linking the part # of the iPhone you want to buy with a country with unlocked iPhones. If not, don't fall for the scam. It might be a software unlocked phone, which is definitely not worth the $600+ you'll be paying. Or it could be an iKnockoff, which is just a jerk move all around. UNLOCKING hen I was doing research, I read some conflicting info on this one. But rest assured: IF YOUR PHONE IS LEGIT FACTORY UNLOCKED, YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT ANY EXTRA PRECAUTIONS. PERIOD. Just insert a SIM card, plug it into iTunes, and it'll register and activate the phone just as if you had a normal AT&T account (or whatever your national iPhone carrier is). That's it. It doesn't matter what country you're in when you unlock, nor does it matter which country's iTunes Store you're registered with, nor does it matter what country your part # is associated with. Just plug in your phone and go. If you're having problems, it might be a phone issue, or you might not actually have a clean, factory unlocked phone. HOWEVER, if you jailbreak after that, it's just as if you'd jailbroken a normal, clean iPhone, and all the normal precautions apply.
CONCLUSION So that's my primer on factory unlocked iPhones. We iPhone users are now conditioned to fear any unlock, but the factory unlocked phones appear to be a lot less scary than they're made out to be. The biggest concern you should have is that you're getting a legit phone from a legit seller—if you're paying several car payments' worth to buy a phone, be careful! Any questions? PS--I'm getting ready to sell the old 2G. I'd like to leave it unlocked, but still wipe all my data off of it. Anyone know the best way to do that? PM me with answers.
I am having issues with sending MMS msgs on my factory unlocked iphone 3g running 3.1.3 on AT&T. I have unlimited data plan and msging on the account but when i send it out i get the dreaded exclamation mark. anyone know a fix?
I have a 3GS Factory Unlocked running on iOS 4.1.I went for 5.1 update for the device but it stopped with the following error message: "The iPhone could not be updated. An unknown error occured (11)." On clicking more information tab in the error message was directed to the following page: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1275 I had updated my iTunes to 10.6 prior to connecting the device. In DFU Mode, got the following message on connecting to iTunes; "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes." Got out of DFU Mode & the device rebooted to normal. On again updating the device got the same error message.
I am looking for a way to determine if a used Iphone came from the factory carrier unlocked. I want to be able to check before I buy it and before I get ripped off. There are too many charlotans out there passing off their jail broken phones as "factory unlocked". .Calls to apple are not helpful. Apple does not want to be helpful in this even though they have a distain for jailbroken phones.
Info: iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1, Any phone any software.
i just bought a brand new iphone 4s factory unlocked online from an authorized apple reseller. Got the SIM from my preferred carrier but now i cannot activate my phone.i tunes says that there is no sim card installed in the iphone you are attempting to activate.phone says no sim card installed.i tried to remove and reinsert many times but nothing worked....i can't even tell which ios it is coz i cannot see the details of my phone....so i can't even jailbreak it?