Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2011 2:18 PM (in response to rockyyyy)
I don't know much about numberingplans.com, I just googled for IMEI check and found it. I also tried 1 IMEI it shows some info except the carrier!!! we are not going to download anything from that site or nothing...anyway just to let you know.
and about iPhone prices...(it is purley my personal openion based on my few years experience on iphone and related field. But I have no idea about second-hand market of mobile phones and has no experience on selling/buying one)
"is locked phone is fine for 35k?
and how much price i can get if want to sell?"
there is no proper answer for your question, there is no fixed price, the prices are highly biased/impacted depend on negotiations and demands. Locked phone may be fine for 35k if it can be unlocked. yes, I would say, only if it can be unlocked. If you buy something, that is not usefull for its purpose then it is a waste only.
Buyer point of view:
If I would be in your place, I would not have bought this phone as, at that point of time (when you bought this phone) there were no unlcok available (and I had no idea if it would be available in future) If someone force me to buy, I may offer him 15-20K. I am taking a risk here as if the unlock is not available at all, I could use this as iPod only!!! hence this less price.
Now I am expecting an unlock (99%) soon, so at this point of time, I would offer 25K but max < 30K for a locked one.
Seller point of view:
I would suggest you wait for couple of weeks till the unlock available. Then unlcok your phone and sell by telling that it is unlocked and can be used with any carrier (ebay is a good place, you can even put it on a bid/auction).
And if you want to sell now only, tell the buyer that, it is brand new, locked one and the unlock is available soon (tell him frankly that, however you are not so sure about unlcok availablity etc. we don't want to cheat anybody, do you?). I guess you missed to ask this question - whether it is unlocked - while you bought the phone. Here you can ask for the same price that is 35K. You may need to negotiate the price (to 5-7k lesser...just I think)
And a final suggestion, search on ebay.in for iphone 4s and find iphones similar like yours - that is: locked/unlockable and brand new. Check the price and compare and understand the market. That will really help you.
Between my dear frined, you have got an awesome phone, make decision wisely and wait for sometime.
I wish you all the best.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2011 2:48 PM (in response to rockyyyy)
just to add to this, on ebay.in I found, for the iphone 4s, locked to ATT (sealed pack) it is 40k. but he mntioned it is "easliy unlockable using an ATT sim" which is wrong!!! and misleading. See how people are fooling others...so to raise to 40K he need to tell the lie
read more at here att official forum: http://forums.att.com/t5/Apple-iPhone/can-ATT-unlock-my-iPhone-4s-while-I-travel ing-abroad/td-p/2926599
if your carrier is Verizon/Sprint still you have a chance...
you may check your carrier by going to Settings -> General -> About -> Carrier which will tell you who is your carrier. (only if your phone is activated for first time)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2011 8:46 AM (in response to rockyyyy)
The Apple store online (US) is selling the unlocked, contract-free iphone 4s 16 gb for 650 $ + tax, which works out to roughly 35k. So if one orders that from the states, it should work fine and not have any of those network or sim problems right ?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2011 1:02 AM (in response to rockyyyy)
I was planning to get an iPhone 4s unlocked from canada through my friend and use it with vodafone, here in hyderabad. Reading the posts here, I am rethinking on it. Can anyone confirm whether the unlocked ones works fine in india with all the carriers after the launch, nov 25? Or still anyone out there with unlocked phones having issues?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to rockyyyy)
yes, ATT is now officially unlocking the iphones which is locked into them for * free *. If you have got the iphone through proper channel and had paid all the contract cancellation fee you will be mostly eligible for this unlock. You need to chat or phone ATT customer support and provide your IMEI no. and ATT account no and then the ATT customer support can tell you if you are eligible for unlock. If you are eligible, in one week or so it will be unlocked officially. You may get an email from ATT/Apple by providing steps to unlock (it would be nothing but connect with iTunes, after you have got thie email, then you can see your phone is unlocked)
Once it is officially unlocked, you need not worry at all like upgrading iOS etc. This is a permanent unlock.
check this for more info: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/04/10/att-service-iphone-unlock/
If in case you are not eligible for this unlock, you can still unlock * unofficially *. Go to eBay, search for "R SIM III", sort by "price + shipping lowest first", and buy the interposer SIM from a reputed seller. Then use that SIM to unlock your iphone and enjoy it with other carriers.
check this for more info: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/03/05/iphone-4s-unlock-r-sim/
(the latest version of this SIM is now III (3), buy that, it will even work with 5.1 iOS.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 4:13 AM (in response to rockyyyy)
iam karan arora from next month iam going to USA and.. thinking to buy an iphone 4s AT&T 16GB. its only 199$ is it true??
if i buy and came back to india.. is any software will unlock my device from AT&T?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2012 4:15 AM (in response to karan400)
"iam karan arora from next month iam going to USA and.. thinking to buy an iphone 4s AT&T 16GB. its only 199$ is it true??
if i buy and came back to india.. is any software will unlock my device from AT&T?"
NO, it is not true. You will need to purchase an unlocked iPhone. The $199 price is for a subsidized, locked iPhone.