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Activate iPhone I0S6 - No SIM

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ChrisDuffy20 Calculating status...
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Oct 6, 2012 8:10 PM

So I bought an iPhone from a local gentleman who was kind enough to give me a really good deal. 4S 64GB for just over 400$ along with 2 otterbox cases. Not too shabby for a lightly used phone.


What he didn't tell me is that the device is locked to Telus. It was unlocked and running, but I wanted to purge everything, and reset the device just in case there was something left on it. So now, it's asking me to activate the phone through a registered SIM from the main carrier. I don't have one since I'm with someone else. I don't mind paying for an unlock as I got this phone for a steal, but I still think I'll need to be activated to even do that.


Before selling it to me, he updated to IOS 6 so I can't even use the bypass unlock. I don't want to Jailbreak it. Any tips?




Confused and annoyed.

iPhone 4S, iOS 6, Locked to Telus, No SIM
  • gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (18,405 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 8:35 PM (in response to ChrisDuffy20)

    That's what happens when you try to save a few dollars and buy a grey market phone.


    Your phone will need a Telus sim to get it activated.  No way around that.

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    Oct 7, 2012 5:25 AM (in response to ChrisDuffy20)



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  • matrixxzero Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 3:18 AM (in response to ChrisDuffy20)

    Is it a GSM phone? if so, then you should be able to obtain a SIM from whatever local carrier you planned on using for this phone and pop it into the SIM slot, as long as it is unlocked to TELUS.


    GSM phones are nice in that all you usually have to do is pop out your sim from the old phone and into the new phone, as long as the phone isnt locked to a specific carrier.


    Without a SIM you have a nice iPod


    Edited: However, Apple SIM cards are smaller than normal SIM cards so the carrier would have to supply you with a SIM card made for the Apple phone. Going from one Apple to another, so long as they both use the same nano SIM should be as easy as swapping the SIM into the new phone.


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