Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 8:54 PM (in response to Lizzydaisy)
Nothing we can do for you.
Carriers lock phones; only carriers unlock phones. Verizon will unlock the GSM portion of it's phone, but only for INTERNATIONAL use.
Nothing we users here nor Apple can do. Fair, probably not. Legal? Absolutely.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 9:25 PM (in response to gdgmacguy)
This helped, but didn't make me happy! Thank you. I'll use my 4 and sell the 4s 64 g. I had no problem with
the Verizon network, but I am a single person with apple laptop and phone. There is no affordable plan for me
with Verizon. It's like McDonald's advertizing, buy one Big Mac and get one free!!! I can barely eat one, and
leftover no way. Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 4:08 AM (in response to Kathgrissom)
I have a 4S, the genius at the Apple Store in Tukwila, WA unlocked it for me.
Apple does not unlock iPhones. Simply not possible.
I have a 4S, also GSM and CDMA capable
All 4S's are GSM and CDMA. It's in the specs, no need to keep repeating it as if it's something special or unique.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 5:21 AM (in response to Kathgrissom)
No one called you anything.
I am simply stating fact. Apple does not unlock devices.
The carriers lock them, the carriers unlock them.
They may have told you that they unlocked it, or it may have simply been a misunderstanding.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 5:41 AM (in response to diesel vdub)
I purchased my 4S at the Apple Store for $625.00, no contract. I explained that I am currently in a TMobile plan so they unlocked for me and sent me to the TMobile kiosk to get the sim that would fit. Obviously, your facts aren't facts.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 5:46 AM (in response to Kathgrissom)
Okay... so it's a miscommunication.
The iPhone 4S is available in 4 versions in the US (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and Unlocked). They did not unlock it, they simply sold you an unlocked version.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 5:55 AM (in response to diesel vdub)
You write with such confidence here that new users like myself could almost be fooled into believing you are some sort of authority. There are two 4S, the A1387 and the A1431. Each comes in three choices of capacity as well as in both black and white so if you want to get technical there are 12 different 4S.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 6:01 AM (in response to Kathgrissom)
If you had posted that you purchased the iPhone and it was unlocked that makes sense
Your original post inferred that you took it to an Apple store and they unlocked it
In which case diesel was correct
You have to be precise and if you read some of the posts here you will understand
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to Kathgrissom)
...and they are basically the same phone all around out of the box, no matter what carrier, as the lock/unlock is done when you activate it. All ipHones essentially ship "unlocked", and some are "earmarked" as unlocked and are sold carrier free, which is the one you bought. Has nothing to do with model numbers...
And BTW the numbers you quoted are not model numbers. If you want to get technical....
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to Peter Gillespie)
I "inferred"? No, you all assumed. At the time of purchase the genius used the exact words 'I will need to unlock this before you leave the store'. Did he miscommunicate to me?
My whole point here I guess is if we new users must be more specific in our posts to get a helpful answer instead of sarcasm or belittling then you high level helpers should ask us pointed questions that we can answer instead of trying to guess what you are talking about. Help us to help ourselves please.