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  Reply # 737763 27-Dec-2012 17:48
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What happens with a Telecom SIM? How old is the 2D SIM?

You can't trust those IMEI check sites; my unlocked Telecom iPhone shows up as locked to Telecom even though it happily accepts a 2D SIM.

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  Reply # 737766 27-Dec-2012 17:55
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salim: ok i just check wait paid imei check service it showing me this

013407006887147
SERIAL: F2MJN861DTWF
family: iPhone
product description: IPHONE 5 16GB WHITE
product version:
product sold by: TELECOM NEW ZEALAND LTD
coverage status: Apple Limited Warranty
coverage end date: 12/11/13
purchase date: 12/12/12
purchased in: New Zealand
mac address: 40b39517d268
bluetooth mac address: 403:95:172:69
country code: ()
locked: yes
activated: no
first activation date: 01-01-1970 01:00:00
last activation date: 01-01-1970 01:00:00
initial activation policy: 396 (New Zealand Telecom)


That suggests it is locked to telecom, which is weird,but it also says it has never been activated, which is also pretty weird.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 737767 27-Dec-2012 17:56
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Behodar: What happens with a Telecom SIM? How old is the 2D SIM?

You can't trust those IMEI check sites; my unlocked Telecom iPhone shows up as locked to Telecom even though it happily accepts a 2D SIM.

u still not get it what im trying to say it wroks with telecom sim it dont work with any other sim when i put any sim card it saying plz use the right sim card to active the phone.when i use telecom sim it can get activated.

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  Reply # 737768 27-Dec-2012 18:00
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So once its activated using the Telecom SIM, can you place a Skinny/2D/Vodafone SIM in there and see if its works?







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  Reply # 737771 27-Dec-2012 18:11
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Try activating with a Telecom SiM.

If I remember correctly sometimes Apple sends replacement devices with wrong locks. You might check with Apple again.






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  Reply # 737780 27-Dec-2012 18:29
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freitasm: Try activating with a Telecom SiM.

If I remember correctly sometimes Apple sends replacement devices with wrong locks. You might check with Apple again.

plz read above what i wrote i can active with telecom sim one its active telecom sim works but soon as i put 2dgree sim it gose to activation mode.and cannot active with 2dgree sim


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  Reply # 737801 27-Dec-2012 19:40
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Try putting it into DFU mode and restoring it with itunes.

There should be lots of youtube tutorials on this.






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  Reply # 737941 28-Dec-2012 08:30
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Salim,

I would contact skinny.
It seems to me it would be locked to skinny.

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  Reply # 737945 28-Dec-2012 08:36
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joutei: Salim,

I would contact skinny.
It seems to me it would be locked to skinny.

Cheers

thanks i already restore with DFU mode still the same i can surly can tell this phone 100% lock

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  Reply # 737955 28-Dec-2012 09:02
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Yes, Skinny sells iPhone 5 now: http://www.skinny.co.nz/2789_EN-Buy-Browse_iPhone.htm

So it is potentially legitimately locked to Telecom NZ if bought from them.

Though I don't know why, since Skinny isn't even subsidising them.

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  Reply # 737958 28-Dec-2012 09:11
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I'm 99% sure the skinny sold iPhone isn't locked since its the same network ID as Telecom. The problem is most of Telecom is on holiday (including me)

What happens if you take the phone into a Telecom store.

I haven't looked up your IMEI as my wife has barred me from my computer...

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  Reply # 738120 28-Dec-2012 19:25
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salim: 
plz read above what i wrote i can active with telecom sim one its active telecom sim works but soon as i put 2dgree sim it gose to activation mode.and cannot active with 2dgree sim



Perhaps try replying with proper grammar and not in txt speak, then people might understand what you're saying.  

One of the rules you agreed to when joining Geekzone was: "Be polite. Do not SHOUT. Do not post subject in ALL CAPITALS. Be considerate and use standard English, do not use SMS abbreviations."

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  Reply # 738123 28-Dec-2012 19:44
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gehenna:
salim: 
plz read above what i wrote i can active with telecom sim one its active telecom sim works but soon as i put 2dgree sim it gose to activation mode.and cannot active with 2dgree sim



Perhaps try replying with proper grammar and not in txt speak, then people might understand what you're saying.  

One of the rules you agreed to when joining Geekzone was: "Be polite. Do not SHOUT. Do not post subject in ALL CAPITALS. Be considerate and use standard English, do not use SMS abbreviations."


Come on cut them some slack.  They are obviously not a native speaker and it does seem to be a legitimate problem.

Their writing, while not grammatically correct is still very readable.

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  Reply # 738132 28-Dec-2012 19:50
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How hard is it to write please instead of plz, etc and so on.

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  Reply # 738134 28-Dec-2012 20:03
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Plz is fine ... He's not using the most polite of languages but he meant to say please use please instead of plz ... We aren't meant to bite on geekzone .. One or two do but not meant to

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