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Any way to find out the carrier with an IMEI?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've got a used iPhone SE that I need carrier Unlocked for a friend (we get that for free in canada) but they don't know what carrier the phone was locked to in the first place so I was wondering if there's any way of using the IMEI code to track where it's locked to

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Himommies said:

go to settings then carriers 

Problem with that is that its a factory reset iphone and i cant get to the main settings to find out. you cant get through without a compatible simcard and i dont have any way of doing that without getting the unlock code

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23 hours ago, TheUnderratedGamer said:

I've got a used iPhone SE that I need carrier Unlocked for a friend (we get that for free in canada) but they don't know what carrier the phone was locked to in the first place so I was wondering if there's any way of using the IMEI code to track where it's locked to

Have you tried poping out the Sim card and seeing whos logo is on it? 


You ever notice that many establishments have a sign that as "No Shirt, No Shoes, No service"? They never say anything about pants............ You know what that implies. You dont have to wear pants. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 6/26/2019 at 5:24 PM, Donut417 said:

Have you tried poping out the Sim card and seeing whos logo is on it? 

Sorry for late reply, Ive been all over the place. It was a Rogers Simcard but when I contacted them they said there was no phone matching the IMEI in their system. Bell and Virgin have said the same

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2 hours ago, TheUnderratedGamer said:

Sorry for late reply, Ive been all over the place. It was a Rogers Simcard but when I contacted them they said there was no phone matching the IMEI in their system. Bell and Virgin have said the same

Its probably not an active phone which is why its not in the system. My carrier T Mobile requires that the phone be in service for at least 6 months before they unlock it. That could be the case for Rogers. 


You ever notice that many establishments have a sign that as "No Shirt, No Shoes, No service"? They never say anything about pants............ You know what that implies. You dont have to wear pants. 

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