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    Default how to tell if unlocked or not w/o sim?

    At&t gave me the unlock code for my S4. I unlocked it (I think) using an old inactive tmobile sim. Is there anyway to tell if my S4 is unlocked without using another carrier's sim card? When I insert the old tmo sim, I get a "sim card not provisioned" error message. Although I don't get the "enter unlock code" window anymore.

    I'd like to know if my phone is truly unlocked before I go overseas.
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    Default Re: how to tell if unlocked or not w/o sim?

    I would like to know this as well

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    Default Re: how to tell if unlocked or not w/o sim?

    After you got the unlock code and tried out the sim card, have you called AT&T to see what the problem is?
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    at&t reps were useless. told me to go next store to the tmo store, so I did.
    I ended up going to a tmo store and asking one of the reps if I could borrow a tmo sim to see if my at&t S4 was truly unlocked. A rep was happy to oblige and gave me a brand new sim from behind the counter. and YES my S4 was unlocked as it had the tmobile in the upper left side of the screen. No error messages
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    How long did you own the phone before ATT provided a lock code? I've owned an S4 for three months. Customer service told me I have to finish my 2 year agreement before they'll give me the code.
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    Default Re: how to tell if unlocked or not w/o sim?

    Quote Originally Posted by raphster24 View Post
    At&t gave me the unlock code for my S4. I unlocked it (I think) using an old inactive tmobile sim. Is there anyway to tell if my S4 is unlocked without using another carrier's sim card? When I insert the old tmo sim, I get a "sim card not provisioned" error message. Although I don't get the "enter unlock code" window anymore.

    I'd like to know if my phone is truly unlocked before I go overseas.
    It means your phone is unlocked but your sim card is not active.

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    I bought my s4 in May and got the unlock code Sep, roughly 4mths. I told them I am going overseas and would like to use an international/local sim while there.
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    Default Re: how to tell if unlocked or not w/o sim?

    Quote Originally Posted by rgarcia900 View Post
    It means your phone is unlocked but your sim card is not active.

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    thanks rgarcia, that's what I thought. but needed to make sure before I headed out on vaca. didn't want to get there to find out my phone is locked and useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lasooner View Post
    How long did you own the phone before ATT provided a lock code? I've owned an S4 for three months. Customer service told me I have to finish my 2 year agreement before they'll give me the code.
    I owned my phone for 2 weeks. Going to Asia in Dec. Told them. They gave me unlock code. According to their web site, you can get it unlocked after 90 days though.
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    Got the unlock code from ATT. Unlocking process couldn't have been easier. I am in Thailand now enjoying my phone. My SIM card provides phone and Internet. I needed to go to a local phone store to setup the Internet. As stated earlier in this thread ATT provides unlock codes after 3 months. This is a policy change from the earlier policy of providing codes after 2 years.

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