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    SIM Unlocking iPhone by provider while being out-of-country and out-of-network

    We have a Cricket-purchased iPhone and have had Cricket service for more than 6 months.

    Contacted the Cricket support and they confirmed that the phone is eligible for free SIM-unlock. They also said that they submitted the unlock request to Apple so that they (or Apple) will unlock the phone in 24 hr.

    The problem is that the phone is out-of-country and out-of-network.

    Will Apple be able to unlock the phone via WiFi?

    I apologize for cross-posting, but it's an emergency - not able to use a foreign SIM card
    Last edited by rybshikrybshik; 01-29-2019 at 06:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    Thanks, we did.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket
    Your device is now unlocked. To complete this process, please insert your new carrier’s SIM card and activate again through iTunes.
    How to "activate again through iTunes"? We do not have an Apple computer. Thanks

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    A Windows computer with iTunes installed will work also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by prof68 View Post
    A Windows computer with iTunes installed will work also.
    Is it possible to do without a computer at all?
    The user is not very computer-literate. If it's not a one-click operation or something goes wrong, she will not be able to.

    BTW, when the phone is back to the US and the Cricket SIM card is inserted, will it require unlock and/or (re-)activate again?

    Is re-activation required every time another carrier SIM card is swapped?

    Such a pain.

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    Just insert a foreign carrier’s SIM card in it and voila!


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