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    Default NOOBQuestion™: TurboSIM to be patched only with a special SIM or doesn´t matter?

    Hi folks
    Quick issue:

    Are O2 SIMs "bound" to the phones they are sold with? Or can one with a UK phone use any O2 SIM to program his Bladox TurboSIM? And if yes, does that include PAY2Go SIMs? So if someone bought an UK iPhone, threw away or lost the SIM that came with it, could he just buy any O2 SIM, say on ebay, and use it for programming his TurboSIM?

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    Quick issue:
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    Quick answer:
    Yes

    From what I know, could be wrong but don't think, phones are locked on the networks they are sold by. AT&T in the US and O2 in UK, etc. They check that by reading the IMSI of the SIM in the phone. The IMSI is made by the Network Code of the operator and a "unique" sequence identifying your SIM.
    You could actually make up your own, as long as the beginning of this fake IMSI belongs to the Network you want to fake it for.

    Think that all of the Turbosim clones use actually the same IMSI and it works, read about people buying a "jailbroke" iPhone to use their AT&T card (no need of sim unlock) just because they didn't want the "iPhone" plan.

    So, yep, should work with any Sim of that provider, as long as the SIM is of the network your iPhone was originally meant to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaSt View Post
    Quick answer:
    Yes

    From what I know, could be wrong but don't think, phones are locked on the networks they are sold by. AT&T in the US and O2 in UK, etc. They check that by reading the IMSI of the SIM in the phone. The IMSI is made by the Network Code of the operator and a "unique" sequence identifying your SIM.
    You could actually make up your own, as long as the beginning of this fake IMSI belongs to the Network you want to fake it for.

    Think that all of the Turbosim clones use actually the same IMSI and it works, read about people buying a "jailbroke" iPhone to use their AT&T card (no need of sim unlock) just because they didn't want the "iPhone" plan.

    So, yep, should work with any Sim of that provider, as long as the SIM is of the network your iPhone was originally meant to be.

    Ka.
    great, thanks. so just buy another SIM from that provider and program the turbosim with it. superb!
    iPhone US W46 OTB 1.1.2
    -> fully restored to 1.1.3 with iTunes
    -> fully unlocked to carrier blau.de with ZiPhone

 

 

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