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Is it possible to unlock the iPhone from the operator "US GCI Policy Applied"?

Blocking for operator US GCI is rare. GCI is an American company that provides communications services in Alaska and is focused on the introduction of various technological innovations in this state. In this article from imei-server.com we will briefly get acquainted with the basic data about this operator, and also we will consider the procedure of unlocking from US GCI Policy.

GCI makes very tempting offers - to get a new iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone X for free + iPad as a gift after expiration of payments according to the mobile tariff (mobile payment for the contract). And this is quite an interesting and popular step for attracting customers. But if for any reason the customer stopped paying for the services of the operator or sold the blocked device, then we will deal with this result of the IMEI check:

  • IMEI Number 3554360729***** Part Description iPhone SE Product Version 11.0.3 Initial Activation Policy ID Initial Activation Policy Details US GCI Policy Applied Activation PolicyID 2050 Applied Activation Details US GCI Policy Next Tether Policy ID 2050 Next Tether Policy Details US GCI Policy First Unbrick Date 160816 Unlock Date Unbricked false Unlocked false

As we said, this is a rather rare operator and such unlock is not among the popular ones. In this regard, the providers are not in a hurry to configure the server for paid services for unlocking from the GCI operator. Accordingly, you can untie the device only if it is completely clean - without debts under the contract, not lost and not stolen. Here's what you need to know about unlocking from US GCI Policy:

  1. GCI allows temporary unlocking of an unpaid device in the event of a phone owner leaving the US for up to 60 days (maximum). In case the duration of the trip exceeds 60 days, the client should contact the support service to confirm the new return date and send a second request for unlocking. After the return, the device will be locked again.

  2. Possible unlock devices for customers who paid a full retail price for the Apple device and more than 90 days used wireless communication from GCI.

  3. Allowed the unlocking of devices, on which the customer paid for all 24 months of the GCI wireless connection contract, as well as in case of early payment of the contract, if the client fully paid for the  device.

  4. When deciding whether to unlock the device, it does not matter whether warranty replacements were made through Apple or GCI.

  5. If the unlock request is approved, GCI will no longer be responsible for the warranty service of the device. The warranty will be made directly through Apple.

  6. GCI may reject an unlock request if it is suspected that the request is fraudulent and has not been received from the device owner. 

Having considered all these points, it becomes clear how you can "accidentally" buy a phone with a lock for GCI. The fact that the Owner has the opportunity to request a temporary unlock, justified by leaving the country, gives a rather large field for fraud. The potential buyer will hold in the hands  "unlocked" device, not realizing that after a short time the smartphone will be locked back under the operator. Moreover, it is not necessary for this to update the phone through iTunes. It's enough just to wait 60 days.

To request a device unlock, contact the GCI operator directly at the site gci dot com. The fastest way to communicate is the online chat site.

Inform the operator your  IMEI number and ask if the device can be unlocked. If the operator detects IMEI in the database, it will be possible to find out whether the phone is on the black list and whether it is possible to close the debt of the former owner in order to obtain an official unlock from the operator.

We talked to the support staff of the GCI operator, but to our great surprise, IMEI, which by the result of the verification belongs to the network of this operator, was not found in the database. The operator suggested that our phone is tied to the Verizon network and strongly recommended to contact them. Here is the chat entry:

YYY Hi. I want to know what I need to do to unlock the phone.
 

XXX

Hi, my name is ХХХ with customer service. How can I assist you'
 

YYY

Help me unlock the phone 3554360729*****
 

XXX

Thank you, one moment while I pull up the imei
 

XXX

I'm sorry, I am not pulling up the imei #
 

YYY

why? something is wrong?
 

XXX

That phone might not be from GCI
 

YYY

IMEI Number 3554360729***** Part Description iPhone SE Product Version 11.0.3 Initial Activation Policy ID Initial Activation Policy Details US GCI Policy Applied Activation PolicyID 2050 Applied Activation Details US GCI Policy Next Tether Policy ID 2050 Next Tether Policy Details US GCI Policy First Unbrick Date 160816 Unlock Date Unbricked false Unlocked false

YYY

I bought this check. Аre these data incorrect?
 

XXX

It looks like it's a verizon phone, so you need to contact them
 

YYY

Аre these data incorrect? Strangely
 

XXX

Sorry, you would have to contact Verizon
 

YYY

Оk, thank you
 

 

I'm glad that support is available and quickly responds to requests. But the fact that IMEI was not found in the database is not understandable. Since we no longer have an IMEI with this lock, we did not succeed in checking the presence of "other IMEI" in the database and could not answer the main questions. In addition to the online chat, the phone is also available on the site, but you need to call based on the country code (if you are not in the US): 1-800-800-4800

Email connection: rcs@gci.com

Unfortunately this is all the information we were able to collect about the blocking under GCI USA.

If you were able to learn more or you also had the experience of communicating with the support of this operator - share with us in the comments under the article and it is possible that your experience will help our readers to solve the problem with the blocking from US GCI Policy.

Team imei-server.com

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1. SUPPORT TEAM
16.03.2018 11:27:59
The service of unlocking from the operator GCI USA is included