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I bought an iPhone 3GS, second hand, and I have now found out its on a AT&T network. I live in the UK, I can't get past the "Connect to iTunes" message. Even when I connect to iTunes it says:

Phone not found. Please try again later.

I can't get into the settings on the phone either. Do I need to unlock the phone from AT&T? If so, how can I do that? If not, how can I get past the errors?

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You'll either have to get in contact with AT&T, pay a 3rd party to unlock it or jailbreak it.

If you're going to try and contact AT&T then you'll have to go to their website and fill out a form to start the dialogue. If you need a ZIP code Google the one for Grand Central or something.

The GiffGaff Unlockipedia is a good place to start when looking for a 3rd party to unlock the phone.

Not so up on the jailbreaking scene these days but Lifehacker is usually good for the information.

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Thanks for the advice much appreciated – jane francis Mar 29 '13 at 15:33

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