I recently bought an iphone se off Ebay. After I did so, I discovered that it was locked with Virgin Mobile. No biggie I said it to myself, I will have it unlocked. Unfortunately to my amazement, after I visited a few cell phone shops, the best that could be done is a temporary unlock; should I factory reset the phone or there's a network update, the phone will get locked back with Virgin Mobile. The other way is for me to become a Virgin Mobile subscriber for one year at the price of $35 a month which is completely unreasonable for my needs. After that, they will unlock the phone for me. I even called them and offer them to pay them a lump sum to get my phone unlocked and they wouldn't do it. I am SOL and I don't expect anyone to have any better options, so I am posting this just in the one in a million chance there is one. Other than that, yes, I will try reselling the phone and getting a new one .