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Default [Q] Will unlocking the bootloader allow me to use international SIM cards?

I purchased the Moto X Developer Edition (GSM) after confirming with Motorola that is was unlocked and could be used internationally with local SIMs (not AT&T or T-Mobile. I am now abroad and the phone shows "No Service - Selected Network Unavailable". I confirmed that the network uses supported bands.

How can I unlock this phone for international use? It was purchased directly from Motorola and after spending over 6 hours (mostly on hold) trying to get resolution, they suggested I post here.

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It is unlocked but you probably need to enter the correct APN for your provider.

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It is unlocked but you probably need to enter the correct APN for your provider.

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The APNs are correct but it doesn't work. I can't even make outgoing 2G calls. No network recognition. The SIM works in an iPhone 5.
 
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The APNs are correct but it doesn't work. I can't even make outgoing 2G calls. No network recognition. The SIM works in an iPhone 5.
Probably not sim unlocked,

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Probably not sim unlocked,

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So how do I SIM unlock this phone if it isn't attached to a specific network (can be either AT&T or T-Mobile)?
 
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Developer editions are unlocked. Can you confirm your software version?

Did try selecting 2g under network mode?
 
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Developer editions are unlocked. Can you confirm your software version?

Did try selecting 2g under network mode?
Motorola did tell me it was unlocked before my order but in fact it is not and now motorola tech support says it can't help me. 2g doesn't work either.
 
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Where are u trying to use it? Make sure Network Mode is Auto, do you see providers under Network Operators ?
 
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If it was locked it would ask for you to enter the unlock code, so it's not locked. Perhaps the international radios are not functional properly.

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