Can an iPhone still under contract be unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by beedoola, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Heres the deal: AT&T is awful, or at least that has been my families' experience with them. We just opened a plan with Sprint and I got a 4S.

    My iPhone 4 is still under contract with AT&T. Our plan is to let the phones get shut off and pay ATT when we can. I'd like to unlock my old iPhone to sell it. I know ATT unlocks iPhones out of contract but I'm sure they won't while within the contact - not without first paying the contract cancellation fees which we (I) don't have at this time.

    Is there a way to unlock it otherwise?
     
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    dukebound85

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    I just contacted ATT a month or so ago when my ip4 was still under contract and they unlocked it
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    was your bill due or already paid for the current bill cycle? Are you still with AT&T?
     
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    dukebound85

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    I am still under contract with ATT

    I was/am current with my bill

    For them to unlock, you need to have been in good standing.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    so can it be unlocked through a crack to restore it to default settings?

    And do I need to unlock it if someone who also uses AT&T wants to buy it? Or is unlocking meant for allowing use with any carrier?
     

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