Has anyone had any luck unlocking their iPhone through AT&T's service recently?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Spyzz83, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey,
    My iPhone 3GS is currently unlocked with ultrasn0w, but the phone itself locked only to AT&T.
    I called them and asked them if it's possible to unlock it but they keep asking me for a receipt.
    Has anyone unlocked their iPhone trough ATT's service recently?
    If so how have you done it without a receipt? Are there any tricks that will make them accept my unlock request?
    Thanks a lot
     
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    Applejuiced

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    They dont do it for non AT&T customers any more and even if you are a customer they give you the runaround.
    Pay the $3-4 and get the imei unlock on ebay. Way easier....
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They do, they just always ask for a receipt..
    And I would prefer this unlock instead, if it's possible of course
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Give it a shot then.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    It took AT&T 2 months to send me the unlock email. I didn't wait for them, unlocked it elsewhere. They're just slow. Very slow.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I had my iPhone 4 unlocked maybe 6 weeks ago. They just asked for my phone number I think. I may have had to read a serial number out of settings, I don't remember. No run around at all, but you have to call customer service, they don't do it at the local stores.

    Of course, my iPhone 4 had been on an active AT&T account for over two years at the time. If you've been switching carriers, or bought the phone second hand you might have different hoops to jump through.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've bought the phone long ago, it was locked when I bought it.. Never had any contact with ATT..
    Do you think they might completely lock my phone if I send them a fake receipt?
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I think you need to have a had that phone on contract in the past with AT&T. I just had them unlock an old 3GS of mine and it took them 2 days to it. They didn't ask for anything more than the IMEI number. I did this a couple of weeks ago.

    You can get the same unlock on eBay for $5-$10. I would just do that instead trying to argue with AT&T.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    No.
     
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    erratikmind

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    Appears to be a much more efficient and productive resolution.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    I unlocked my old iPhone 4 (AT&T, out of contract) via their online form and it was unlocked the next day.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didn't they ask you for a receipt?
     
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    illippinno

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    My iPhone 4 from AT&T (out of contract) was unlocked about a month ago via their online unlock request form. I've since switched to Verizon with my iPhone 5, but if I remember correctly, you have to provide your phone number, IMEI number, name and last 4 of your social, and they look your account based on that and make the decision if you're eligible for an unlock.

    It took about 5 days before I received a confirmation that my phone can be unlocked the next time I restore my phone thru iTunes.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    I have two 4's, both out of contract, AT&T unlocked both within a day of sending that same form. No hassles at all.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    I unlocked an old iPhone 4 out of contract about a month ago. The phone was bought from and used with AT&T for the course of the contract. I just went to www.att.com/deviceunlock and requested the device to be unlocked. Took exactly 7 days before I received the email saying it was unlocked, but it was pretty easy.

    It looks as though there is a section for people who purchased it unsubsidised from AT&T, but as you said, its asking for a receipt to be faxed to them. :(
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    No they did not.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    ATT are telling me the iPhone 4 I have is unlocked, however when I put an active Verizon sim in it still shows no service.

    Does this mean it's not actually unlocked, or do Verizon sim's not work in ATT phones?
     
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    Applejuiced

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    You cannot use an AT&T phone on verizon.
    It's not just sticking a sim inside.
    You can put in any gsm sim.
    Not a CDMA carrier as verizon or Sprint.
     
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    I unlocked through there website service and it took about a little over a week. Went smoothly. No receipt, however I was an AT&T customer and I was at the end of my contract.
     
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    MultiFinder17

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    I have unlocked two old iPhones via their online form; one was my old 3GS and the other was an old 3G that belonged to a friend. Both unlocks went fine with no hitches.
     
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    user418

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    Online site, unlock email received same day, ATT iPhone 4 unlocked within 24 hours.
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    I bought a 4s on ebay and they just rejected my unlock request (I faxes them my receipt) although it is eligible to be unlocked. But then again I' not an at&t customer. Going to try to call and see if I can get them to do it as I've heard some people have had luck with that.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    Forget the hassle and just have your phone unlocked via ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Unlock-Code...335?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4abe000d3f It's only $3.37. I've bought this unlock for 4 phones already they were all unlocked the in hours.
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    About a month ago I filled out an unlock request on AT&T's web site for my off contract 3GS. No issues. Unlocked in about a week or a tad more.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    So I tried calling At&t to get them to unlock my ebay purchased phone (which they had rejected my online request to unlock). The at&t rep knew nothing and said apple had to unlock it so she transferred me to them.....the apple rep said that was crazy and that at&t had to do it. She also confirmed for me that the phone was locked.

    I hung up and went on ebay to buy an unlock from unlock_fusion. I put in my imei on their page and it said my phone was unlocked......HUH?? So I put my tmobile SIM in, and what do you know the phone was now unlocked? I have no idea who unlocked it or when, since 5 mins before apple told me it was locked and at&t refused me, but whatever I'm happy!
     

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