Unlocking iPhone 3g for Use in Germany

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gryz, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    My roommate gave me his old iPhone 3g which has been out of contract for some time. He is an at&t customer, I am a Verizon.

    I would like to unlock the iPhone so I can use it in Germany with the German carriers' sim.

    Since I am not an At&t customer, will I be able to walk into their store and have it unlocked still?

    Thank you
     
  2. macrumors 601

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    He would need to contact them to get it unlocked, but it should be free.

    It shouldn't matter how long ago he ended the contract or if he is still a customer of AT&T.

    He should be able to file a request in about a minute with the following form:

    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I've heard some people were successful through ebay
     
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    Applejuiced

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    You can try AT&T but they might give you the runaround since you're not the original purchased owner and dont have or had an account with them.
    I'd suggest to pay the $3-4 and get an imei unlock on ebay.
    Its the same thing and will unlock it officially to work with any gsm carrier in the world.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Any particular seller you would recommend?
     
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    Applejuiced

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    I used unlock_fusion a bunch of times with great results.
     

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