Any AT&T Wireless customers willing to lend me a hand here?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by munkymanmatt, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. munkymanmatt macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, long time lurker, first time poster here.

    I'm based in Ireland and bought my girlfriend an old 3gs a long time ago, she's still using it as we are tight for cash at the moment, things are pretty bad over here.

    When I bought the phone it was jailbroken, we left it that way for a while but it got to the stage where the glitches became unbearably bad. I removed the jailbreak by updating iOS and the phone turned out to be network locked (d'oh!)

    I rang apple and eventually found out that the phone is locked to AT&T in the USA. I then rang them and they said that unless we have the original receipt for the phone (we don't) then only an AT&T customer can get it unlocked.

    Obviously AT&T don't operate over here, and I've no relations in the US that can help as none of them are on AT&T!

    What I'm asking is if there's anyone here who is on AT&T who could do me a huge favour and ring AT&T to get the phone unlocked for me? :D

    Thanks
    M
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    You don't need an AT&T customer to unlock the iPhone for you. Just go to swiftunlocks.com, pay them $2 and it should be unlocked shortly after. You don't need to send the iPhone in and it doesn't need to be jailbroken either.
     
  3. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    ^^^^THIS^^^^

    Enjoy you unlocked phone!:)
     
  4. munkymanmatt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That site says they send you a code, but iphones dont unlock like that? You restore the phone and apple's activation server allows the phone to be unlocked, how can you put a code into the phone to get that to happen? Seems dodgy to me.
     
  5. TheProFTW macrumors regular

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  6. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    Actually those sites do work. I've had friends who have used them to unlock iPhones they bought from the U.S. For some reason they say that they will send you a code, but when you get the confirmation email, just restore it with iTunes and you will get the unlock message.
     
  7. munkymanmatt thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

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    They just have that there for the 95% (maybe a slight exaggeration, but a lot do) of other phone types that use an unlock code. For an iPhone, the IMEI is entered into a database that determines which are unlocked. They have the ability to add to that database. They won't send you a code, they will just send you instructions on how to verify it's unlocked.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  11. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    If it doens't work, PM me. I'll try to get it unlocked for you :D
     
  12. skidmark999 macrumors newbie

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    How are these sites able to do this?
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Magic:)
     
  14. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    we have sources, many just resell, but some of us have direct sources so service is guaranteed.
     
  15. richuam macrumors newbie

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    They won't send you a code, they will just send you instructions on how to verify it's unlocked.[​IMG]
     

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