Anyone recently unlock their iPhone through T-Mobile?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 1080p, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. 1080p macrumors 68020

    1080p

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    Last year... I unlocked 2 T-Mobile iPhone 5C's and sold them to upgrade my kids' iPhones. T-Mobile sent me the emails, and I restored them as soon as the emails arrived and got the "Congratulations! Your iPhone is unlocked!" screen for both of them. At the time, I didn't pay attention, but those emails said, "Wait 72 hours" then do it. But it worked right away... so no big deal. This was laster year... so my experience with T-Mobile unlocking has been smooth so far."

    Fast forward to yesterday, I sold my iPhone 6 Plus on eBay and the seller paid. Seller asked for me to unlock it with T-Mobile. I agreed. So yesterday I contact T-Mobile and they put in "the request" for unlocking. This morning I got a similar email to the ones I got last year, but this time they say "After 24 hours..." I went ahead and did the restore and the phone is still not unlocked. Tried a couple of times. So... am I being impatient? I am now going to wait the 24 hours, but I really wanted to ship this phone out today.

    Anyone else have experience with T-Mobile iPhone unlocking? Did you have to wait the timeframe suggested in the email?
     
  2. 1080p thread starter macrumors 68020

    1080p

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    Well... 3 hours later and now it finally unlocked in iTunes.
     
  3. promet2009 macrumors 6502a

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    Last time I did this, it was pretty simple. Worked pretty quickly.
     
  4. Ticocg59 macrumors member

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    My daughter did this a few months ago, took 48 hrs.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    FYI iTunes is no longer required for this. It's all handled through iOS contacting the server during activation now. Good to confirm, I suppose, with iTunes though.
     

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