AT&T iPhone 5 unlock

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zyr123, May 14, 2014.

  1. zyr123 macrumors 6502

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    Is it pre unlocked like Verizon? Or do you need to call them to unlock it.
     
  2. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    it is not unlocked if you bought it subsidized.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If its bought under contract its locked and they wont unlock it till the 2 year agreement its up.
    If its bought full price its unlocked.
     
  4. Derek87 macrumors 6502

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    or if you are lucky, in some cases, they will unlock it for you before the 2 years is up. there doesn't appear to be a rhyme or reason to this, but give it a shot: there is an online form that takes 1 minute or less to find and fill out. if it works, great. if not, just a minute lost...
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True. You just gotta get lucky.
    Sometimes they let u slide.
     
  6. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great thanks. now I have to explain this to my 65 year old neighbor who is going to israel and wants her iPhone. Fun stuff.
     
  7. Derek87 macrumors 6502

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    ha good luck: maybe be just faster saying: i have something that might work and then doing it for her...

    i'm guessing if accepts the submission, it will finish through in 2-3 days as they promise. at least that is what my friends and i (who were successful) have experienced.

    but then, even after that, once she gets the confirmation email from AT&T, she would need to do a full restore using iTunes to unlock it.
     
  8. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Despite what the instructions say, that's not true.
     
  9. zyr123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    AT&T iPhone 5 unlock

    Can someone actually confirm if you don't need to restore or not.
     
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  12. Derek87 macrumors 6502

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    interesting. i guess maybe it just works? how else would one confirm that the phone is unlocked? i didn't get the "congratulations, your iPhone is unlocked" until i did the full restore.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I got my 5S unlocked through AT&T and immediately put a TMO sim in it and it acquired a signal for TMO and all the carrier configuration settings changed. I didn't get a confirmation it was unlocked through iTunes because I didn't do the restore, but using a TMO sim will confirm that it is actually unlocked.
     
  14. Derek87 macrumors 6502

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    cool. i guess i liked the warm and fuzzy feeling even if i had known it was possible to do it without that. i took my phone traveling to Italy, so i wouldn't have had the luxury to try it and "hope it works."
     

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