At&t Now has a website to request an unlock

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  1. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    Dont know if it was already posted and if so mods please close this thread. At&t now has a website to request iPhone unlocks. I put in a request for a friends iPhone 4S and its now unlocked. https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/
     
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  3. kannesss macrumors 6502a

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    first thing they have done in the productive department in awhile.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nice.
    Not having to call or chat with clueless reps is always great.
     
  5. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    I've always had a good experience with the AT&T reps who I've spoken with about getting my iPhones unlocked. But I have a FAN account with them and always get transferred to their premier CS dept.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I do too, but even at the premier CS I got many experiences where they had no clue how to do their job and I was given inaccurate information.
    Its a hit or miss with them. Its good to eliminate that factor and just go in with submitting your info and then waiting for the unlock.
    Way better approach IMO.
     
  7. Kyrra macrumors member

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    Sweet, I'll have to be doing that. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  8. ahfu25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No prob! I tried to get an unlock thru the online chat service and the rep told about this and I went ahead and put it thru. iPhone was unlocked 2 days later but it stated it can take up to 5 - 7 business days.
     
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  10. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Is this an unlock for International GSM, or an unlock to both International GSM and other local carriers in the U.S.A.( assuming Sprint and Verizon are an exception die to CDMA)?
     
  11. ahfu25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It unlocks att based iPhones to use with international and local carriers.
     
  12. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    I definitely think the online site is a good alternative for some. I just like talking to real people, therefore will continue to call premier for my unlock requests.
     
  13. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    OP thanks for sharing. I've been looking to do this for my out of contract iPhone 4, but the only AT&T rep in my area is at Walmart; who I doubt could even do this.
     
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  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Up to you.
    For me if I'd rather avoid calling in. Instead just type in a few things on a website and click submit.
    I also like using ATM's and self checkout lines:)
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Big advtange in the end.
     
  18. ARSC macrumors 6502

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    They have done a smart thing now it's was crazy talking to the reps.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Most of them didnt even want to do it or they were asking me for the original receipt for my 3GS from 3 years ago. Or for the original owners phone number and social and other bs.
    It was nuts.
     
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    viewfly macrumors 65816

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    I got my 4S unlocked by AT&T a few months ago. This site will some quite a bit, especially overseas.
     
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    Hmmm...just gave my info to our mobility guy at work. He's gonna use his super-secret hookups at AT&T to unlock me....I hope. But this website seems very convenient.
     
  23. Syk macrumors 6502a

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    I don't travel abroad so I really had no need to call in and request mine to be unlocked. I plan on giving my iphone4 to my son and let him use it on straighttalk instead of the phone he has now but since I can just do it online to unlock I'll do it just because.

    thanks for the heads up
     
  24. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    If you can get in the queue that at&t sends to apple, that'll be awesome.
    Good luck with that.
     
  25. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I'm confused how it works. I've heard AT&T/Apple put something into the system, you plug your phone into iTunes and voila. But then today I was told you actually have to type some codes into the phone.

    My question is, are both right? Are there different types of unlocks from AT&T?
     

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