AT&T Refuses Carrier Unlock: Now What?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by designs216, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. designs216 macrumors 65816

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    I bought my GSM 4S off of Craiglist thinking it wouldn't matter that it's locked to AT&T's network as I intended to use it with an AT&T MVNO. Fast forward a year and now I need to use it on the local networks in London and Göteborg. AT&T refuses to unlock it since I'm not the original account holder. Now what?
     
  2. magilla macrumors regular

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    You appear to be an inclined plane wrapped helically around an axis.:eek:
     
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  4. designs216 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    People seem to like "swiftunlocks.com". Any pitfalls of these dubious third party unlock sites?
     
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    It may or may not work and takes longer now.
     
  6. mclld macrumors 68000

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    Do what I did, use a family or friends info. All you need is name, email, last four of social and their pin
     
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    Can't att gs4 be unlocked now thru system settings. Thought I read that on xda forums
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
     
  10. elthesensai macrumors member

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    I thought there was a way to do this by jail breaking. I could be wrong.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.
    There is no software jb unlock available.
     
  12. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Not software per say but thes threads on xda that has them unlock a gs4 by going into the manufacturers settings
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That has nothing to do with the iPhone or iPhone unlocking.
     
  14. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    The op has a gsm s4. Not an iPhone.
     
  15. PsstGreek, Mar 31, 2014
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  16. Phil A. Moderator

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    Are you sure? He states it's a GSM 4S which sounds like an iPhone to me
     

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