AT&T US iPhone5S/5C & possible move to Canada?

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  1. basement zombie, Oct 5, 2013
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    basement zombie macrumors member

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    My iPhone4 contract is up and I'm considering buying a new iPhone5S/5C. My only concern is that I might move to Canada in a year and a half from now and I'm not sure if I would be able to continue to use the phone in Canada. Maybe switch over to another AT&T plan if that happens which will enable me use in Canada until the contract is up?

    Anyone know?
     
  2. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    Just pay the eft when you move and have AT&T unlock it
     
  3. basement zombie thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
    How do I figure out how much the eft is, and how much it costs for AT&T to unlock it for me?
     
  4. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    The ETF is $325 - $10 for each month you completed service under the contract. If you cancel the contract in 18 months, then you will pay $325-$180. I don't think there is a fee for them to unlock your device.
     
  5. jsh, Oct 5, 2013
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    jsh macrumors regular

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    AT&T waived my ETF when I moved to canada. Just explain to them that you are required to move out of country for work/school. Got it waived with no problem. Went to the Rogers store once I got to Canada, got a SIM and plan and then I was using my iphone immediately.

    Edit: I didn't to pay AT&T to unlock either.
     
  6. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    at&t unlocks for free any iphone that is out of contract or ETF has been paid off
     
  7. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    they'll unlock basically any AT&T phone that is out of contract. current customers limited to 5 per year.
     
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