att-iphone-unlock.com

wkstar

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Mar 4, 2015
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This website says they will Unlock your Iphone. I paid with paypal waited SIX weeks while the site said Unlocking in progress
Then I filed a complaint with Paypal,, This is the response
This is WRONG

From that moment the unlocking process was stopped and your IMEI was sent for the blacklisting. We don't serve you anymore and your IMEI will be blacklisted in 48 hours according to the User Agreement you have signed but voided http://att-iphone-unlock.com/terms-conditions:

15.5 As a buyer, you’re not allowed to buy an unlock service / IMEI checking service in order to harm seller reputation and leave negative or neutral feedback or low detailed seller ratings. Make sure you follow these guidelines. If you don’t, your account may be subject to a range of actions, including limits or suspension of your user account and associated IMEI Blacklisting.
16.4 In case of any chargeback or claim, the associated IMEI will be blacklisted and reported to the Police, preventing it from working on all networks worldwide. This is PERMANENT.
16.5 We reserve the right to blacklist IMEI if customer demonstrates any form of abuse or aggression towards any member of our staff either verbally or in writing. All communication will be terminated with such customers and all correspondence forwarded to our legal department. Any such customer would also forfeit their right to a refund in this instance.

Except blacklisting, we will fill a suit against you for the fraud which entails criminal liability. The IC3 is co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Complaint filed via our request is processed and may be referred to federal, state, local or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation.

Also you will have to pay a fine of $ 1500 and we have a legitimate reason to do this. We have all log entries in the files on the service side, the recording side of the Log files on PayPal, correspondence, mail statistics from SendGrid service, official data server responses of Apple and mobile operator AT&T.

The result of this debate will delete your account at PayPal, terminating you Credit/Debit Card, forced refund of your cash, your personal data submitted to blacklist internet scams.

We don't need such small amount of money from which is nothing for us. But we have do do appropriate actions to prevent online fraud from unfair customers.
 

Chatter

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Jun 10, 2013
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Dude, you fell for them the first time, made an honest mistake. Happens.

If you fall for their funny email scam NOW that allegedly involves the FBI, then you are...
 
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BriOS

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Oct 23, 2014
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HERRO.... ATT does this for free without question now. Its against the law for them not to anymore. Just call them.
 

scjr

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Jan 28, 2013
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Do not close your PayPal dispute.

That bogus response is meant to scare you into doing that.
 

MadGoat

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Jul 30, 2007
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That whole response is laughable at best. Sounds almost like a Nigerian scammer throwing out the FBI to make it sound even scarier. Kepp pursuing this refund without any fear.
 

Instapezz

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Feb 27, 2015
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Boston
I wouldn't believe a word of that email. If it was that simple for them to do so, they already would have done everything they are saying.

I am also going through a somewhat similar process with attunlocker. It has now been 5 business days while others have received theirs in less than 3 days. I hope that I do t have go through the same process as two other members here have had success with them. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and h oping for an unlock.
 

MadGoat

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Jul 30, 2007
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Why aren't you guys going through AT&T , don't you get free unlocks through them legally?
 

Instapezz

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Feb 27, 2015
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Why aren't you guys going through AT&T , don't you get free unlocks through them legally?
I have tried through AT&T at least 50 times and almost immediately I am denied to not completing my contract.
Most of us have recently purchased iPhones with contract or NEXT plan.
 

Trebuin

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Jun 3, 2008
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That's a scam. These sites unlock the phone by hammering ATT...something you could do without hammering. There are a few other techniques to unlock, but they have no right (or probably any ability) to blacklist your imei. With paypal, they cannot win...hence why they threat by using the FBI. Since they did not provide a service, you win. Submit their Fraud using the FBI's website. Keep all your postings and then WOT them as untrustworthy.

I'm supprised that their WOT score is showing good...that needs to be changed.
 

Slimmmm

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Mar 3, 2015
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They are just trying to scare you. Do you really think that they would put all of that effort into reporting you to the authorities over $15? Nobody would do that over such a small sum of money.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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I have tried through AT&T at least 50 times and almost immediately I am denied to not completing my contract.
Most of us have recently purchased iPhones with contract or NEXT plan.
... so complete your contract. Why is that so difficult to abide by?

If you need an unlocked phone, Apple has sold those since launch day... And you don't have to send money to shady places online.
 

Instapez

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Feb 25, 2015
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... so complete your contract. Why is that so difficult to abide by?

If you need an unlocked phone, Apple has sold those since launch day... And you don't have to send money to shady places online.
Menel you seem to be missing the whole idea here.
Not everyone works and lives here in the US all YEAR around. Some of us travel for work to Europe and other continents. I am completing my contract by paying my bill regardless of using the service or not. The point of having our phones unlocked is so that we can be able to use other carriers when say for example I visit Germany and I can have a prepaid phone/data/text plan for $30-$40 while I am there VS paying $10/mb and $1.65/min using ATT roaming fees.
Therefore I think having your phone locked to a carrier is simply stupid when you have signed a contract to stay with them. Isn't that what a contract is???
As for Apple selling unlocked phones, yes I am aware that they are available (and no it was not since launch day) but there is no point in paying $800 for the same phone I'm paying $300 w/contract(and will be paying for service regardless) and can have it unlocked for $50 which I just did a few days ago.
I hope that makes it a bit clearer as to why people do what they do.
 

Menel

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Menel you seem to be missing the whole idea here.
Not everyone works and lives here in the US all YEAR around. Some of us travel for work to Europe and other continents. I am completing my contract by paying my bill regardless of using the service or not. The point of having our phones unlocked is so that we can be able to use other carriers when say for example I visit Germany and I can have a prepaid phone/data/text plan for $30-$40 while I am there VS paying $10/mb and $1.65/min using ATT roaming fees.
Therefore I think having your phone locked to a carrier is simply stupid when you have signed a contract to stay with them. Isn't that what a contract is???
As for Apple selling unlocked phones, yes I am aware that they are available (and no it was not since launch day) but there is no point in paying $800 for the same phone I'm paying $300 w/contract(and will be paying for service regardless) and can have it unlocked for $50 which I just did a few days ago.
I hope that makes it a bit clearer as to why people do what they do.
I totally understand the first part. But the later part of $50 unlock fee, and high contract service fees make no sense.

That is why I bought, preordered an iPhone 6 for launch day, and put an AIO/Cricket $35/mo 2.5gb, unlimited sms/voice sim card in it. Then have taken it to Scotland, Phillipines, Costa Rica, Korea, and Brazil. Pickup an airport SIM in airport when I land, except Scotland, too short of a stay to really matter.

Fellow colleagues do the same, StraightTalk and TMo also popular among my colleagues.

ATT helps you finance your cellphone (something insane to my brain), and in return they lock it to their service to help insure that you dont take it and switch away. Dont like it? I advise stop using them for phone financing assistance.
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Good points but prepaid or no contract doesn't always mean cheaper or better.
And if you count the subsidy or if you have no plans or reasons to switch carriers then post paid can work out better for many.
Also cricket or such poor choices are avoided by many for quality reasons.
 

Instapez

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Feb 25, 2015
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I totally understand the first part. But the later part of $50 unlock fee, and high contract service fees make no sense.

That is why I bought, preordered an iPhone 6 for launch day, and put an AIO/Cricket $35/mo 2.5gb, unlimited sms/voice sim card in it. Then have taken it to Scotland, Phillipines, Costa Rica, Korea, and Brazil. Pickup an airport SIM in airport when I land, except Scotland, too short of a stay to really matter.

Fellow colleagues do the same, StraightTalk and TMo also popular among my colleagues.

ATT helps you finance your cellphone (something insane to my brain), and in return they lock it to their service to help insure that you dont take it and switch away. Dont like it? I advise stop using them for phone financing assistance.
I agree with some of what you have to say and disagree with some other things.
Yes prepaid services such as the ones you mentioned are good but if you travel a lot (highways included) you will notice that the coverage is not the same. Many of the prepaid services such as straight talk and cricket use several of the bigger company's and therefore you may not always have the best coverage. As for customer service in prepaid (my experience with t-mobile) was never great as I was always transferred to somewhere in the Philippines and they were pretty useless.
Lastly, I belive for many things/services, you get what you pay for in most cases.
To me, companys like sprint and tmobile remind me of a "Buffet" service.... UNLIMITED talk, UNLIMITED THIS AND UNLIMITED THAT but what's the point when you have no coverage? Or you're indoors and there frequency's don't penetrate enough and you can't answer a call and so on....
And yes I would agree that the ATT financing phone plan is terrible. I always go with the 2 yr contract.
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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I agree with some of what you have to say and disagree with some other things.
Yes prepaid services such as the ones you mentioned are good but if you travel a lot (highways included) you will notice that the coverage is not the same. Many of the prepaid services such as straight talk and cricket use several of the bigger company's and therefore you may not always have the best coverage. As for customer service in prepaid (my experience with t-mobile) was never great as I was always transferred to somewhere in the Philippines and they were pretty useless.
Lastly, I belive for many things/services, you get what you pay for in most cases.
To me, companys like sprint and tmobile remind me of a "Buffet" service.... UNLIMITED talk, UNLIMITED THIS AND UNLIMITED THAT but what's the point when you have no coverage? Or you're indoors and there frequency's don't penetrate enough and you can't answer a call and so on....
And yes I would agree that the ATT financing phone plan is terrible. I always go with the 2 yr contract.
AIO/Cricket and Straighttalk run on ATT towers with marching coverage other than very rare roaming situations.

2yr contract is a financing contract, thats why your phone is locked to them as a pseudo collateral.
 

cousintim

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AIO/Cricket and Straighttalk run on ATT towers with marching coverage other than very rare roaming situations.

2yr contract is a financing contract, thats why your phone is locked to them as a pseudo collateral.
Those who receive a corporate discount are often well-served with a two-year agreement.

If I net out my discount and the value of the equipment subsidy, I am paying less than $50/month for unlimited data. Also, AT&T unlocked my iPhone 6 in December, three months into my contract.
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Those who receive a corporate discount are often well-served with a two-year agreement.

If I net out my discount and the value of the equipment subsidy, I am paying less than $50/month for unlimited data. Also, AT&T unlocked my iPhone 6 in December, three months into my contract.
Well said.
I get 29% off with my employers discount.
You can't beat the price I get on 4 lines with unlimited talk, text and data on att plus 4 subsidies available.
 

wkstar

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Mar 4, 2015
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Thanks to ~ Chatter ~ scjr ~ Instapezz ~ Slimmmm
and all the others for putting my Mind at ease

They refunded my Money to PayPay