Best AT&T IMEI unlocking service?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saud0488, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. saud0488 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, as we all know AT&T has gotten more strict about unlocking their phones in the past couple of weeks. I thought I'd open a thread to discuss what services you all have used and your experience with them. I've used several and they range from very good to bad. Please no advertising your own service.
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I recently used Stock Unlocks for a student. (Yea, I'm a sucker, what can I tell you.) It was worth the $2.00 and 24 hours. Due to the sudden overwhelming demand, they have shot up to $30-$35 with a several day wait.
     
  3. BigiApple macrumors newbie

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    Signed up just to find out where I can get reliable service cause I'm tried of trying, been 3 weeks with various sites and so far all goes down. Even Chronicunlocks is having issues, got my order cancelled.
     
  4. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    I'm supposed to have a local guy that swears he can do it for $5, waiting on a call back now...
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, wait till he tries and finds out the good news:D
    He wont be able to charge you $5 if he has to pay $30 for it.
     
  6. BigiApple macrumors newbie

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    Tell me if you get your phone unlocked, I could use it as well!
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Not really demand except perhaps indirectly. AT&T closed the door the cheap unlocks were using. Now there are fewer ways to do it and it seems those ways cost more.

    From: http://harvestcellular.net/att-iphone-unlocking-service-shutdown-for-good/
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Many threads on this. This is one of the better ones.
     
  9. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    Will do :)

    Yeah, I'm kind of doubting he can do it...
     
  10. jasonj566 macrumors member

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    chronic

    I own an iPhone 5s, and chronic was able to unlock it under 24 hours, no restore needed
     
  11. saud0488 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have been using Satnam. He does a good job. When did Chronic do yours?
     
  12. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    It doesn't seem like anything's been processed for anyone within the last 24 hours.... anyone have any luck submitting and getting an unlock? If so, what link and what provider?
     
  13. BIS2 macrumors regular

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    I've had a request in with chronic for a week and I've been told it will be done that day repeatedly but no luck yet. Think I'm going to cancel and try someone else.....
     
  14. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    If you TS used so many, why didn't you even state which ones where bad/good in the OP in the first place? :confused:

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    seems the local hasn't done one in at least a few weeks, you won't hear back.
     
  15. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    I got an iPhone 5S and 2 iPhone 5 both unlocked through AT&T just this week.
     
  16. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

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    Were your phones still on contract?
     
  17. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Yup all 3 still on contract.
     
  18. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure he's not gonna make it happen...
     
  19. dnayak macrumors newbie

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    I moved from 4S to 5S. Filled up the form (https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/). Got the email ack in seconds and within 5 mins got another email saying I am eligible for unlock.
    After 24 hours connected to iTunes and restored it.
    Congratulations, your iPhone is now UNLOCKED :)
     
  20. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    I am getting the red letters that say "Currently, this device cannot be unlocked" I have tried multiple IMEI and multiple numbers...what gives?
     
  21. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Unlocked the 4S or 5S?
     
  22. dnayak macrumors newbie

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    4s

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    Did you fill the online form for ATT ? Did you get an email from ATT which says your device can be unlocked ??
     
  23. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    the phone has to be on your account
     
  24. Belmont31R macrumors 6502

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    If you paid full price for an AT&T locked phone call 'technical support'. We got two locked iPhone 5S yesterday and called. They are both unlocked as of now. We got the red letters on the form, too, but if you paid full price and your account is in good standing they should be unlocked by AT&T. If you get a ****** rep call back. They now cannot do it by themselves, and have to type out a case to submit up. If you get a lazy one or someone having a ****** day don't argue just call back. I also mentioned we are on a company discount and travel internationally where we need to be able to use our phones with local sims, and that I had been told full priced phones would be unlocked. Just be nice about it. I did have to email a picture of the receipt showing we paid full price. Not a big deal. If you guys are trying to get phones bought under subsidy unlocked they may not do it. Those are technically not eligible to be unlocked until you fulfill your contract, pay an ETF, or buy a new phone under subsidy which has to be on your account for 14 days in which case the 'old' phone can then be unlocked. And those under deployment orders.
     
  25. momoph macrumors newbie

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    man, i can't afford those 30 dollar unlocks

    it's a little pricey to unlock an old iphone 4

    can anyone help me unlock my phone? i got it from my uncle a year ago.
     

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