Best place to unlock?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phas3, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    Girlfriend has an Iphone 6s Plus that is currently under the NEXT plan, she'll be studying abroad for a year. What would be the best way to unlock her phone? If AT&T's unlock service is out of the question please suggest some reputable vendors.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Very few left out there that can unlock an AT&T phone.
     
  3. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Usually, AT&T phones are GSM unlocked Globally, just not in the US.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You're basically stuck asking the carrier to unlock it.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, time was Swift Unlocks might have been the suggestion…

    But getting caught installing non-authorized software on AT&T's computers so there could be 24/7 access to submit IMEI's for unlock kind of shut things down.

    AT&T is actively keeping an eye on that now.

    http://www.geekwire.com/2015/att-su...id-to-unlock-hundreds-of-thousands-of-phones/

     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's false.
    AT&T iphones under contract or under payment plan are locked to AT&T and will not work on any other other carrier either domestic or international unless an unlocked is approved.
     
  7. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, good to know. Have not purchased a contracted phone in years.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, they're tough with unlocks at AT&T lately. Before they would approve unlocks way easier.
    There's always the swiftunlocks 3rd party IMEI unlock option but I think they charge around $100.
     
  9. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Not sure how much of a balance she has left on the device, but she could pay it off then get AT&T to unlock it. Another scenario is to have her call AT&T and explain the situation that she is going to study abroad. I don't know if they would unlock the phone given the situation and if she still owes a balance, but it's worth a shot.
     
  10. Niceguy001 macrumors newbie

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    anyone using Techmajesty.com? I am looking to unlock my iPhone 7 Sprint (both Domestic and International.)
     
  11. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So swiftunlocks is still a good place to unlock?
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I been using them for years on and off.
    I got an AT&T iPhone unlock from them a few months ago.
     

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