Best Unlocking Service AT&T?

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  1. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    Looking for the best AT&T 5S. Unlocked my phone on launch day for $3. Ended up trading a friend for a 63GB (mine was 16) as I take wayyyy too many pics of the new baby. Anyway, would like to get it unlocked. I know AT&T cracked down on unlocks, so prices jumped. Just looking for the cheapest (and still reliable) unlocking service.
     
  2. g4manimac macrumors 6502

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    I would try to find a friend/co worker that has an account with AT&T and pay them a little to go through the process of the unlock,I think people with AT&T accounts get 5 unlocks but unsure if it's per year or what.Other than that's it's gonna cost a pretty penny to get it unlocked.
     
  3. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    Can you switch a iPhone 5s bought on contract to a line that is off contract and get an unlocked code ? If so, can you do it right away after the switch?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I heard chronicunlocks is good but haven't tried them personally yet.
     
  5. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    As a long time AT&T customer, they've always given me fast, courteous, same day service when I've requested unlocking. I'm not sure why some users experience difficulty or delays.

    Perhaps their policy has to do with the status of a person's account. Or perhaps it's based on my verifiable international usage. I never pay to have it done either. Otherwise I don't think it matters how one gets their iPhone unlocked.
     
  6. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    Unlock through AT&T, for free.

    If you're a current customer in good account standing you can unlock 5 phones per year.

    If you're a former customer whose account was in good standing you can unlock 5 phones per good standing former line.

    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock
     
  7. aa521490 macrumors regular

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    Used them twice recently in the last 2 months...granted I used their expedited service for iPhones...got them unlocked within 24 hours.
     
  8. lordofthereef, Feb 9, 2014
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    lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G5

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    This phone is on someone else's account (subsidy). As such, my account status is irrelevent I would think. I have received fast unlocks from them on phones that were purchased via our own contract extension subsidy. This is different.

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    I have an account with AT&T. Maybe I wasn't clear here, but the phone I bought is still under contract subsidy, hence needing a third party unlock.

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    The phone is under contract on another account. I went through all the motions, just as a *chance*, but got an immediate denial letter.
     
  9. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Chronic Unlocks will be the way to go. I used them for a few 5S and 5C iPhones. It took a bit longer than I expected but came through. I wouldn't trust some "newbie" posting on here.
     
  10. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G5

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    I went with smart unlocks standard service for $50. I paid that much less to get the additional $200 worth of storage, so I felt pretty ok with that.
     
  11. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    AT&T unlocks mine for free. My friends have also enjoyed AT&T's free unlocking service. No reason to pay someone else.
     
  12. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G5

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    Sigh... please actually read my post(s) if you are going to continue to comment. AT&T was NOT willing to unlock the phone. YES, I HAVE been a customer in great standing for nearly ten years now. That doesn't mean anything when the phone I got was from someone else's contract (who may be a new customer for all I know) and they still have over a year and a half left to fulfill said contract.

    I have had phones from MY contracts unlocked early (though never this early). That is simply not what was going on with this phone.

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    EDIT: It looks like some posts were deleted. They were referencing a third party doing unlocks via Skype. I just wanted to say he was charging $70 for 5-110 day service. Seeing as how there are other, verified legitimate options, I didn't feel that was the way to go.

    (hopefully me stating this doesn't violate anything).

    [​IMG]
     
  13. sixrom macrumors 6502a

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    I _did_read your post, then simply shared my experience.

    Throwing out accusations diminishes your credibility. You're not in charge here, try and remember that. Fact is, you're not in control.

    Have a nice day, I most certainly will :)
     
  14. lordofthereef, Mar 3, 2014
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    lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G5

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    Huh? I was never attempting to be or thinking I was "in control". I am also rather unsure what credibility I am diminishing? I was asking for help here...

    It's obviously a free forum. I made a simple request of you (as was noted by the world "please", if you missed that). You obviously didn't care to follow though with my request. Fair enough.

    All that said, I was merely pointing out your statement, that you felt the need to keep repeating, was unhelpful in my case. Happy you got your phones unlocked, but your situation was not pertinent to mine.

    Appreciate the good day gesture. I think I will do just that. :)
     
  15. romeo0119 macrumors 6502

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    Ummm so where is a reliable place to get your phone unlock if you're still under contract? How much and how fast is chronic unlock
     
  16. mmleonr macrumors newbie

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    *****.com. Hands down the best place to do a network unlock.

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  17. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G5

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    I used smart unlocks net. Chronic wanted $70, the afformentioned wanted $50. You can look at the websites and see what each charges and their speeds. Smart was about six days to get mine done. Chronic is about the same. They also have an expedeited service, but since it's not overnight (generally still 2-3 days), I feel it's almost never worth it, unless of course you happen to be traveling very soon.
     
  18. sbaice macrumors newbie

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    Aslo was looking for AT&T unlocking site, before was use smart unlocks, but now their web-site down. So was found easyunlocks.net where I was unlock my iPhone 6 for 1.99 $ I think best price on the market.
    Has also some Sprint iPhone, also want try to unlock with this guys.
     
  19. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G5

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  20. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you actually get them to do it? Last time I had a iPhone 5s that I paid full price for, called to see about having it unlocked. The rep told me to go to an AT&T store, the store said they couldn't do it.
     

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