Getting AT&T to unlock iphone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by calvy, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    So, here's the story. I have a 4S, my girlfriend has a 16gb iPhone 4. I'm going to purchase the iPhone 5 for contract price + $250 because neither of us are currently eligible for an upgrade. What I would like to do though is giver her my 4s, and sell the 16gb iPhone 4. As you probably know, if I can get it unlocked, resale value will be much greater.

    Will AT&T unlock this phone for me after we both make the switch? I should mention currently my girlfriend and I are not on the same account.
  2. Jnyce macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2010

    here ya go! kinda doing the same thing
  3. calvy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    That doesn't really answer my question unfortunately. I guess what I'm wondering is if deactivating her iPhone 4 will make it eligible for unlock, even though both of us will technically be under contract still.
  4. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    You sign a new contract when you buy the iPhone 5. The iPhone 4 would then be not under contract anymore so you should be able to get it unlocked. The contract would apply to the iPhone 5.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    It doesnt matter if its deactivated or not.
    What matters is if its under contract or not.
    If your particular line is under contract with another device's IMEI then your old device that was on that line can be unlocked.

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