How do i unlock my Tmobile Iphone 7/7+

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  1. k_reff macrumors newbie

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    Hello members
    I want to know howto unlock my tmobile iphone 7/7+
    Any help out here will be appreciated
     
  2. alanderp macrumors member

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    If you have T-Mobile just call them to have them unlock it... I believe you can do it twice a year if you switch phones. That's how I did it.

    Or you could pay one of those online services to do it.
     
  3. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    You can call tmobile and request unlock code. There are two stipulations, the phone has to have been activated on that line for 40 days for them to approve the unlock request and you can request unlock twice a year per line. Good luck.
     
  4. k_reff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So i need to pay the EIP in full to get it unlocked?
     
  5. rmeadejr macrumors 6502a

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    Let's say T-Mobile really screwed up your account and they offered you a iPhone 7 Plus 32gb for free. Do you think they would unlock that?!?
     
  6. k_reff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i dont think so.. there should be a way to unlock it
     
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  8. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Nope, I've had all my ( ~ 20 ) devices unlocked way before paying off the EIP. As long as your account is in good standing ( payments on time ) you shouldn't have any issues.
     
  9. rmeadejr macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, I will look into it more. I think they should since they are giving it free, but we are talking about t-mobile...lol
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    Curious, if you unlock it could you go to another carrier without fully paying for it?!?
     
  10. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    You can, but if the EIP payments stop prior to being completed, TMobile will blacklist the IMEI and may impact your credit negatively.
     
  11. rmeadejr macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha, thank you.
     
  12. k_reff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are phones unlocked by t-mobile permanently unlocked or they can lock it again?
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Just want to clarify here that Apple does not use unlock codes. There is no interaction on the part of the customer once the unlock request is made.
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    ALL iPhones unlocked are unlocked permanently.
     
  14. HarryWild macrumors 6502a

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    T-Mobile plays cat and mouse games when it comes to unlocking full paid for iPhones. It better to buy it direct through Apple if you want an unlocked iPhone. I had to keep on then for a full two months before they sent me the unlocking code for my iPhone and luck I had an AT&T sims nano or I be stuck!
     
  15. k_reff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If there is an IMEI unlocking software thats is needed to use that you need not to contact Tmobile..Kindly share so i can get it cos i really dont feel tmobile will unlock it for me due to my late payments
     
  16. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    NONE that could be considered reliable ... except for the part where they take your money.
     
  17. k_reff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really am ready to make payment for the unlocking but which site is reliable?
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    They didn't send you an unlock code. They sent you an email about the unlock.

    Unless you'd care to tell us all how it is you entered an unlock code into an iPhone not designed to use unlock codes?

    BTW, We had our T-Mobile iPhone 6s+ and 6s+ unlocked within two hours after waiting the 40 days required.
     
  19. RedOrchestra Suspended

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    Yeah, same, here's what I got from my carrier

    Follow the steps below to unlock your iPhone
    1. Ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes. You may need to download and install the latest version of iTunes if necessary.
    2. Sync your device content with iTunes.
    3. Back up your device via iTunes
    4. Erase your iPhone
    5. Restore your iPhone via iTunes from your previous back up. Your iPhone will restart after this step.
    6. After a restore, “slide to setup” will appear on your screen. Follow the steps in the iOS Setup Assistant.
     

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