How do you unlock the iphone 4s?

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  1. evanlange16 macrumors newbie

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    I just got the iPhone 4s for at&t, so it has all the new updates including the base band and firmware. How can I unlock it so I can use a different Sim card? I am going overseas soon and do not want to have to pay the overseas charges.
     
  2. Barneygumble47 macrumors regular

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  3. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    If you bought it from AT&T, you cannot unlock it.

    If you bought it at full retail price from an Apple Store, only then will it be unlocked.
     
  4. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I asked my provider to unlock all 3 go my 4s and they did so for free.
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    the only options right now is buying a factory unlocked or asking your carrier if you are with at&T don't bother Sprint and Verizon will unlock the GSM network for overseas travel if there terms are met but you will still be prevented from at&t. CDMA networks can not be unlocked.
     
  6. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    It cost me $649 to unlock my Iphone 4S, 16gb. The good thing is I do not need to worry about it locks up to any carrier when upgrading/restoring. :D
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    This ^^
     
  8. Eager Beaver macrumors 6502a

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    why not post who your provider is? wth dude?
     
  9. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    The user is from the UK, so most likely they do not have a US provider.
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    And TS is AT&T so we can forget a carrier unlock there. sell it buy a factory unlock bestway to go.. Also highest resale value!
     
  11. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    My provider is Vodafone.
     
  12. anthdci macrumors 6502

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    you cant unlock it at the moment. If it is like the iPhone4 once it is out of its "lunch period" then the networks will do it for free if your on a contract or for about £15 if your on PAYG. But none of the UK networks are doing this at the moment.
     
  13. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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  14. nouveau macrumors member

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    Well aren't you something?
     
  15. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    typical hackthatphone post.
     
  16. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Well thats not strictly true Vodafone have unlocked both my 64gbs and and both 32gbs as well. Took 48hrs but they are unlocked.
     
  17. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you get it unlocked? Or rather, how?
     
  18. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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  19. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    LOL derp. I was thinking you bought an AT&T iPhone, then had it factory unlocked.
     
  20. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    This one even better. Right?

    Apple do have Iphone 4 factory unlocked as well. However, it comes only in black with 8gb capacity for $549.
     

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