How long after getting ATT Next until you can unlock and switch to TMobile?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by meandmyiphone, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. meandmyiphone macrumors newbie

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    How long after getting ATT Next until you can unlock and switch to TMobile?

    I have a contract with 9 months to go but a couple of lines that are not on contract and can be upgraded now.

    Thanks, in advance, for assistance.
     
  2. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    From everything I've read, they won't unlock a Next device until it has been completely paid off (for obvious reasons).
     
  3. meandmyiphone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But does that mean that I could pay it off after a few months and then get it unlocked? thanks
     
  4. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, you aren't under contact so they should unlock it if you ask. You can try to get it unlocked now and see:

    http://www.att.com/deviceunlock
     
  5. 617aircav Suspended

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    why not just buy a tmobile phone?
     
  6. meandmyiphone thread starter macrumors newbie

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    have 9 months left on a couple of lines on 5 line family plan. In 9 months, all are free to move.
     
  7. 617aircav Suspended

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    so you would rather pay more for the phone by buying on edge than just buying it yourself unlocked at full retail?
     
  8. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, you haven't done a good job at all of explaining what exactly you're trying to do, and why.

    But like I said, they will not unlock an edge phone unless it's paid off.


    Why don't you just call ATT instead of asking random people on the internet?
     
  9. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    How is it paying more? I thought the next plan just divided the cost into monthly payments. I didn't think the monthly payments were more than the unlocked cost.
     
  10. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    You aren't paying anymore and either way, the T-Mobile iPhone will end up unlocked.
     

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