Carrier I don't have T-mobile number, how can I unkock a T-mobile locked iPhone5?

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  1. imfs, May 30, 2014
    Last edited: May 30, 2014

    imfs macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2014
    Hello. I got an iPhone5, but it has carrier lock by T-mobile. I'm not a T-mobile user, so the customer service won't unlock it for me. And I can't find anyone who is T-mobile user!
    I want to buy a T-mobile number to apply unlock, but the T-mobile unlock document says I must use the number for more than 40 days or 1 year, I don't want to wait that long.
    I don't know what can I do now.:( How can I unlock this iPhone5, is there anyone could help me?
  2. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
  3. 869639 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2014
    You only have 3rd party options and they are $100-$150 depending on how fast you want the service and who you buy from.
  4. vpndev macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2009

    I had understood that T-Mo iPhones were unlocked - I don't think they ever had subsidy but I could be wrong on that.

    Cheapest way to get a T-Mo number is to buy the prepaid package from Walmart (in-store or on-line). It's about $30.

    If you have a T-Mo store somewhere then you might try the people there. They were helpful when I was with them.
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    T-Mobile doesn't sell unlocked phones. There is no subsidy but they will not unlock phones unless the customer has paid for the device in full.

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