Carrier IMEI unlocking service down? 10/3/13

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  1. slickdeals macrumors newbie

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    Any ideas or alternatives?

    10/3 update NEWS:

    THERE IS STILL A GLOBAL ATT IPHONE AND NON IPHONE UNLOCK ISSUES.

    WE ARE IN PROCESS OF CANCELLING ALL ORDERS THAT ARE LATE. WE WILL REFUND YOU AS SOON AS WE CAN. THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF ORDERS. PLEASE

    AS OF NOW THERE IS NO STABLE WAY OF UNLOCKING THESE PHONES. (BESIDES HUAWEI, HTC, LG, MOTOROLA, SAMSUNG, SIDEKICK, SONY ERICSSON) VIA MANUFACTURER METHOD AT A HIGHER PRICING.

    WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES AS THIS IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL.


    If your issue is something else please wait for a response.

    Thanks
     
  2. Birdmanrsx macrumors newbie

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    Not sure how anyone here is going to answer your question when you don't even list the site you are referring to.
     
  3. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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  4. iceman027 macrumors member

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    swiftunlocks.com refunded my money and said they had to stop taking requests because of high volume. I also need another option for unlocking, ATT is making me wait too long to unlock it for me
     
  5. slickdeals thread starter macrumors newbie

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    swiftunlocks.com
     
  6. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    Everyone is down - its not just swift - I can confirm that as I work with quiet a few of the largest providers.
     
  7. slickdeals thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is this permanent? If so, I am pretty screwed. :eek:
     
  8. scatterbrain92 macrumors member

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    Yeah, I also got that message from SwiftUnlocks (although I made the unlock order yesterday night, not today), tried on iphoneimei but they are having same issues..

    Please any alternatives or sites to iPhone 5S unlocking (AT&T) ?
     
  9. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    No Its not permanent, from What I've been told, AT&T Servers had issues, caused backups, they tried to keep things moving but didn't work out and now they are simply just down (I've got orders pending for 3 days now with few of my suppliers)

    Give it a few days (don't keep questioning who ever your buying from - its not going to make anything faster) things should be back to normal, Been doing unlocks for 7 months now, its a given every 1.5-2 months things go downhill and then pick back up again....its either the servers, people doing the unlocks (on carrier end) or simply suppliers fighting with each other lol...It happened with Telus Canada.
     
  10. saud0488 macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure? Several providers have taken down their service altogether and are refunding for new orders. Chronic reports that AT&T is trying to block outside unlocks altogether. I hear the server was supposed to come back up this morning but never did and that there have been delays all week. Anything new on your end?
     
  11. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    About the same, Its possible AT&T is trying to do that (Haven't heard that one though) or its just suppliers wanting to raise price as AT&T unlocking for any smartphone is the cheapest on the planet --the guys did it for Telus/Canada ---some wanna be gods actually ruined the market and now all services are dead for Telus/Koodo iPhones -I'm talking about real suppliers (not sites and suppliers who claim to be direct source) cause the reality is everyone resells from the only 2-3 actual main supplier services and the chain is soo long that you can't see the other end of it lol......

    I've dug pretty deep into this unlocking stuff and found that there really isn't a end to the rainbow...., "Direct" just doesn't exist, however if you a extremely reliable source, one can use the term "Direct" to define its services much like how other terms are used in the wild for example "Natural".


    People closer to the top of the chain actually do rat each other out to the carriers (as iPhone unlocks are done by the same people who normal customers call in and request or sometimes those employee's create a backdoor for someone else to access and whitelist the IMEI's)

    for now waiting is the best thing anyone along with we, can do.

    People closer to the top
     
  12. saud0488 macrumors 6502

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    Oh okay, so there isn't an ETA or anything like that as to when they will be back up? I wouldn't even mind paying more for them.
     
  13. JOSE891 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow this is crazy, I knew something like this would happen, good thing I unlocked my 5S last week with swiftunlocks :)
     
  14. hillbilly181 macrumors member

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    Just my luck, I just cancelled my AT&T.

    Is this site legit? http://techunlockingqc.com/ or do they do the same thing as swiftunlocks.

    This freakin blows.
     
  15. eNcrypTioN macrumors 6502

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    Same here...
     
  16. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    it's not swift the problem, but the service, so no matter who you choose, you still have to wait ;)
     
  17. hillbilly181, Oct 3, 2013
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    That's good to know. Thanks man. Do you know how many days this is projected to take? Is this stuff generally fixed pretty quickly? I'm out a phone....
     
  18. imaginex20 macrumors 65816

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    so glad i got my phone unlocked last week then!
     
  19. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Good thing i got an old 4s unlocked thru them the other day.
     
  20. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Please stay on topic and not post "got mine unlocked already".

    People want to know when new unlocks resume.
     
  21. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    Ya...half the threads go to waste due to people just feel the need to talk about/brag about things that don't matter to anyone
     
  22. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    There is an update posted on the Contact page at SwiftUnlocks:

    That last sentence has me worried. It sounds like AT&T is finally cracking down on these unlocking services.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Like said above its a GLOBAL ATT IPHONE UNLOCK ISSUE.
    Give it a few days, don't panic, relax, breath and everything will go back to normal.
    It happens here and there and its not one unlocker that's down, its all.
     
  24. joecartoon22 macrumors member

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    will this affect any of the iphones that were already unlocked?

    i had my 5s unlocked last week and am trying to unlock my wife's now via swiftunlocks but got an email saying that it didn't work.
     
  25. scatterbrain92 macrumors member

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    any news on when can we begin to unlock our AT&T iPhones again ?
     
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