iPhone 6 Plus at Target for AT&T - Unlockable?

Gregintosh

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Hey everyone,

I noticed that Targets in my area have a plethora of AT&T units available of the iPhone 6 plus, and I was wondering if I am a T-Mobile customer can I buy one and use it? Or if I call AT&T will they just outright unlock it? I haven't had AT&T service in about 5 years.

I hear that units you buy at the Apple store tend to be unlocked no matter what carrier you get if you pay in full and I was wondering if that also extends to Targets or other retail locations.

I am cool with giving them a call to unlock it (AT&T) but I know that T-Mobile will only do it for phones that have been active on their network at least 30 days or 60 days or something, and if AT&T does the same then obviously its better to just wait for a T-Mobile unit to become available.

Any experiences/advice would be appreciated.

(Alternatively, would I be able to get a friend who has an AT&T account to unlock for me without giving them the unit?)

Thanks!
 

perezr10

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AT&T will unlock it for you if you pay off your contract early termination fee, remaining bill, and have been on their service a minimum of 3 months.

I went to T-mobile with my AT&T iphone 5 and it was pretty easy. After the phone was unlocked you just swap SIM cards.
 

Gregintosh

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If you paid full price the at&t iphone it should be unlocked.
If its not and you have the receipt AT&T will unlock it for you if its still locked to them.
And this is true even if I am not an AT&T customer (other than buying the phone that was made for their service)?
 

andyx3x

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I was at a local Target this morning and the sales guy said they won't sell any iPhone 6 for full price without a contract.
 
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