New AT&T iPhone 5s work with tmobile?

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  1. K1ngkev1n1 macrumors regular

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    My sister got her daughter a phone line with AT&T but didn't want her to have a new phone so I said I'll pay the discounted price for the iPhone. Can I use this with tmobile? (I currently have Tmobile) wonder if I can just put my SIM card in it. And still get lte.
     
  2. patt2k macrumors regular

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    1) buy unlock online
    2) pay ETF on that iPhone and take it to T-Mobile so AT&T will unlock it for you.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, that phone will be locked to AT&T for another 2 years till the contract on it expires.
    And then you can ask them to unlock it.
     
  4. vietalogy macrumors 6502

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    Your going to have to use a 3rd party to get it unlocked to be used on T-mobile.
     
  5. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Yep.
    You can try and see if you get an email approving the unlock request here https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/termsAndCondition . The last time I did a request was for my iPhone 5 and I got an email within seconds actually and approved the request although they denied me previously a few months back because they wanted proof I didn't upgrade since I had bought my 5 at full retail.
    Worth a shot to see if possibly you slip through, though it's unlikely. Good luck.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Offcourse worth a shot but your situation is the exception and not the rule.
    Can't always bank on getting lucky.
     
  7. K1ngkev1n1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    1) ill look for an unlock

    2) my sister is keeping the line for her daughter she just didn't want her to have a brand new phone. So no need to pay ETF. I just need it unlocked.

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    So an unlock service on ebay for like $40 would work fine? just curious if you guys knew about that.
     
  8. K1ngkev1n1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could i activate the iphone with a new att go account? or does the phone still need to be uinlocked?

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    DO you know of any reputable sites or ebay sellers?
     
  9. vietalogy macrumors 6502

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    Since it's AT&T you can youse AT&T go phone or straight talk.

    Don't think there are any on eBay anymore. I've used swiftunlocks.com and chronicunlocks.com.
     

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