Questions about unlocking my 4 before purchasing the 5 (AT&T)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vin365, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Vin365 macrumors regular

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    I'm selling my out of contract iPhone 4 to a friend (their carrier is T-Mobile), was just wondering how the unlocking process worked? Does it cost money and do I need to unlock it before I upgrade to my iPhone 5 tonight? If so will anything be affected? Thanks
     
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  3. Vin365 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you, should I wait till after i purchase my 5 (I don't want to mess anything up) or will it not work after?
     
  4. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I would unlock before you purchase the 5. A friend of mine waited until after, and got a little bit of a runaround although she finally did get her 4 unlocked.
     
  5. Vin365 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the info. Would it make a difference either way since it says it takes 5-7 days to complete the request and I will be activating my 5 tonight?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It shouldnt make any difference.
    It has nothing to do with your plan and wont mess up anything on the account.
    As long as you are out of contract they wont deny you.
    Out of contract and upgrade eligable are not the same though.
    Most of the times you're due for an update 3-4 months before you contracts final day.
     
  7. Vin365 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay great thanks :)
    i have a launch 4 so it is most def. out of contract haha :D

    So I just fill this form out and they will email me letting me know if I am eligible?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Cool, then you're good.
    Yes, they will email you right away to let you know they received your request and then 3-4 days later or a week the latest you should receive the unlock confirmation email.
    Good luck.
     

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