Carrier Unlock AT&T iphone 5

zkarim

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Dec 24, 2013
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I have 2 AT&T iPhone 5 which I bought of ebay recently. I am not in the US and would like to have them unlocked to use on a different carrier. Is there anyone who can help in unlocking them? I am confused with all these AT&T unlock issues and don't know who is reliable to unlock.
 

Col Ronson

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Aug 7, 2008
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I am not in US. Just bought the phones from ebay and was told AT&T was thw quickest and easiest to unlock. But when the phones arrived AT&T seems to be the most difficult to unlock. Need 3rd party unlockers, or someone with a AT&T account. I am willing to pay a fee for that.
That's because The AT&T method is legal and the rest are illegal
 

hockeyman94

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Nov 26, 2012
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iPhone unlocks have gotten much more expensive since then iPhone 5s and 5c have came out. I remeber when they were only .50¢ those were the times. Haha
 

zkarim

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Dec 24, 2013
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I don't mind paying up to a $100 to unlock. But I want someone who is honest and really going to get the phones unlocked. I paid some other unlockers and they failed to unlock after having me to wait for over 20 days.
 

firedept

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I have 2 AT&T iPhone 5 which I bought of ebay recently. I am not in the US and would like to have them unlocked to use on a different carrier. Is there anyone who can help in unlocking them? I am confused with all these AT&T unlock issues and don't know who is reliable to unlock.

Cellunlocker.net. Have used them at least a dozen times and never a problem. Little expensive, but they guarantee their service or full refund. Easy to contact their support as well. Permanent unlock.
 

Xenomorph

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Aug 6, 2008
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I have 2 AT&T iPhone 5 which I bought of ebay recently. I am not in the US and would like to have them unlocked to use on a different carrier. Is there anyone who can help in unlocking them? I am confused with all these AT&T unlock issues and don't know who is reliable to unlock.
I've used Chronic Unlocks in the past.

http://chronicunlocks.com/

They currently charge $125 to unlock an iPhone 5.
 

KUguardgrl13

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May 16, 2013
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If you're not in the US and are buying American iPhones for use outside the US, it seems best to buy Verizon. They're unlocked for GSM which is most of the world's cell phone carriers. The CDMA part is locked to Verizon, but that doesn't matter much.
 

T5BRICK

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If you're not in the US and are buying American iPhones for use outside the US, it seems best to buy Verizon. They're unlocked for GSM which is most of the world's cell phone carriers. The CDMA part is locked to Verizon, but that doesn't matter much.
This suggestion applies mostly to the 5c and 5s. The Verizon iPhone 5 doesn't have the same LTE bands as the GSM models.
 

KUguardgrl13

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May 16, 2013
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This suggestion applies mostly to the 5c and 5s. The Verizon iPhone 5 doesn't have the same LTE bands as the GSM models.
It will still work on a GSM network though without having to bother with unlocking. I'm sure there are places out there that don't have LTE yet where it would be fine.
 

2macarena

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Apr 21, 2011
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Keys2iphone worked for me. I unlocked my Att 5S through them. The others on the list may also work, I can't vouch for them. Check reviews before forking up your money.
 

mtneer

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I have an out of contract iPhone 4 locked by AT&T. I have an iPhone 5 now; and I have tried to unlock the old iPhone 4 through AT&T a couple of times - but I haven't gotten any replies to my request. Each time they gave me a reference number and made me wait indefinitely with no results.
 

BeeJee

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Nov 27, 2011
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I have an out of contract iPhone 4 locked by AT&T. I have an iPhone 5 now; and I have tried to unlock the old iPhone 4 through AT&T a couple of times - but I haven't gotten any replies to my request. Each time they gave me a reference number and made me wait indefinitely with no results.
AT&T has unlocked 3 iPhones using my GoPhone account within a day and for free.
 

johnsweb

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Jul 21, 2014
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Carrier unlocking may a waste of time!

If you looking to unlock your iPhone 5 I can talk to you about my experience.

I requested my iPhone 5 unlocking code several times to T-mobile, though I met all the criteria I was told it could take as long as 20 days for the unlocking. I then waited for 23 days and when the email with the instruction - it didn't work!!!

I paid to http://www.UnlockCode4U.com and got an email within 3 days with instructions and IT WORKED!
 
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