Unlock before or after upgrade?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Dizzler, May 25, 2014.

  1. Dizzler macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2009
    I'm planing to upgrade to a new iPhone but am not sure when to get my old one unlocked. Does it make any difference if I do it BEFORE I get the new one or AFTER? I want to unlock my old phone so I can use it for overseas travel.
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Shouldn't matter. Which carrier do you have?
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    What carrier is it locked to now.
    Typically when you update to the new device your old phone becomes eligible for an unlock.
    Before that and if its still under contract they wont unlock it for you.
  4. Dizzler thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2009
    It's with AT & T, and is upgrade eligible. I sort of remember that someone told me to have it unlocked before I upgrade to a new phone, but that didn't sound right to me.

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