Unlocking 4S from at&t? having an issue..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thadoggfather, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. thadoggfather Suspended

    thadoggfather

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    just got an iphone 5 preorder in, and saw the eligiblity date for an upgrade pushed like to 04/2013. yet, i put the IMEI in twice on at&t's form and both times they said its not eligible for an unlock. isn't my contract complete on the 4s now?

    anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. midtownhd macrumors member

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    don't you need to complete/finish your contract first?
     
  3. allaw macrumors member

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    4S was introduced exactly 1year ago, how can your contract be complete? The eligibility for upgrade is 18 months though.
     
  4. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    When I got the subsidized iPhone 5, I renewed my contract. Hence my other one ended on the same line. No?
     
  5. maclook macrumors 65816

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    04/2013 is the eligibility date for the 4S (18 months after you bought your 4S) so it doesn't appear that AT&T has acknowledged your new contract yet. Maybe you'll have to wait until you receive or activate the 5 before your contract renews and the 4S gets freed from contract obligations.
     
  6. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    That's actually a good point ....
    You'll probably have to call in and get them to waive it.
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    I meant 5/2014 or so.... I guess a call in is necessary
     
  8. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Yeap you are correct! You will have to give them a call.
     
  9. nparmelee macrumors 6502

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    You may have to wait until your iPhone 5 is activated.
     
  10. thadoggfather, Sep 18, 2012
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    I just called customer service, was nice and all, and got it unlocked.

    Confirmed by punching in the IMEI to dev.mk. Will restore in a few days when I have my hands on the device in three days (it's my dad's).

    Also seeing if I can get those two $36 upgrade fees waived for two lines upgraded with iPhone 5 preorders.

    Between this, 5GB LTE+throttle for $30/"unlimited" grandfathered and being able to keep it while getting a subsidy, $250 credit for doing an "early upgrade" on primary line ($199+250 for 16GB with a new 2 year), unlocking a 4S I bought off Craigslist in January that I swear was still on contract by my gut, I don't see how people can absolutely hate AT&T.

    Verizon would have done none to little of this for me. Ocassionally, I get an unknowledgable rep who tells me to "punch in the unlock case code" to my phone and it will be unlocked :/ But that's just luck of the draw. In general, they're great and knowledgable.
     
  11. srcstc macrumors member

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    So wait, I can get my 4s unlocked now even though I don't have my 5 yet?





     
  12. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    I just did. I thought that's how the system worked?

    When you order the 5 on contract, that contract is signed. Of course you can rescind it within that return policy, but..
     

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