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

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

  1. thadoggfather Suspended


    Oct 1, 2007
    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

    Jun 25, 2012
    don't you need to complete/finish your contract first?
  3. allaw macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2009
    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


    Oct 1, 2007
    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

    Nov 2, 2008
    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

    Jul 29, 2003
    That's actually a good point ....
    You'll probably have to call in and get them to waive it.
  7. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended


    Oct 1, 2007
    I meant 5/2014 or so.... I guess a call in is necessary
  8. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Yeap you are correct! You will have to give them a call.
  9. nparmelee macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2008
    You may have to wait until your iPhone 5 is activated.
  10. thadoggfather, Sep 18, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012

    thadoggfather thread starter Suspended


    Oct 1, 2007
    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

    Oct 22, 2010
    So wait, I can get my 4s unlocked now even though I don't have my 5 yet?

  12. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended


    Oct 1, 2007
    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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