Unlocking T-Mo iPhone?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 10, 2015
Anyone recently used a service to unlock their t mo phone? I have been checking around and the prices are higher for this particular carrier than for some others. Why?
Also, the sites I have checked that posters on this forum have recommended will not unlock a t mo phone still under contract.
Would appreciate any help with this. I have been reading thru a lot of threads and not getting any closer to getting the iPhone unlocked.


macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
At the iPhone hacks section.
Its expensive.
About $100-150 on average.
Not much you can do but pay the price or sell it.
Factory Unlock for T-Mobile USA iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6 6+

Please allow 1-7 BUSINESS days for processing. (weekends are not business days).

Does not support blacklisted or financed TMOBILE USA IMEIs.


macrumors 6502
Jan 3, 2008
If you got your T-mo phone from Apple, it is probably already unlocked.
Otherwise, my understanding is that once you pay off the phone (ie no outstanding installment plan balance) and you've been a customer for at least 40 days. T-mo will unlock it.
I got lucky:
I got my 6+ from T-mo but had problems with it the first week and got it replaced at the Apple Store. The replacement unit came unlocked! Of course with T-mo's international roaming, I no longer really need an unlocked phone, but it's nice to know I could use another carrier's SIM in a pinch.