Unlocking unactivated Phone through AT&T?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lola9876, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Lola9876 macrumors newbie

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    I got a new iPhone 6S+ under a renewed 2-year contract with AT&T. I have not activated it yet (still sealed). Has anyone had luck with getting phones unlocked without activating them? I'm assuming that the phone is tied to AT&T even though it's unopened? I was wanting to give it to my husband (he has T-Mobile) and just keep my 6+, but I don't even know if that's feasible. I did try the unlock request a few times but keep getting "This device is not eligible for an unlock at this time." Any way around this? TIA.
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    You can pay off the phone and they'll be happy to unlock it for you.
     
  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    It is not eligible until the contract is paid in full. Used to be you could get it unlocked but that is getting very hard to do with a company like AT&T. You could find a buyer on AT&T, you just got to let them know it is locked.
     
  4. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Nope, no way to unlock the phone other than paying it off.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can try the AT&T unlock request but chances are they'll deny you.
     
  6. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Pay off the two year contract in full and AT&T will unlock.
     
  7. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    You'll need to pay off the phone fully for AT&T to unlock it.
     

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