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Heads up! AT&T will start unlocking iPhone this Sunday, April 8

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Last Edited by widgit April 6, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Probably not a deal but 9to5Mac just reported that AT&T will start unlocking iPhone in good standing. Here is the statement on 9to5Mac [9to5mac.com]

“Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.”

Apparently it's due to the many complaints that Tim Cook's office received from AT&T customers. I would like to think that the SD community has a lot to do with that.

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#2896
Quote from microkelvin View Post :
Same thing here. I only have 1 case number. Got unlocked email 3 days ago. Backup/Restore didn't give me unlocked message. Contact ATT and they sent another email confirmed that it's unlocked, just need to backup/restore. Then 1 day after, got the same email you got. "no valid account associated with request".
Quote from Yell0w View Post :
it could go either way. use this [imei.info] website to check.

look at the SIM locked: line, you want it to say no.
Can we rely on this website? I got rejection letter (2 days after getting an approval letter). The website shows it is unlocked. Confused
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#2897
Quote from sevimli View Post :
Can we rely on this website? I got rejection letter (2 days after getting an approval letter). The website shows it is unlocked. Confused
most of the info i checked was accurate, my sim lock says "no", have you tried checking your phone with another sim and activating? (i can send you a pic of my email/instructions if it helps solve it, but basically, backup/restore, and then try to activate with another sim (IE a t-mobile micro sim)
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#2898
Put in the request on 5/2, no phone call, no email from at&t, but after two days, great success! This 4s hasn't even been opened yet. laugh out loud

iPhone info: 0130600000000000
model: iPhone 4S 16GB White
serial: CXXXXXXXXXXX
mac: C0:00:00:00:00:00
warranty coverage: Limited Warranty
purchase country: United States
activated: no
SIM locked: no
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#2899
Quote from microkelvin View Post :
anyone got problem with H20 activation/porting using callingmart pin? I bought H20 universal sim kit at bestbuy and $60 monthly refill pin from callingmart. Upon transferring fill out, they said Invalid Airtime Pin. I wonder if I need to buy a "fresh new pin" from bestbuy to get it to work just because callingmart is the "refill pin" instead?
I used them for a couple of months... once I started getting around 5000 texts a month they'd basically cancel my plan and I couldn't receive or send texts, only calls.

I use/average around 10k texts every month, so it didn't work out for me, so I'm back on AT&T, which is good if you have multiple lines...
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#2900
Quote from microkelvin View Post :
anyone got problem with H20 activation/porting using callingmart pin? I bought H20 universal sim kit at bestbuy and $60 monthly refill pin from callingmart. Upon transferring fill out, they said Invalid Airtime Pin. I wonder if I need to buy a "fresh new pin" from bestbuy to get it to work just because callingmart is the "refill pin" instead?
It worked fine for me, and I used Callingmart. You have to use the Transfer Number page, not the Activate page.
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#2901
Quote from littyboy View Post :
LOL yeah I didn't believe it either.
1. happened to unlock 9 4S, not any other models
2. got the same rep a few fridays ago
3. rep remembers the user even though the rep talked to hundreds to thousands of people

Story just gets more and more unbelievable.
right, just like when i posted the SAM unlock method, mind you it was before iclarified and musclenerd confirmed it

just because you had shitty luck dealing with ATT doesn't mean others can't

besides, it was easy before, we literally pounded their 800 number until we get someone that will unlock it for us, we just didn't take no or case number for an answer and kept calling until we got someone to unlock it

last night i just got lucky, she remembers us because we were all talking to her at the same time and had her hold the line for us while we get IMEI from slurring drunks, thats how she remembers us

i letting people know, if you get the right rep and can convince them to do an unlock, they can do it for you, instantly
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#2902
Somehow I got a rep who said this:

Robert Millard: Thank you for completing the pre-chat survey. I will be more than happy to assist you today?
xxxxxxx: hi, yea just need my iphone 4s unlocked
Robert Millard: I see you have had service with AT&T for a long while and we value your business.
Robert Millard: I can help with the unlock options today.
Robert Millard: Can you please tap settings then general and then about,there will be a 15 digit IMEI I will need.
xxxxxxx: xxxxxxxx
Robert Millard: Thank you. Please allow me 2 - 3 minutes to review your request.
Robert Millard: Where did you get he iphone?
xxxxxxx: craigslist
Robert Millard: I will need to submit a case here to get your unlock code and instructions,can I please get your email address?
xxxxxxx: i thought all you needed to do was put my IMEI number and unlock my phone
Robert Millard: The case is completed,the case number is xxxxxxx,the latest you will receive an email with the unlock code and instructions will be May 14 .
Robert Millard: We do not have the codes directly in our systems.
info: Your chat transcript will be sent to xxxxx at the end of your chat.
Robert Millard: You will get an email by the 14th at the latest.

I thought no more case numbers, but I got one. GOOD or BAD?
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#2903
Quote from indymale View Post :
Somehow I got a rep who said this:

Robert Millard: Thank you for completing the pre-chat survey. I will be more than happy to assist you today?
xxxxxxx: hi, yea just need my iphone 4s unlocked
Robert Millard: I see you have had service with AT&T for a long while and we value your business.
Robert Millard: I can help with the unlock options today.
Robert Millard: Can you please tap settings then general and then about,there will be a 15 digit IMEI I will need.
xxxxxxx: xxxxxxxx
Robert Millard: Thank you. Please allow me 2 - 3 minutes to review your request.
Robert Millard: Where did you get he iphone?
xxxxxxx: craigslist
Robert Millard: I will need to submit a case here to get your unlock code and instructions,can I please get your email address?
xxxxxxx: i thought all you needed to do was put my IMEI number and unlock my phone
Robert Millard: The case is completed,the case number is xxxxxxx,the latest you will receive an email with the unlock code and instructions will be May 14 .
Robert Millard: We do not have the codes directly in our systems.
info: Your chat transcript will be sent to xxxxx at the end of your chat.
Robert Millard: You will get an email by the 14th at the latest.

I thought no more case numbers, but I got one. GOOD or BAD?
Not good. ATT promised a lot of us that it will unlock the phones for non-customers but it ate its words.

Until you get the phone really unlocked, keep your fingers crossed.

ATT is BS.
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#2904
Quote from zhengtli View Post :
Not good. ATT promised a lot of us that it will unlock the phones for non-customers but it ate its words.

Until you get the phone really unlocked, keep your fingers crossed.

ATT is BS.
But I'm a ATT customer, so doesnt make a difference?
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#2905
Quote from indymale View Post :
But I'm a ATT customer, so doesnt make a difference?
They could say that your iphone still has a contract with the original owner.
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#2906
Quote from indymale View Post :
But I'm a ATT customer, so doesnt make a difference?
don't worry that is the same rep that i got yesterday, you should be getting an unlock email in a couple of hours if you're an AT&T customer. No worry there.
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#2907
Quote from kpham83 View Post :
don't worry that is the same rep that i got yesterday, you should be getting an unlock email in a couple of hours if you're an AT&T customer. No worry there.
Thank you so much!! Hopefully I get an email in a few hours. Oh, I love the SD community!!
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#2908
Quote from zhengtli View Post :
Not good. ATT promised a lot of us that it will unlock the phones for non-customers but it ate its words.

Until you get the phone really unlocked, keep your fingers crossed.

ATT is BS.
Quote from indymale View Post :
But I'm a ATT customer, so doesnt make a difference?
Whomever I chat with using my friend's ATT account info, the question they ask after giving IMEI is "Where did you get this device?" Frown Frown...
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#2909
YAY !!!!!

Finally, I managed to get my iphone 4S unlocked instantly thru chat... This would have been my 6th or 7th try... Each and every REP is so different... FCUK ATT...
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#2910
Quote from slickdealerutah View Post :
YAY !!!!!

Finally, I managed to get my iphone 4S unlocked instantly thru chat... This would have been my 6th or 7th try... Each and every REP is so different... FCUK ATT...
Can you cut and paste ur chat? Where did u say you bought the iphone from? Who was the rep?
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