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AT&T iPhone Unlock via Online Form

cheenofly523 465 September 7, 2012 at 07:40 PM in Tech & Electronics (3)
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No need to talk to a customer service rep. Fill out the form if you meet these requirements:

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● A current AT&T customer or a former AT&T customer who can provide the phone number or account number for the account
● The iPhone was designed for use on AT&T's network
● All contract obligations, including any term commitment, associated with the device to be unlocked have been fully satisfied
● The iPhone has not been reported lost or stolen.
Each account gets 5 unlocks per year, and each unlock could take up to 5-7 business days to complete.

https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/
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Last Edited by SlidingBike October 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM
General Eligibility Requirements for Unlocking iPhone
AT&T will unlock an iPhone under the following circumstances:

The person requesting the unlock is:
  • a current AT&T customer or
  • a former AT&T customer who can provide the phone number or account number for the account
  • The iPhone was designed for use on AT&T's network;
  • All contract obligations, including any term commitment, associated with the device to be unlocked have been fully satisfied; and
  • The iPhone has not been reported lost or stolen.
The iPhone must be out of contract term to get it unlocked.

Credit to carigis for this info:

Pros - use it on another carrier, or even in another country.

Increase your resale value if you want to sell the phone and increase your resale market.

New carrier may be half the price.. Monthly saving you thousands over time. And not requiring you to unlock manually every software release update and wait or the unlock for months before you can upgrade. If your baseband is even supported..

A phone should be unlocked after contract. And AT&T not unlocking it for last three years even after you completed your contract. was just sleazy.

It's free.

Cons
None,

other then your new carrier, yes tmobile for instance.. may not support the data bands and your stuck with 2g until they finish refarming thier network in 2013.

NO NEED TO RESTORE the PHONE..
The following trick worked for me, it worked for others too.. try this first before RESTORING....

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I ended up unlocking my phone which is still in contract for $5 on ebay. Btw, you don't need to restore the phone for the actual unlock as I pleasantly found out. Just make sure you are on wifi, pop in a sim for a carrier other than ATT and reboot, the phone will contact apple and unlock the phone. This is on 5.1.1. (Credit goes to the trick poster...thadiyan)
Used ebay seller: swatblade006 to get my phone unlocked for $4.74 (Very satisfied with the service). Just keep your IMEI number in the PayPal payment's notes to the seller.. its quick..

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#3
Thanks.

Has anyone tried this and it worked successfully?
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#4
didnt work for me, att just ignored me. After the 5-7 biz days, i went to ebay to get it unlocked for $10, took 8 hrs
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Quote from JR007 View Post :
Thanks.

Has anyone tried this and it worked successfully?
I did it through this form about a month back, got my iPhone unlocked within 5 days
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#6
Thanks OP.

Quote from raptorsiii View Post :
didnt work for me, att just ignored me. After the 5-7 biz days, i went to ebay to get it unlocked for $10, took 8 hrs
How long had it been since the phone was activated?
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Quote from raptorsiii View Post :
didnt work for me, att just ignored me. After the 5-7 biz days, i went to ebay to get it unlocked for $10, took 8 hrs
what kind of ebay unlocked you got on ebay? Gevey sim?
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didnt work for me, att just ignored me. After the 5-7 biz days, i went to ebay to get it unlocked for $10, took 8 hrs
Any reliable unlock sellers on eBay?
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Quote from JR007 View Post :
Thanks.

Has anyone tried this and it worked successfully?
I did this and got a reply in 2 or 3 business days. Worked fine, and it was pretty painless.
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#10
My eBay unlock cost $26 and $30, but it took like 10min.
I just sorted by lowest price and looked for the one with highest rating.
I was skeptical at first since it normally costs like $80+ from a store or a website dedicated to unlocking iPhones.
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#11
How about if you've never been an AT&T customer and you just bought the phone from Cowboom to use with Straight Talk. Do I just need to find a friend who is an AT&T customer to do it for me, or do I need to troll Ebay for an unlock?
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wootKekekekekkkkk....
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Quote from Parachute07 View Post :
How about if you've never been an AT&T customer and you just bought the phone from Cowboom to use with Straight Talk. Do I just need to find a friend who is an AT&T customer to do it for me, or do I need to troll Ebay for an unlock?
If you bought an AT&T iphone from Cowboom you do NOT need to unlock for Straight Talk Sim. Just make sure you get the AT&T straight talk sim.
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#14
Why would the greedy paws of ATT do this........ especially when tmobile is nearing the end of their refarm.... Confused Confused Confused
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#15
Filled it out. I'm an employee...wonder if I call if they'll give me priority. haha (Kidding, of course)
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