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  1. tech242

    tech242 New Member

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    Where can I get my 5c unlocked to work with any sim
     
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    zstairlessone Well-Known Member

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    Is it under contract?
     
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    Thomasjtsi Well-Known Member

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    Your main option for unlocking your iPhone from AT&T is requesting an unlock from them, AT&T. Otherwise, you'll need to purchase a 3rd party unlock... which we don't necessarily recommend. However, it is an available option.
     
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    APX7000 Active Member

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    Only way I know to unlock an iPhone is if it's out of contract. Call AT&T and tell them you want your phone unlocked. If they tell you it's not possible, tell the operator it's law and if they don't unlock it you will file a complaint with the FCC.

    It's surprisingly easy to file a complaint online to the FCC, and it gets action even more surprisingly.

    Once AT&T submits your iPhone for unlocking, it will take about 3-7 days. You need to hook the phone up to iTunes on your Mac/PC and connect to it. You'll be greeted with a message that congratulates you on having an unlocked iPhone now.

    I had to drop the FCC complaint thing with AT&T, which got their attention real fast. 2 different operators told me it was not possible. Don't give up, they are legally required by law to unlock your phone if requested (and out of contract).
     
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    bear7962 Well-Known Member

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    The law allows AT&T to refuse if the phone was subsidized and is still under contract but once the contract period is over, I have never had a problem getting them to unlock a phone. I think you are allowed 5 unlocks a year. For the past few years they have had a form for this on their website, I believe they require you to fill out the form rather than make a request on the phone.
     
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    Or if you are not an att customer find somebody who will do it for you. In my case bought a locked samsung galaxy off contract and then i got it unlocked using my account


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    I once used this EDITED - no website links but failed to unlock my device
     
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    zstairlessone Well-Known Member

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    AT&T was easy to go through. I did it on my old 4s, they took care on their end, 2 days later I got a message telling me to reset my phone and ta-da unlocked. Super easy


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    How can check in contact or out of contact
     
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    933 Well-Known Member

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    If the phone has been paid for, meaning you don’t owe anything for a monthly plan that includes the cost of the phone. If you don’t owe anything to AT&T for your phone you can simply call as stated above and get the phone unlocked through AT&T.
     
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