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Thread: AT&T just unlocked my iPhone 5S.
10-09-2013, 12:48 AM #1AT&T just unlocked my iPhone 5S.
I called AT&T today after the website told me that my IMEI number cannot be unlocked. Asked them to unlock my brand new iPhone 5S as I will be traveling outside the US next month. I was expecting resistance but the guy on the other side took my IMEI and submitted a request to Apple and they approved it.
I just connected my phone to iTunes and updated. Got the "Congratulations, your iPhone is now unlocked message".
I have been with AT&T since 2003 (Cingular days). This is my 5th iPhone from them. Other than that, I'm just a regular customer.
Don't know if this is news worthy but I'm sure someone can use the info.
10-09-2013, 05:41 PM #2
No one seems to care. Meh.
10-09-2013, 05:45 PM #3
I'd say you got a very "Lucky" break. It's the rep that didn't know what they were doing. Once the rep hits the button it's not like there's another "approval" process where Apple approves or not. Unlocking is a "carrier's" issue. When "they" (the carrier) approves - they just issue an "order" to Apple to unlock.
So basically - you got lucky. .. Enjoy!
10-09-2013, 05:57 PM #4
I would like to think it is because I am a long time customer. The rep seemed to know what he was doing.
10-09-2013, 09:46 PM #5
I repeat.. you got lucky..
10-09-2013, 10:50 PM #6
Maybe I did. Someone else should try this.
10-10-2013, 05:10 PM #7
How can they legally refuse to unlock your phone? That's crazy and downright scabby
10-10-2013, 05:22 PM #8
This is the most misunderstood topic on the Internet. Please understand you do not own your phone until the end of the two-year period.