1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    I want to by Lumia 640. I live outside of the US and usually I buy US devices and change the SIM card. I saw the $60 offer from Best Buy that says: "Microsoft - Microsoft Lumia 640 4G with 8GB Memory No-Contract Cell Phone - Black" (I can't add links due to the anti-spam in this site)

    Is it SIM unlocked?
    If not, is there an easy way to SIM unlock it?
    11-09-2015 08:25 AM
  2. timster01's Avatar
    it'll be locked to AT&T. you could get it unlocked from cellunlocker.net or any other site that deals with unlocking
    11-09-2015 08:32 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    No don't deal with it, the risk of not being able to unlock is too great.
    11-09-2015 08:46 AM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar
    No don't deal with it, the risk of not being able to unlock is too great. /s
    Fixed that for ya ;)
    11-09-2015 08:52 AM
  5. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Risk too great? You can get the IMEI off the box, return it unopened for refund if the unlock doesn't get approved.
    11-09-2015 08:55 AM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    Don't put the included sim in the phone...or else it will suck to be you.
    11-09-2015 09:04 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Risk too great? You can get the IMEI off the box, return it unopened for refund if the unlock doesn't get approved.
    OP lives outside the US. I remember a story of some guy in Africa stuck with an ATT locked something. (was jt a 520?)
    11-09-2015 09:21 AM
  8. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Oh I missed the "live outside USA" part of the OP, considering a purchase at Best Buy made me think he was in USA.

    Maybe best to see if he can pay someone in USA who would buy the phone, unlock it then ship it to him.
    11-09-2015 09:38 AM
  9. ByeVanno's Avatar
    You can go on ebay and get an unlock code for around 5-20usd I believe. I was considering doing the same thing when i take a vacation in the states
    11-09-2015 09:44 AM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    ATT is giving unlock codes really fast now over the internet. I've unlocked 5 devices from them this year. The last couple have been done within an hour or two.

    Do not insert a SIM or try to activate the phone. Take the IMEI to this site. All you need is an email address and the clean IMEI.

    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/ Agree to the conditions and use the "Non ATT Mobility Customer" form. I think it is easy and safe.
    libra89 likes this.
    11-09-2015 02:24 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    huh, guess my knowledge is out of date
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-09-2015 02:35 PM

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