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  1. addheat's Avatar
    just ordered an unlock via unlockusa, put me 7-14 days on hold. i had my iphones and other stuff unlocked via their website, usually no hiccups. will let you know if they worked...
    01-14-2014 11:25 AM
  2. Mitch Brown1's Avatar
    ATT unlock page
    While trying to get my 1020 unlocked, I figured I'd request that I'd test the ATT site by trying to unlock my wife's Lumia 920 which is half way through her 2-yr contract. Here is the not-so surprising response:
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    01-14-2014 11:28 AM
  3. izik770's Avatar
    I feel like breaking the great wall of china, I got nothing with your method, and I was the OP :'(
    Hi. sent you PM
    01-14-2014 07:31 PM
  4. DiomedesDominguez's Avatar
    Can you sent me a PM with this method please.
    01-15-2014 09:51 AM
  5. Joe920's Avatar
    Spent some time talking to AT&T's customer retention people. Well, #customerretentionfail. After telling them that I'd pay the ETF and leave, they did seem to take some time to look at options, and then they said 'you just signed a new contract two months ago, sorry, we can't.'
    OK, so I solved this the old fashioned way. I bought the 1020 subsidized, needed an unlock for overseas travel, and was told 'no' in many successive calls. Looked at my monthly ATT bill ($75 including taxes, 450min 3GB no text), compared it with StraightTalk on the same ATT towers ($49 including taxes, "unlimited" everything), and realized that I'd make back the remaining early termination fee in a little over a year. Transferred my number to ST, paid the ETF, and voila, "only" a month later they sent me my unlock code.

    The only thing that bugs me is that evil ATT is still making money off me through their contract with ST, but unfortunately T-mobile's coverage is not acceptable where I live.

    Edit: huzzah, it worked! Finally, I'm off contract and have an unlocked 1020. A month too late for my international travel, but still.
    Last edited by Joe920; 01-18-2014 at 12:28 PM.
    01-16-2014 12:30 PM
  6. inteller's Avatar
    here is the deal people, ATT will NOT unlock your FULL price paid phone anymore if you never had an account with them (what they count as customer, apparently buying the phone from them doesn't make you a customer)

    This is illegal and unethical, they hold no subsidy over your full price phone, and have no right to deny you recourse for getting the unlock code.

    I'm currently trying to find a lawyer who will consider putting together a class to sue for the diminished value of the phone, which ranges from $75-100 per device based on current 3rd party unlock prices.
    01-16-2014 02:00 PM
  7. astroXP's Avatar
    just ordered an unlock via unlockusa, put me 7-14 days on hold. i had my iphones and other stuff unlocked via their website, usually no hiccups. will let you know if they worked...
    $39.99 for the unlock code, whhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaatttt!

    ----


    I'm giving up already. This is day 18 for me and I was able to contact the original owner just recently. She's been accessible and she was willing to request the code. She sent me this email today:

    Hi
    They have denied my request and refuse to give me an answer as to why.
    They just say that they have the right to refuse to release any device they want.

    I am seriously pissed at them !!!!
    I have never had issues with them like this!!!
    This is absurd! They kept saying to me I should contact the original buyer so s/he can request the code. Now that she did, AT&T just denied her request? WTF
    01-17-2014 09:15 AM
  8. addheat's Avatar
    just ordered an unlock via unlockusa, put me 7-14 days on hold. i had my iphones and other stuff unlocked via their website, usually no hiccups. will let you know if they worked...
    received my code today. earlier than i thought. best thing is: it worked.
    01-17-2014 05:26 PM
  9. Dezires's Avatar
    just want ti update everyone that i got my code from att and it looks like there a high chance of getting it now. good luck and thanks!
    01-26-2014 03:17 AM
  10. spectre51's Avatar
    Got mine the other day too from AT&T. No issues.
    01-26-2014 07:34 PM
  11. astroXP's Avatar
    just want ti update everyone that i got my code from att and it looks like there a high chance of getting it now. good luck and thanks!

    Did you just call them? You bought your phone from at&t/retailer at full price?
    01-26-2014 11:40 PM
  12. MikesChevelle's Avatar
    Would I have any luck since I do not have an ATT account? I really want to bust this bad boy out on Tmobile
    01-27-2014 12:22 AM
  13. Dezires's Avatar
    Did you just call them? You bought your phone from at&t/retailer at full price?
    Would I have any luck since I do not have an ATT account? I really want to bust this bad boy out on Tmobile
    got my phone off from Swappa requested unlock via the ATT website and rocking with tmobile right now.
    01-27-2014 11:09 AM
  14. MikesChevelle's Avatar
    got my phone off from Swappa requested unlock via the ATT website and rocking with tmobile right now.
    PM sent
    01-27-2014 12:45 PM
  15. astroXP's Avatar
    got my phone off from Swappa requested unlock via the ATT website and rocking with tmobile right now.
    PM from me too!
    01-27-2014 10:38 PM
  16. miss_sephiroth's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I just bumped into this forum while frustrated with AT&T and all the crap they are putting people like us through. I bought my phone on Dec 14th, full price, from a Microsoft store, by their instructions. They told me it would be unlocked that same day and still here we are. I tried pretty much everything and I am about to lose it!!!!

    I sent a PM to izik770 but he might've missed it. Can you please send me his/your instructions to get this bad boy unlocked? I have filed a complaint with the FCC, the BBB and have been in talks with a Consumer Watch TV station, but I fear it might take forever without knowing if it will work for sure... :(

    Thanks so much for the help!
    02-01-2014 08:55 PM
  17. vimukthi999's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I just bumped into this forum while frustrated with AT&T and all the crap they are putting people like us through. I bought my phone on Dec 14th, full price, from a Microsoft store, by their instructions. They told me it would be unlocked that same day and still here we are. I tried pretty much everything and I am about to lose it!!!!

    I sent a PM to izik770 but he might've missed it. Can you please send me his/your instructions to get this bad boy unlocked? I have filed a complaint with the FCC, the BBB and have been in talks with a Consumer Watch TV station, but I fear it might take forever without knowing if it will work for sure... :(

    Thanks so much for the help!

    sent a pm,,
    02-01-2014 11:41 PM
  18. Ukyo's Avatar
    AT&T opened up the floodgates for unlocking the 1020 so if you don't mind paying extra, you can pretty much use any reputable unlocking site that's offering it. Should be a guarantee that they can do it, it'll just cost you. I understand its not fair if you already paid full price for the phone but it is what it is now and if you want to actually use the phone instead of it being an expensive paperweight, just pay the extra and be done with it. Learn from that and stay away from Locked phones unless it's ez to unlock. I know I have. I was naive enough to think I can just buy a used locked phone and pay some site to unlock and that didn't go as planned
    02-02-2014 03:08 PM
  19. MikesChevelle's Avatar
    I just got an email back from ATT and they are saying the IMEI isnt even in their system, bunch of thieving liers
    02-03-2014 10:38 AM
  20. ndowens's Avatar
    Yeah I tried getting a code for my 520 and got denied since not using actual att service

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520
    02-03-2014 11:28 AM
  21. 88speed's Avatar
    MikesChevelle, sorry about the duplicate PM request.
    Also can someone please PM me with itzik's method. Thanks for the great info guys!
    02-03-2014 08:08 PM
  22. miss_sephiroth's Avatar
    Thanks for the input, Ukyo :( I made the huge mistake of trusting their representatives (I asked several, both in store and on the phone!). It will NEVER happen again. I am Portuguese and we get our phones unlocked 99% of the times; when we don't, unlocking is always straight forward.

    My last phone was also a Lumia, but from T-mobile, and they were able to unlock it right away... I trusted it would be the same with AT&T. Never again!
    02-04-2014 02:31 PM
  23. miss_sephiroth's Avatar
    Can anyone send me izik770's method? That or any other method that worked for you - I have tired almost everything!! :(

    I have now received a reply back from their unlocking site that it is telling me that the phone has to be on AT&T for 6 months. BS!
    02-04-2014 02:35 PM
  24. tsangster9's Avatar
    Could you please send me a PM with this method?
    02-05-2014 12:37 AM
  25. MikesChevelle's Avatar
    the method is finding an email for high up corp and bombarding them with emails
    miss_sephiroth likes this.
    02-05-2014 10:30 AM
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