1. hwalker84's Avatar
    My wife is heading back to Africa this December and needed 3 cheap phones so I suggested the Lumia 520. Does anyone know of a confirmed site to unlock these things?
    08-13-2013 01:39 PM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    My wife is heading back to Africa this December and needed 3 cheap phones so I suggested the Lumia 520. Does anyone know of a confirmed site to unlock these things?
    cellunlocker.net
    08-13-2013 01:44 PM
  3. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    My wife is heading back to Africa this December and needed 3 cheap phones so I suggested the Lumia 520. Does anyone know of a confirmed site to unlock these things?
    Why don't you just buy unlocked phones in the first place?
    08-13-2013 01:46 PM
  4. jt1234's Avatar
    unlockforcheap.com
    I just did this last night at 8:00PM Central and I had my unlock code within 1hour for $15.
    That is for the new att 520
    08-13-2013 06:36 PM
  5. tgp's Avatar
    Why don't you just buy unlocked phones in the first place?
    Because the AT&T version costs about half as much.
    08-13-2013 07:43 PM
  6. hwalker84's Avatar
    cellunlocker.net
    How much does cellphone unlocker cost?
    08-13-2013 10:52 PM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    How much does cellphone unlocker cost?
    $14.99 for the AT&T Lumia 520.
    08-13-2013 10:55 PM
  8. Jive Turkey's Avatar
    ATT will unlock it for free. Try this website: https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/
    If that doesn't work, call them on 611. Tell them that you're moving overseas and they'll give you an unlock code straight away. I did this a few days ago.
    You may want to ask about tethering as well. I neglected to do that and now I can't tether even though I'm using an Australian SIM that allows tethering. I didn't realise that ATT restrict the phone somehow :(
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    08-14-2013 11:42 PM
  9. WPhoney's Avatar
    People also sell codes on eBay.
    08-15-2013 01:34 AM
  10. halooo's Avatar
    My wife is heading back to Africa this December and needed 3 cheap phones so I suggested the Lumia 520. Does anyone know of a confirmed site to unlock these things?
    Unlocking your Nokia Lumia 520 can be done by two ways....
    1. Contacting your service provider
    2. Using Online service
    Online service is recommended as you can unlock your phone from anywhere in the world...I have experience in unlocking my phone with the help of Simpleunlocking.com where you need to provide the network and country that your phone is locked to....They provide you with unlock code and free instructions to unlock your phone...
    09-14-2013 12:48 PM
  11. Asleeper2's Avatar
    ATT will unlock it for free. Try this website: https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/
    If that doesn't work, call them on 611. Tell them that you're moving overseas and they'll give you an unlock code straight away. I did this a few days ago.
    You may want to ask about tethering as well. I neglected to do that and now I can't tether even though I'm using an Australian SIM that allows tethering. I didn't realise that ATT restrict the phone somehow :(
    The Lumia 520 isn't eligible for unlocking through the online form. I called ATT and explained to them I was going on a trip abroad next month (which is true) and asked if they could unlock it for me. After placing me on a brief hold, the CS lady gave me the unlock code. I put the code in and Voila.......an unlocked L520.

    However, I also should mention that I am a long-term ATT customer with an account in good standing and they verified this first before giving me the code. I'm not sure how well this will work for non-customers.

    09-16-2013 12:18 PM
  12. Jive Turkey's Avatar
    It works for non-customers as well. I was only in the US for two weeks using a pre-paid SIM when they unlocked mine :)
    10-15-2013 10:27 PM
  13. Lumian57's Avatar
    It works for non-customers as well. I was only in the US for two weeks using a pre-paid SIM when they unlocked mine :)
    Hello, please can the Lumia 520 be unlocked outside the US?
    11-07-2013 08:46 AM
  14. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Hello, please can the Lumia 520 be unlocked outside the US?
    You would normally need to get the unlock code from the network that the phone is locked to. However, you are welcome to try an online unlocking service but you do so at your own risk.
    11-07-2013 10:35 AM
  15. ob2s's Avatar
    Here is an update on this. AT&T will NOT provide unlock codes over the phone anymore. You have to use this webform. Device Unlock If you have a go-phone and you've owned it less than 6 months you can NOT obtain the unlock code. It doesn't matter if you've had an AT&T account for 3 years, it is how long you have had the handset. The AT&T stores also have been told not to give ouy unlock codes. They say call Cust Service who tell you to use the form. Also there is not a paid service available that can unlock the 520, all currently show 'NOT Currently available' and others say, you have to obtain permission from the carrier before they can unlock, which is useless since if you have permission, you don't need a middle man unless you like throwing $ away. Bummer, I need to go to France and will just have to buy a shyte unlocked phone off ebay.
    11-19-2013 01:55 PM
  16. WorzelGummage's Avatar
    Here is an update on this. AT&T will NOT provide unlock codes over the phone anymore. You have to use this webform. Device Unlock If you have a go-phone and you've owned it less than 6 months you can NOT obtain the unlock code. It doesn't matter if you've had an AT&T account for 3 years, it is how long you have had the handset. The AT&T stores also have been told not to give ouy unlock codes. They say call Cust Service who tell you to use the form. Also there is not a paid service available that can unlock the 520, all currently show 'NOT Currently available' and others say, you have to obtain permission from the carrier before they can unlock, which is useless since if you have permission, you don't need a middle man unless you like throwing $ away. Bummer, I need to go to France and will just have to buy a shyte unlocked phone off ebay.
    Thanks for the update. I know that the law in the USA changed recently regarding unlocking handsets so it looks like AT&T are just implementing the law with a passion.
    It's a shame that they are behaving like this though because it's unfair to the customer.
    I'm in the UK and my network (Virgin Mobile UK) don't even lock the phones they sell anymore. So if I was to buy a Lumia 720 or whatever from them it would arrive on my doorstep completely unlocked and unbranded. This makes good business sense for them because it means that they don't have to employ anyone to test and approve firmware updates and of course software engineers to customise the firmware with Virgin branding.
    It's a shame that other networks or carriers don't do the same thing instead of having total autonomy over the phones that they sell.

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    11-19-2013 03:53 PM
  17. Graham Vivian's Avatar
    The request form wants an America SSN number and I am in Australia. What do I do now?
    01-09-2014 03:35 PM
  18. Graham Vivian's Avatar
    Bullshine. This site can't handle this phone
    01-09-2014 03:44 PM
  19. Graham Vivian's Avatar
    Nothing cheap here. $50 for Nokia Lumia 520
    01-09-2014 03:59 PM
  20. Ahamed16's Avatar
    Hi in Chennai where we can unlock the nokia lumia 52O(AT&T) US. pls help me..
    01-13-2014 05:28 AM
  21. jagats's Avatar
    I need to unlock Nokia Lumia 520, I don't get link for unlock. Please provide me link

    Thanks
    02-14-2014 06:54 PM
  22. Hassan Ali3's Avatar
    unlockforcheap.com restarted there service. I unlocked my 1020 from there so I know it's working now.
    02-28-2014 01:17 PM
  23. captian nemo's Avatar
    True. Don't waste money with these unlocking companies who are charging around $30 to $50 on average. Come on, the phone itself costs only $50. Call AT&T first and see if they can unlock it for free. Just follow the link as posted above and you will get your code in 1-2 days. Thanks Jive Turkey!
    04-16-2014 12:51 PM
  24. Abner Rodriguez's Avatar
    I need to unlock my Nokia Lumia 820 ATT..... Im not in the USA... Can you help me?
    04-26-2014 09:19 PM
  25. PiggyMiddle's Avatar
    True. Don't waste money with these unlocking companies who are charging around $30 to $50 on average. Come on, the phone itself costs only $50. Call AT&T first and see if they can unlock it for free. Just follow the link as posted above and you will get your code in 1-2 days. Thanks Jive Turkey!
    Not any more for 15-bucks. It is 38-bucks for 5 to 10 days or 50 for 1 to 2 days.

    Anyone have any low cost suggestions?

    I tried twice with AT&T andf both times got an email back saying "Denied." Not a now or former AT&T customer. The device needs to have been active in AT&T service for 6-months to unlock as a non-AT&T customer. HUH??? Only AT&T eh? :D.

    Thanks
    05-20-2014 04:39 PM

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