1. ktl88's Avatar
    Hi All,

    I have a friend who would be coming from US to India soon.
    Seeing so many offers of the 520 on Wpcentral, I was wondering whether it would be possible for me to use this $69 GoPhone in India.
    It says that it is contract free, so does that mean it is sim-free?
    What exactly is this GoPhone?
    Is there anyway I can buy this GoPhone and use it in India with our local sim cards?
    11-29-2013 10:38 AM
  2. John20212's Avatar
    GoPhone is ATT carrier's Pay As you Go plan. The Lumia 520 is locked to ATT, so you would need to unlock it to use it in India, and by reading few other threads it is apparently getting harder to unlock any ATT WP.
    ktl88 likes this.
    11-29-2013 11:17 AM
  3. fdalbor's Avatar
    I purchased one of the 69$ 520 go phones and just did not use the Go phone sim that comes with it. I bought a regular mini sim and it works just fine but it is locked to AT&T which is my normal carrier anyway. John20212 is right though, AT&T really does not want to unlock, it is possible though with the right codes.
    ktl88 likes this.
    11-30-2013 08:42 AM
  4. Cleveland2k's Avatar
    An AT&T rep just told me to go to https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/ and on that site it tells you the requirements to have your device unlocked and if you meet them you can request they unlock it, but they denied mine. I have a Lumia 820.
    ktl88 and fdalbor like this.
    11-30-2013 01:42 PM
  5. fdalbor's Avatar
    Did they tell you why you could not get your 820 unlocked? I just went to the site and I meet the requirements, but I know how AT&T is. I just bought a 520 go phone an would like to get it unlocked. I am a AT&T customer and have been for the past 8 years, I am using a 820 on AT&T but would like to be able to use the 520 where I want too.
    12-03-2013 11:56 AM
  6. rakesh1995's Avatar
    Did they tell you why you could not get your 820 unlocked? I just went to the site and I meet the requirements, but I know how AT&T is. I just bought a 520 go phone an would like to get it unlocked. I am a AT&T customer and have been for the past 8 years, I am using a 820 on AT&T but would like to be able to use the 520 where I want too.



    say them you are going out to India for a 3 month work and you need at least one of your phone unlocked



    Sent from my Uuusumm Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    12-08-2013 05:48 AM
  7. fdalbor's Avatar
    They refused my request to unlock my phone also. No reason as to why not, just that it was refused. I went hunting to see if I could find anyone who has gotten a phone unlocked by AT&T and have not been able to find one yet. Not surprised. But thats not a problem, my plan does not run out for another year and a month. Plenty of time to get an unlocked phone to use with my next provider; which will not be AT&T. Eight years wasted, thats how long I have been with them and it looks like it counts for nothing.. No matter but I don't plan on ever getting a locked phone in the future. They are more expensive; but well worth the peace of mind and freedom. Both my 820 and 520 will be probably ready to be upgraded by then anyway.
    12-11-2013 05:32 PM
  8. Chiranjeevi Reddy's Avatar
    GoPhone is ATT carrier's Pay As you Go plan. The Lumia 520 is locked to ATT, so you would need to unlock it to use it in India, and by reading few other threads it is apparently getting harder to unlock any ATT WP.
    04-23-2014 10:41 AM

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