1. King Nickles Saintil's Avatar
    Hello, I've just recently bought some new go phones cause of the Microsoft eBay deals but didn't realize that they were locked. Has anyone successfully unlocked theirs ?
    If so, how can I unlock mines as I do not live in the US. I really need these unlocked. Or does anyone know of any good and cheap unlocking sites ? Please help. Thank you.
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 02-04-2015 at 05:27 PM.
    02-04-2015 12:47 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Look at this site. https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/I'm willing to wager you're probably screwed though. Might want to try sites like cellunlocker.net, but the odds are against you.

    If it were me I'd try to unload those phones as a gift (like to a child, someone who'd use it as an iPod touch/PDA) or resell them and try to get something factory unlocked.
    02-04-2015 12:56 PM
  3. King Nickles Saintil's Avatar
    I'll try to use the site. But I wanted this phone as a backup as i have experienced only having one phone is tough when it just stops working out of the blue and i would hate to lose the money I've spent on them. No one would want to buy these without being able to make calls and stuff.
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 02-04-2015 at 05:26 PM.
    02-04-2015 01:50 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    There's a market for non-phones believe me, especially low cost devices. (not a big one, but I remember being one such enthusiast)

    I fear the requirements might be too much for an ATT customer, but hey, fingers crossed.
    02-04-2015 03:16 PM
  5. josh715m's Avatar
    I'll try to use the site. But I wanted this phone as a backup as i have experienced only having one phone is tough when it just stops working out of the blue and i would hate to lose the money I've spent on them. No one would want to buy these without being able to make calls and stuff.
    Was really hoping someone on these boards who have an at&t account would help me. It's not hard for them to do at all but it boils down to a favor. Sigh. I'll try and see if I can get these unlocked.
    I got two unlocked. Tried several options but after two or three days got a refund.
    Try sim-unlock.net it was the cheapest and effective available, took around 12 days and $15 usd dollars each.
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    02-04-2015 03:27 PM
  6. King Nickles Saintil's Avatar
    There's a market for non-phones believe me, especially low cost devices. (not a big one, but I remember being one such enthusiast)

    I fear the requirements might be too much for an ATT customer, but hey, fingers crossed.
    Yea I know but I live I the Bahamas and that market is substantially smaller and seeing as to how I had to pay tax and shipping for it, the selling price to recuperate my loses would turn many people away for a non-phone..
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-04-2015 05:20 PM
  7. King Nickles Saintil's Avatar
    I got two unlocked. Tried several options but after two or three days got a refund.
    Try sim-unlock.net it was the cheapest and effective available, took around 12 days and $15 usd dollars each.
    Wow, well I will give that site a try then. Thanks a lot man ! Hope it works for me.
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    02-04-2015 05:21 PM
  8. pankaj981's Avatar
    Wow, well I will give that site a try then. Thanks a lot man ! Hope it works for me.
    Try the link xandros9 posted. I got 2 Lumia 520s unlocked from AT&T for free. Tell the support folks to open up a ticket if you get an error. They create a ticket and provide you the unlock code within 24 hours. And yes, you don't have to be an AT&T customer
    02-04-2015 05:31 PM
  9. King Nickles Saintil's Avatar
    Try the link xandros9 posted. I got 2 Lumia 520s unlocked from AT&T for free. Tell the support folks to open up a ticket if you get an error. They create a ticket and provide you the unlock code within 24 hours. And yes, you don't have to be an AT&T customer
    So just go online and fill out the information meaning fill out the gophone information or the non At&t one ? I'm guessing the non at&t customer one ? Sorry if I sound ignorant. Just confused a bit.
    02-04-2015 06:26 PM
  10. plot_almighty's Avatar
    I have an unlock guide stickied here:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/car...t-edition.html
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-04-2015 06:40 PM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    Go here:

    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/unlockrequest


    Select non-ATT customer. Fill out the form. If the IMEI gives you an error, contact AT&T support and tell them about the error. They will open a ticket and email you the unlock code within a day. Now the phone you are trying to unlock should be fully paid. The GoPhone Lumia 520 which in this case is eligible for unlock rightaway using the above link
    02-04-2015 06:55 PM
  12. josh715m's Avatar
    So just go online and fill out the information meaning fill out the gophone information or the non At&t one ? I'm guessing the non at&t customer one ? Sorry if I sound ignorant. Just confused a bit.
    If the free unlock method through AT&T works for you ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Š great, come back to share how it went.
    Maybe it's about luck or the person that takes care of your case. Unfortunately it didn't work for me, I wanted to sell one of the two phones that I got during the Amazon 20 bucks deal, sold it today for $110 so I'm happy ๐Ÿ˜Š.

    Good luck to you!!!
    Last edited by josh715m; 02-04-2015 at 11:52 PM.
    02-04-2015 07:29 PM
  13. King Nickles Saintil's Avatar
    If the free unlock method through AT&T works for you ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Š great, come back to share how it went.
    Maybe it's about luck or the person that takes care of your case. Unfortunately it didn't work for me, I wanted to sell one of the two phones that I got during the Amazon 20 bucks deal, sold it today for $110 so I'm happy ๐Ÿ˜Š.

    Good luck to you!!!
    I managed to get one unlocked ! Hoping the other two go as smooth as well. It only took two days to recieve the code with no hassle whatsoever. I got the unlock code through email as well.
    josh715m likes this.
    02-07-2015 12:32 PM
  14. King Nickles Saintil's Avatar
    Go here:

    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/unlockrequest


    Select non-ATT customer. Fill out the form. If the IMEI gives you an error, contact AT&T support and tell them about the error. They will open a ticket and email you the unlock code within a day. Now the phone you are trying to unlock should be fully paid. The GoPhone Lumia 520 which in this case is eligible for unlock rightaway using the above link
    Thanks a lot man !! It worked !! Only took two days too. I'm hoping the other two go smoothly as well. This is awesome.
    pankaj981 and josh715m like this.
    02-07-2015 12:33 PM

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