1. v10type-r's Avatar
    I'd like to know if I can do this.

    My friend is going to the US this weekend and wants to pick up a couple of Lumia 521s. He wants to make sure before he buys them that they can be unlocked right away.

    The bands are perfect for him to use on Mobilicity here in Canada so its a great buy (if he can indeed find some).

    Does anyone know if this phone since its pre-paid can be unlocked easily? Up here we use wwww.mobileincanada.com to unlock phones, if someone with a t-mobile 521 can go to this site and enter their IMEI # then it will tell you if it can be unlocked. Anyone willing to do this or at least confirm that it can be unlocked immediately?
    06-26-2013 11:44 AM
  2. stmav's Avatar
    Unlocking the 521 is discussed in this thread. It should give you some idea what to expect. http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-unlocked.html
    06-26-2013 12:22 PM
  3. Corepc's Avatar
    I sent them my IEMI number have not heard anything back yet, will let you know when I hear back from them.

    But some of these rules may apply

    SIM Unlock your phone | Support
    06-26-2013 12:49 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    I sent them my IEMI number have not heard anything back yet, will let you know when I hear back from them.

    But some of these rules may apply

    SIM Unlock your phone | Support
    Do those rules apply if the phone is taken outside the US? I don't know; I'm just curious. It seems that even if it was technically illegal there's nothing that anybody could do about it.
    06-26-2013 12:59 PM
  5. v10type-r's Avatar
    Awesome, did you send it to mobileincanada.com or T-Mobile?

    let me know please! I have unlocked 5 phones through mobileincanada.com, the fastest was 2 hours for a Samsung ATIV-S and the worst was a Lumia 520 that took about a 12 hours.
    06-26-2013 01:01 PM
  6. ARVI_SD's Avatar
    did u unlock 521 via mobileincanada.com ? please confirm
    06-28-2013 06:55 PM
  7. Corepc's Avatar
    Have not heard anything back yet from mobileincanda
    06-28-2013 11:04 PM
  8. RJ Priest's Avatar
    There is also canadagsm for unlocking. I was gonna use them to unlock a telus 520 for use on bell before I decided to get the ATIV S from bell for $0.
    06-28-2013 11:10 PM
  9. Phil Pakula's Avatar
    Ok i have a nokia 521 locked with metro pcs that website only has canadian carriers to unlock it witch one do i PICK
    11-23-2013 11:14 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    I called T-Mo a day after I got my phone. They were unable to unlock my Samsung in August so they gladly sent me the code for the Lumia 521 right away. I always tell them that I have overseas travel coming up and they need to unlock the phone. So far I haven't had issues with them - I have unlocked 7 phones with them so far. Please keep in mind that I have been a customer for 9 years as well, which helps out quite a bit.
    11-25-2013 07:51 PM
  11. 50atomic's Avatar
    I called T-Mo a day after I got my phone. They were unable to unlock my Samsung in August so they gladly sent me the code for the Lumia 521 right away. I always tell them that I have overseas travel coming up and they need to unlock the phone. So far I haven't had issues with them - I have unlocked 7 phones with them so far. Please keep in mind that I have been a customer for 9 years as well, which helps out quite a bit.
    Second this. Don't expect it to be very easy unless you are a long time customer.
    11-26-2013 01:57 PM

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