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  1. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    I bought a Lumia 925 (AT&T) in almost mint condition about 2 months ago on eBay. I've tried to unlock it using about 4 different unlock sites (oneunlock.com, unlockitnow.com, sim-unlock.net and even cellunlocker.net), all to no avail. After a couple of days or weeks (depending on which) they refund me saying it couldn't be unlocked.
    I've checked and the IMEI of the phone isn't blacklisted or stuff like that, am at my wits end here guys and any help or advice would be hugely appreciated.

    Thanks....
    10-04-2014 09:46 AM
  2. MDK22's Avatar
    Have you tried going to AT&T (that may be your ONLY option, for the short term).

    IF you're a customer & phone purchase is satisfied (previous owner), they are supposed to unlock it.
    Alternatively, if you know an AT&T customer, they may be able to get it unlocked for you. The third party unlockers seem to be having minimal results unlocking Windows (Nokia Lumia) phones.
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    10-04-2014 10:44 AM
  3. Munter2's Avatar
    MDK22 is correct. The 925s just can't seem to be unlocked by outside sources, only the carriers can do it. I've been down that road myself. You need to sign up with AT&T long enough to meet their unlock requirements. Looks like six months for prepaid: https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/
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    10-04-2014 02:23 PM
  4. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    Thanks for the response guys. No I haven't tried that yet, unfortunately that's not really an option for me right now. Am based in Nigeria and had the phone shipped down here after I bought it so I could use it with our network over here. The phone is very expensive over here, the dollar equivalent is roughly $700...so I felt it was a good deal getting it for $200 on eBay, unlocking it for about $50 and saving myself about $450 in the process...unfortunately am now stuck with a virtually bricked phone (the Wi-Fi works perfectly though BTW)
    10-04-2014 02:35 PM
  5. MDK22's Avatar
    Caveat Emptor - you join the growing list of purchasers who assumed they could get their device of choice unlocked, mostly Canadian purchasers of US phones.

    Kevin, your only choice is a friend / acquaintance stateside on AT&T who could get this unlocked for you - assuming the seller has satisfied their purchase (owes no $$ on it to AT&T).

    Though, I did read of an unlock outfit out of Spain (on eBay) that was having some success ... prices start @ $80 USD, though.
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    10-04-2014 03:04 PM
  6. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    Thanks MDK22, I don't really know anyone Stateside who could help out. So I guess I'll give the eBay unlock outfit a shot and see how it goes...
    10-04-2014 03:23 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    But next time, STAY AWAY from AT&T phones.
    AVOID THEM. they are cheaper than unlocked phones because unlocking is either expensive, difficult, or not allowed because money of course.
    Of course, it isn't as simple and can vary from model to model, but avoid them to be safe.

    I would sell your phone and try again with a factory unlocked device or one that's easier to unlock. (NOT FROM US)
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    10-04-2014 03:53 PM
  8. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice xandros9...I doubt if there will be a next time, sure learnt my lesson "this time" and hope this has a happy ending for me
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    10-04-2014 04:12 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice xandros9...I doubt if there will be a next time, sure learnt my lesson "this time" and hope this has a happy ending for me
    Sorry it had to be this way, but you know, carriers here obviously want money, and you just got caught in it.
    10-04-2014 04:34 PM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    Try cellfservices and unlockcode247. Good luck.
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    10-04-2014 04:36 PM
  11. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    Thanks worldspy99...will do!!
    10-05-2014 07:08 AM
  12. arifbsantoso's Avatar
    $700? Wew.. So expensive. You just pay for only (equivalent to) $250 in Indonesia. Even below that price. My 925 just sold for only $245.

    Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk
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    10-05-2014 09:38 AM
  13. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    Hi there guys...well, tried cellfservices and drew a blank there too. Am beginning to wonder if this is conspiracy against me
    Am all out of ideas and seems the only one left is MDK22's option of getting an AT&T customer to help me out, and I know absolutely ZILCH number of people in this category. I'll appreciate it and I'd be most obliged if anyone could help me out with this, probably make inquiries and see if any AT&T subscribers out there or in here would lend a hand to help out a brother in need plssssssss!!!
    10-08-2014 05:14 PM
  14. xandros9's Avatar
    Hi there guys...well, tried cellfservices and drew a blank there too. Am beginning to wonder if this is conspiracy against me
    Am all out of ideas and seems the only one left is MDK22's option of getting an AT&T customer to help me out, and I know absolutely ZILCH number of people in this category. I'll appreciate it and I'd be most obliged if anyone could help me out with this, probably make inquiries and see if any AT&T subscribers out there or in here would lend a hand to help out a brother in need plssssssss!!!
    Nah, its just a conspiracy against everyone, so don't take it personally.
    I would still try to sell that phone, it would be easiest IMO.
    AT&T has a policy of refusing to unlock secondhand phones, so unless you magically find the original owner, you may be out of luck too.

    Blame money/greed, whatever.
    10-09-2014 06:51 PM
  15. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    Thanks for the response xandros9. Selling it sounds like a mighty good idea right now, but the only problem is I cant sell it over here (No AT&T Service in Nigeria). So its virtually useless down here, unless I can sell to someone in the States but that will be a bit more expensive for me, considering the shipping costs to send it from here to there...not to mention the time-frame involved for delivery involved.
    10-10-2014 11:48 AM
  16. xandros9's Avatar
    Thanks for the response xandros9. Selling it sounds like a mighty good idea right now, but the only problem is I cant sell it over here (No AT&T Service in Nigeria). So its virtually useless down here, unless I can sell to someone in the States but that will be a bit more expensive for me, considering the shipping costs to send it from here to there...not to mention the time-frame involved for delivery involved.
    Perhaps someone who doesn't use the phone part would be interested? (Thinking of the iPod touch market)
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    10-10-2014 05:20 PM
  17. ratsttam's Avatar
    Perhaps someone who doesn't use the phone part would be interested? (Thinking of the iPod touch market)
    I bought an ATT 520 knowing full well it won't work with my T-Mobile coverage... I use it as a gps in the car, with the added bonus of having it act as a media player. Here Drive+ and MixRadio ;)

    When my parents were looking at GPS units, the cheapest option was a brand new L520 ATT go phone :)
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    10-10-2014 08:32 PM
  18. AV2RY's Avatar
    Here's how I unlocked Tmobile 925. And I'm happy I did it shortly after I bought because in less than a month it got blacklisted. Was still financed when I looked up. Sold it on eBay to ATT costumer.. Anyways
    When I bought it after two weeks I went to Tmo store and they told they do not unlock phone in stores, and I need to call Tmo for that. The rep gave me the address of other store that unlocks phones, they said they can't unlock it, didnt say why. So I called Tmo, the rep told me I need to have this phone active (with TMO SIM inserted) for two (or one) week before they can send me the code, to ensure that phone is being used..

    When I found out I cant transfer my WhatsApp chat history from 928 to 925 I didnt use it at all.

    ..After about five days usage I called them again. This time they didn't say anything about using it for 2-1 weeks, and next day I got my unlocking code via email. Unlocked and sold
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    10-10-2014 09:01 PM
  19. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    "Scratching my head".....vigorously and with both hands I might add
    10-11-2014 10:46 AM
  20. metalchick719's Avatar
    AT&T are bitches when it comes to unlocking phones, from everything I've read and heard. So sorry you got caught up in this, Kevin. I hope you are able to find a solution or at least sell the phone.
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    10-13-2014 11:22 AM
  21. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    Hi guys...still stuck. Any updates?
    11-01-2014 10:04 PM
  22. Kevin Uba's Avatar
    Just got kicked in the teeth by another unlocking company a couple days ago. Another dead end
    11-01-2014 10:06 PM
  23. chin krish's Avatar
    try unlocking company site...
    11-01-2014 10:42 PM
  24. dacarter77's Avatar
    I don't understand this thread. ATT never sold the 925, so how could he have a ATT 925?

    EDIT: I was wrong, they did sell it.... nevermind.
    11-11-2014 01:25 PM
  25. ratsttam's Avatar
    I don't understand this thread. ATT never sold the 925, so how could he have a ATT 925?
    Nokia Lumia 925 cell phone from AT&T
    Kevin Uba likes this.
    11-11-2014 01:29 PM
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