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  1. Duct Tape Panties's Avatar
    I'm looking for the cheapest & easiest way to unlock my Samsung Focus. Can someone please point me in the right direction.
    Last edited by tbout; 05-29-2011 at 10:32 AM.
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    05-29-2011 08:30 AM
  2. jdunn's Avatar
    I'm looking for the cheapest & easiest way to unlock my Samsung Focus. Can someone please point me in the right direction.
    Easiest = Pay $99 for developer unlock

    Cheapest = Buy an unlock code and hope it actually works

    Cheapest + Easiest = Bug AT&T to give it to you, although from what I have heard they are not doing that yet.

    I would personally go with the developer unlock if it meant that much to me. That way if something goes wrong you have Microsoft to fix it instead of some shady guy from Korea who may or may not speak English.
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    05-29-2011 07:03 PM
  3. Duct Tape Panties's Avatar
    wow, $100 for a developer unlock is a little extra for me, I was just just thinking about maybe using the phone with Simple Mobile one day, maybe
    05-30-2011 08:12 AM
  4. jimski's Avatar
    A friend recently took a trip to Europe and with a little cajoling, AT&T gave him an unlock code for his Focus. Just have to be nice, and persistent, if that's possible.

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    05-30-2011 12:34 PM
  5. pgood4's Avatar
    I just got my focus this past week and ATT gave me an unlock code with no questions asked. I just told them I needed it for an overseas trip and he gave it to me right away.
    05-30-2011 08:53 PM
  6. jdunn's Avatar
    Because it has been 6 Mon+ since the release they may be giving them out now. Question now is are you looking for a carrier unlock or a software unlock.
    05-30-2011 09:17 PM
  7. Loiselle's Avatar
    Correct me if I am wrong... but...

    Carrier Unlock and Developer Unlock are completely different. The Developer Unlock is for the development of applications and what not, and put them on your phone.

    A Carrier Unlock allows you to take your phone, and put it on a compatible network.
    05-31-2011 03:14 PM
  8. gdubyacobb's Avatar
    I called att today and was given the carrier unlock code no questions asked. Slipped my Vodafone UK SIM card in and was good to go.
    05-31-2011 08:41 PM
  9. Duct Tape Panties's Avatar
    i just want the carrier unlock, i think i'll call at&t and give it a shot
    05-31-2011 08:56 PM
  10. dannykavs's Avatar
    I bought my Focus off Kijiji and the dude told me it was unlocked. The phone was originally locked to Rogers, which is who I am with. Is there somewhere to check in settings that would prove that the phone is indeed unlocked?

    Thanks
    06-01-2011 06:37 PM
  11. Duct Tape Panties's Avatar
    i found a guy on eBay that does it for $3.50, looks reliable, but haven't tried it yet



    Unlock Samsung Focus i917, Omnia7 by CODE - eBay (item 140550186469 end time Jun-16-11 02:19:00 PDT)
    06-03-2011 11:37 AM
  12. selfcreation's Avatar
    I bought my Focus off Kijiji and the dude told me it was unlocked. The phone was originally locked to Rogers, which is who I am with. Is there somewhere to check in settings that would prove that the phone is indeed unlocked?

    Thanks

    Bring a friend with a SIM card from bell, fido or telus and try his SIM card in the phone befor you buy it :P
    06-28-2011 10:26 AM
  13. venmalathy's Avatar
    You can unlock it simply using the unlock code....Get the unlock code from the site www.prounlocking.com and unlock it step by step...
    11-03-2011 05:46 AM
  14. tsaunders80's Avatar
    I usually just use the chat service and they will give you the code over chat.
    11-03-2011 01:04 PM
  15. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    I bought the phone new from ateentee in August, and got an unlock code from them last month. I said I needed it because I was going to Mexico in December. Actually, I am in a group or family plan, and the primary account person had to request the code for my device; she did and then called me with a number which I then had to enter on my Focus. Good luck with yours, but if you got yours from the carrier, there should be no issue.
    11-04-2011 08:36 AM
  16. V14d1427's Avatar
    I have just had my Samsung Focus S unlocked with these guys: SAMSUNG Focus S Unlock - SAMSUNG IMEI UNLOCK. The code worked fine and I hope you will consider this info useful since I am looking for an unlock code for days.
    11-11-2011 02:49 AM
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