Check if your iPhone is eligible for the AT&T Official unlock and learn how to unlock your iPhone officially with AT&T and use it on any carrier you want.
As we all know by this time, AT&T has started unlocking iPhone that are out of contract. But this is done under some criteria that Apple and AT&T has set while releasing the iPhone. To get your device unlocked with AT&T, you should either be out of contract (The contract period is over for you with AT&T) or you purchased an iPhone without contract from AT&T.
Once you are through with the above requirement, you will have to make sure that you don’t have any standing balance in your AT&T account. This might cause some problem with AT&T if you’re not clearing it. And finally, you need to get your IMEI Number of your iPhone.
[alert_box type="Info"]Tip: You can find your IMEI number by connecting your device to iTunes or in Settings > General > About[/alert_box]
Now, let’s get rolling. Once you make sure you are meeting the above requirements, proceed with the following steps to get your iPhone unlocked officially.
How to unlock your iPhone with AT&T officially:
- Make sure you have your IMEI Number of your iPhone handy.
- Call AT&T: Dial 611 from the iPhone, or 1-800-331-0500. Once you are through, dial 0010 to immediately speak to a representative and skip the hold time. [alert_box type="Info"]International users should dial: 1-800-335-4685[/alert_box]
- Now, let the representative know that you want to unlock your iPhone. They would check all the requirements and email you with the instructions about what to do next.
- And that’s it. AT&T will process your request and will remove the lock flag (Yes they do have this flag) for your IMEI number.
Once you get the email, perform a restore to Unlock your device through iTunes. This would be done in no time. And if you are experiencing delays in getting this done, just wait for a while, or call up AT&T again if you loose your temper. After unlocking, you’ll be able to use the device as a normal mobile phone across the world. And this is the screen you’ll get once your device is unlocked with iTunes:
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