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Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:38 PM

Can i buy AT&T iphone 6 full price and have it unlocked?

I preordered iPhone 6 and it will arrive today. I want to give it to my sister who is with another carrier. Can I pay the phone in full and have it unlocked?

 

I am existing AT&T customer, previoulsy without contract and this new iphone is upgraded through contract. I'm planning to cancel the contract and pay the phone in full and have it unlocked. 

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dwill05

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7 y ago

Not immediately. If you cancel during the buyers remorse period (14 days?). After that, you are into the contract and have to pay the early termination fee to get out of your contract. Also, according to the device unlock portal instructions, your account has to be active at least 60 days before they will unlock it.

https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/
inti88

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7 y ago

Thank you dwill05!

 

Adding the link to the return policy:

 

https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/returnpolicy.html

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7 y ago

I have a problem after I purchase in-full for my iphone 6 and I plan to unlock my new phone but after I requested to unlock my device, I got the message that my account has reached the maximum number of unlock requests allowed during a given period that AT&T will denied to unlock my device. BUT this phone is the FIRST phone in my account to request to unlock and also my requirement is eligible to unlock (pay-in-full device, my wireless plan is post paid and my device is not in the contract commitment) .

 

Please help me what to do because this will be my big trouble because I have to use this phone to be used with Thail Local Simcard  when I will do my shortterm assignment in Thailand next week.

 

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5 Messages

7 y ago

What if I bought an AT&T iPhone 6 at full price at the Apple store? Is it already unlocked? If not, will AT&T unlock it for me? Is there a wait period? Thanks!

dwill05

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7 y ago

Only if you buy an unlocked phone from Apple. They sell both locked and unlocked phones at full price, so paying full price does not guarantee that the phone is unlocked. AT&T only unlocks phones for their customers so you have to be or become an AT&T customer and then the same unlocking rules apply.
of-yasat

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7 y ago

Hi
I wanna buy iphone 6 plus full price from AT&T store . And I a att member. My question is I'm from Turkey but I live in Alaska and when I back to Turkey can I use this phone ? Is this phone Unlock ? Please help me.
kdfederer

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7 y ago

Only Apple sells unlocked phones. If you buy from AT&T, it will be locked to AT&T.

of-yasat

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5 Messages

7 y ago

If I buy AT&T no contract iphone 6+ ,after can I unlock it ?
cousintim

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7 y ago

After a period of time, probably two months.

of-yasat

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7 y ago

I m gonna stay here for 9 months. Which way is better for me ? AppStore online(available shipping 4 weeks) or Att store ? Important thing for me I wanna use when I back to Turkey. Help pls.
cousintim

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@of-yasat wrote:
I m gonna stay here for 9 months. Which way is better for me ? AppStore online(available shipping 4 weeks) or Att store ? Important thing for me I wanna use when I back to Turkey.

The best plan is to wait until Apple starts selling unlocked phones, probably in November (based on past practice).

of-yasat

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7 y ago

Actually if I buy T-mobile contract free from Apple store, this will be unlock because after the 40 days you can be unlock with call t-mobile. But if I choose this way I have to wait 4weeks. My question is can I unlock At&t contract free IPhone 6+ ?
cousintim

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7 y ago


@of-yasat wrote:
 My question is can I unlock At&t contract free IPhone 6+ ?

I already answered that question.

of-yasat

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7 y ago

That's okay. I can unlock the Att no contract ,after couple mounts .
slyfielj

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7 y ago

Not from AT&T.  You can purchase the phone from Apple at full price unlocked.  But full price means full price.  Not the two year contract price.  But if you buy it from AT&T you're subject to the same rules, even though you own the phone.  Better to buy from Apple in that case.  (The other carriers have similar rules).

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