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Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 8:47 PM

AT&T Prepaid customer passed away

A family member of mine, an AT&T Prepaid customer, is no longer alive. I am the court-appointed executor of that person's estate. In that legal capacity I am selling various of his old personal belongings including his AT&T Prepaid phone.

That phone, an Alcatel SMARTFLIP 4052R, is locked to AT&T. I have submitted two unlock requests with its IMEI. Both of those requests have been indicated as DENIED but with no explanation as to why.

Since it had been only a prepaid contract, there would be no balance owing for service, correct? The phone was purchased outright.

Any suggestions as to how this may be resolved?

Thanks so much!

ACE - Master


10.9K Messages

28 days ago

Nothing is preventing you from selling the phone.  Just sell it as a locked phone.  This is AT&T’s policy in the event an account holder dies.  Nothing about unlocking a phone.

ACE - Scholar


1K Messages

28 days ago

There is no balance.  But if the phone wasn't used for 6 months it isn't eligible.

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