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Sun, Jan 19, 2020 3:56 PM

Unlock code for Samsung Express 3 still waiting...12 days...

I am waiting for AT&T to unlock my old Samsung Express 3... I was hoping to donate it to my church for senior citizen use.... 12 days in process... Is this normal? Are there other solutions available? I hoped for it to be used, still a great battery. Too much stuff ending up in land fills.

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lizdance40

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a month ago

That was sold as a prepaid phone and has very limited bands, which means it will work best on AT&T or one of its mvnos. It does not have to be unlocked to do so.

This phone was released in 2016 and from the looks of specs, may not be voice over LTE compatible. That means it has a limited lifespan.

The reason you're having trouble getting it on walked is because of its age and because it's probably not voice over LTE compatible. Those old phones are being purged from the database. You can call AT&T and ask for tech support. Or you can file an FCC complaint and someone from AT&T will contact you.

Either way the phone risks not being able to be activated in the very near future.

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Thank you!