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Unlock samsung Galaxy S4

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If I will buy the off contract samsung Galaxy S4 in your store , will you unlock the device ?

Hi.

If I will buy the off contract samsung Galaxy S4 in your store , will you unlock the device ?

Unlock samsung Galaxy S4

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Apr 23, 2013 10:04:50 PM
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From my previous experience, when I have purchased a phone at full retail price I usually call customer care and request the unlock code. Sometimes they try to be difficult and tell me I have to fax in proof of purchase and other times they just email it to me. I have had problems with carrier-exclusive phones like the HTC One X, though.
From my previous experience, when I have purchased a phone at full retail price I usually call customer care and request the unlock code. Sometimes they try to be difficult and tell me I have to fax in proof of purchase and other times they just email it to me. I have had problems with carrier-exclusive phones like the HTC One X, though.

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Apr 23, 2013 10:28:29 PM
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Edited by ashibar on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:29:31 PM

Thank you .

I dont live in the US. I just visit there. and I want to buy it there and use the phone in my country. so this is why I need to know if they can give me the unlock code when I buy the device in the store.

Thank you .

I dont live in the US. I just visit there. and I want to buy it there and use the phone in my country. so this is why I need to know if they can give me the unlock code when I buy the device in the store.

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Apr 24, 2013 8:18:52 AM
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Stores don't give unlock codes.  At best, you will have to get it from customer service.  My recommendation is that if you want an unlocked device, buy an unlocked device.  The US isn't very accomodating to people who want to buy carrier-locked devices and get them unlocked.

Stores don't give unlock codes.  At best, you will have to get it from customer service.  My recommendation is that if you want an unlocked device, buy an unlocked device.  The US isn't very accomodating to people who want to buy carrier-locked devices and get them unlocked.

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May 10, 2013 1:54:19 PM
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If you haven't already, I would buy the S4 international version instead of the US variant. It comes unlocked and with Samsung's Exyos Octa 8 core processor. 

If you haven't already, I would buy the S4 international version instead of the US variant. It comes unlocked and with Samsung's Exyos Octa 8 core processor. 

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May 12, 2013 12:55:02 PM
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Like the other poster said, you'd be getting a more powerful and better updated phone if you got the international version. Waiting for AT&T to update carrier branded phones is a fate I wouldn't put on my worst enemy. They are terrible.
Like the other poster said, you'd be getting a more powerful and better updated phone if you got the international version. Waiting for AT&T to update carrier branded phones is a fate I wouldn't put on my worst enemy. They are terrible.

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May 15, 2013 5:36:03 PM
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Right, and no LTE.  Bad deal.

Right, and no LTE.  Bad deal.

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May 15, 2013 11:13:03 PM
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Buy the unlocked Google edition s4 June 26th and it will support LTE
Buy the unlocked Google edition s4 June 26th and it will support LTE

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May 28, 2013 11:29:57 PM
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It won't have 32GB of base memory.

It won't have 32GB of base memory.

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I am writing from Turkey and I have an Samsung Galaxy S4 bought from Best Buy , is locked by AT&T. Since I live in Turkey, I do not have an AT&T account or AT&T wireless number.
I am willing to request an unlock code via Email. I have original receipt, if it is needed. I can send all details about receipt. How can i get the unlock code.

 

 

I am writing from Turkey and I have an Samsung Galaxy S4 bought from Best Buy , is locked by AT&T. Since I live in Turkey, I do not have an AT&T account or AT&T wireless number.
I am willing to request an unlock code via Email. I have original receipt, if it is needed. I can send all details about receipt. How can i get the unlock code.

 

 

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At&T sucks. I purchased the phone at full price, but the phone is locked to att and i am not under contract. However, At&t would not give me the unlock code. Do not buy anything from att. they are cheaters.

At&T sucks. I purchased the phone at full price, but the phone is locked to att and i am not under contract. However, At&t would not give me the unlock code. Do not buy anything from att. they are cheaters.

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Why did you even buy it full price from att? If you had the money you should of bought it unlocked in the first place
Why did you even buy it full price from att? If you had the money you should of bought it unlocked in the first place

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nimish555 wrote:

At&T sucks. I purchased the phone at full price, but the phone is locked to att and i am not under contract. However, At&t would not give me the unlock code. Do not buy anything from att. they are cheaters.


Are you an AT&T customer?  I was able to get my Galaxy S4 unlocked once I called in to customer service.


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At&T sucks. I purchased the phone at full price, but the phone is locked to att and i am not under contract. However, At&t would not give me the unlock code. Do not buy anything from att. they are cheaters.


Are you an AT&T customer?  I was able to get my Galaxy S4 unlocked once I called in to customer service.

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I had the opposite experience with ATT every request great from customer service has been great even got the unlock code for my S4 the same day now I can use it for T-Mobile if I have too.Thank you ATT

I had the opposite experience with ATT every request great from customer service has been great even got the unlock code for my S4 the same day now I can use it for T-Mobile if I have too.Thank you ATT

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I forgot to mention I am under the 2 yr contract bought it that same day & same day got the unlock code for the S4 what more do need? You don't have to buy it full price unless you plan on leaving but with that type of service which verizon s doesn't have  because they won't give you a 5.00 credit  & for other reasons which i wont mention.I dropped  verizon now all my phones  are ATT I am not sorry even  saved some money thank you ATT

I forgot to mention I am under the 2 yr contract bought it that same day & same day got the unlock code for the S4 what more do need? You don't have to buy it full price unless you plan on leaving but with that type of service which verizon s doesn't have  because they won't give you a 5.00 credit  & for other reasons which i wont mention.I dropped  verizon now all my phones  are ATT I am not sorry even  saved some money thank you ATT

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Jul 30, 2013 5:48:05 AM
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how you can got the unlock code for the s4? please teach me.
how you can got the unlock code for the s4? please teach me.

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Have you called customer service in order to get the unlock code?

Have you called customer service in order to get the unlock code?

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how I can call them?
how I can call them?

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You can call 611 from your phone, 1-800-331-0500 from another phone in the US, or +1-916-843-4685 from outside of the US.

You can call 611 from your phone, 1-800-331-0500 from another phone in the US, or +1-916-843-4685 from outside of the US.

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