Unlocking AT&T Devices
You may have heard the term unlocking a phone on several occasions but do you know what it is actually used for? When you purchase a phone from a particular service provider, the phone is often locked to that service only, meaning you cannot put in and use another SIM or network on that phone. While this may seem like a non issue when you are sitting at home with a fully functioning network and with nowhere to go, it becomes a real problem for many people when they have to travel or want to change their network because they are not satisfied with their existing one.
If you are going abroad soon or have ever been outside of the country, then you are probably aware of the roaming costs that your network charges you for you to be able to use your phone when you are not present in your home country. In addition to the extra payment, the quality of the service also tends to drop down when using internationally, which is why many people prefer using a local network instead for the time that they spend in internationally. With this unlocking feature, you can continue using your current phone for this purpose, meaning you do not have to purchase an entirely new set to use a local network.
Unlocking also comes in handy when you want to change your network. You may have purchased your phone from a particular network due to someone’s recommendation but may find yourself unsatisfied with the packages they offer or the quality of the service. With unlocking, switching to a new network no longer means that you have to purchase a new mobile set: your current one can just as easily be untethered from your previous network and connected to another one of your preference.
BEFORE YOU UNLOCK
When it comes to unlocking your phone from the AT&T network, the actual process is extremely simple, regardless of whether you go for Cellunlocker.net or even the AT&T service itself. But before you move on to the unlocking process, there are some factors that you must keep in mind, the details of which are mentioned here. Here is a brief summary of the points you should take care of before you put in a request to unlock your phone by AT&T.
- Make sure that your phone is locked to and associated with AT&T and not some other network.
- Your phone should not have been reported to be lost or stolen.
- It should not be associated with any other illegal or fraudulent activity either.
- All of the termination fees, commitments, and installments have been paid prior to your unlocking request being filed.
UNLOCK WITH AT&T
According to the AT&T website, they respond to any unlocking request within two business days, so you may want to file a request as soon as possible and not delay it to the last minute. To begin with, you must go to the AT&T website at http://att.com/deviceunlock and go over the eligibility criteria to ensure that you can apply for the unlocking. They have several different policies for Prepaid, Go Phone, mobility, and military customers. Once you believe you fulfill all of the requirements, you can click on the box to agree to the requirements and Continue. You will then come across a Request Form which you need to fill in with the relevant information including your wireless number, and the first and last names of the account holder. After you submit this form, you will receive an unlock request on your registered email address along with a link, clicking on which in under 24 hours of receipt will verify that you want to continue with the unlocking process. Your request will then have been officially launched and you will have to wait up to two business days to receive a response. You will then receive further instructions on how to unlock your phone.
UNLOCK WITH CELLUNLOCKER.NET
At the end of the day, you should also keep in mind that AT&T has the right to refuse to unlock your phone and considering how long it can take for your request to actually go through and be accepted, it is not ideal for emergency situations where you need a quick solution for your locked phone. So as an alternative and a much easier and hassle free way to unlock your AT&T device, Cellunlocker.net offers you a service worth more than its price.
Cellunlocker.net allows you to unlock any and every AT&T mobile device from your home by following an extremely simple step by step process that will allow you to use any SIM of your choice and save significantly on roaming fees.
To begin the process, you first need to go onto the Cellunclocker.net page and fill out the unlock form with all of the required details of your device so that we can tailor our unlocking approach to your phone model and design. We will then search for the Remote Unlock Code that is specific for your device and can be used to unlock it. Once we find it, you will receive an automated email informing you that your AT&T unlock code is ready to be used along with a series of simple instructions that will guide you through the rest of the process. All you need to do is power your device with a foreign SIM card upon which you will be asked for “Sim Network Unlock Pin” or “Enter Unlock Code”. Entering the code that we provide you with will result in the unlocking of your phone.
You can perform this entire process in the comfort of your own home and by having to the bare minimum. Once the payment has been made and we have received your unlock request it takes only 1 to 3 hours for this unlocking mechanism to take place, meaning you will be done as soon you begin. It is also important to know that this is a completely legal process and you will not get in trouble or lose your warranty for getting your phone unlocked from Cellunlocker.net. You can read more about the unlocking process and fill in an unlocking request form here.