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  1. #1
    juantxon
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    I live in Venezuela. I plan to go to the US with my SonyEricsson K790a
    (850MHz), but is locked to my local cellular service provider. Will
    AT&T unlock my phone? What do I need to do?

    All your answers will be highly appreciated.

    Regards




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  2. #2
    DTC
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    Re: Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    juantxon wrote:
    > I live in Venezuela. I plan to go to the US with my SonyEricsson K790a
    > (850MHz), but is locked to my local cellular service provider. Will
    > AT&T unlock my phone? What do I need to do?


    Having a provider unlock a phone is done purely at the pleasure of the
    service provider the phone is locked to. So, no AT&T, err...at&t can't
    unlock your phone.



  3. #3
    John Navas
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    Re: Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:00:01 -0000, juantxon <juantxon@gmail.com> wrote
    in <1188176401.111549.248870@50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com>:

    >I live in Venezuela. I plan to go to the US with my SonyEricsson K790a
    >(850MHz), but is locked to my local cellular service provider. Will
    >AT&T unlock my phone?


    No.

    >What do I need to do?


    Get your local carrier or a 3rd-party to unlock it.

    --
    Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



  4. #4
    John Navas
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    Re: Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:34:20 GMT, DTC <no_spam@move_along_folks.foob>
    wrote in <wSpAi.30631$RX.13576@newssvr11.news.prodigy.net>:

    >juantxon wrote:
    >> I live in Venezuela. I plan to go to the US with my SonyEricsson K790a
    >> (850MHz), but is locked to my local cellular service provider. Will
    >> AT&T unlock my phone? What do I need to do?

    >
    >Having a provider unlock a phone is done purely at the pleasure of the
    >service provider the phone is locked to. So, no AT&T, err...at&t can't
    >unlock your phone.


    It could, just as 3rd parties can, but chooses not to.

    --
    Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



  5. #5
    Anon E. Muss
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    Re: Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:38:19 GMT, John Navas
    <spamfilter1@navasgroup.com> wrote:

    >On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:00:01 -0000, juantxon <juantxon@gmail.com> wrote
    >in <1188176401.111549.248870@50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com>:


    >>Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    >
    >No.


    But they used to when they were Cingular (simunlock@cingular.com)
    right?



  6. #6
    Bert Hyman
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    Re: Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    anonymous@example.org (Anon E. Muss) wrote in
    news:v0o4d3hvlnvgphm9mn572crdsllk0rqn4q@4ax.com:

    > On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:38:19 GMT, John Navas
    ><spamfilter1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    >
    >>On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:00:01 -0000, juantxon <juantxon@gmail.com>
    >>wrote in <1188176401.111549.248870@50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com>:

    >
    >>>Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    >>
    >>No.

    >
    > But they used to when they were Cingular (simunlock@cingular.com)
    > right?


    They might unlock their own phones for existing customers who need to
    travel, but they likely can't unlock a phone locked to another
    carrier.

    --
    Bert Hyman | St. Paul, MN | bert@iphouse.com



  7. #7
    Kurt
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    Re: Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    In article <v0o4d3hvlnvgphm9mn572crdsllk0rqn4q@4ax.com>,
    Anon E. Muss <anonymous@example.org> wrote:

    > On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:38:19 GMT, John Navas
    > <spamfilter1@navasgroup.com> wrote:
    >
    > >On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:00:01 -0000, juantxon <juantxon@gmail.com> wrote
    > >in <1188176401.111549.248870@50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com>:

    >
    > >>Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    > >
    > >No.

    >
    > But they used to when they were Cingular (simunlock@cingular.com)
    > right?


    If you are a good ATT customer, they usually will unlock your phone.
    In fact, even before I sold it on eBay to buy an iPhone, they offered me
    the unlock code for my Treo.

    --
    To reply by email, remove the word "space"



  8. #8
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    At 26 Aug 2007 22:25:31 -0700 Anon E.Muss wrote:

    > But they used to when they were Cingular (simunlock@cingular.com)
    > right?



    AT&T will unlock AT&T phones (after the contract is fulfilled.) The
    OP John responded to was asking if AT&T would unlock his South
    American phone, locked to a South American carrier, so he could use
    it in the US. AT&T won't unlock another carrier's phones to be used
    on AT&T.


    --

    "I don't need my cell phone to play video games or take pictures
    or double as a Walkie-Talkie; I just need it to work. Thanks for
    all the bells and whistles, but I could communicate better with
    ACTUAL bells and whistles." -Bill Maher 9/25/2003





  9. #9
    dold@45.usenet.us.com
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    Re: Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    Anon E. Muss <anonymous@example.org> wrote:
    > On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:38:19 GMT, John Navas
    > >>Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    > >No.


    > But they used to when they were Cingular (simunlock@cingular.com)
    > right?


    I had someone give me a couple of old AT&T phones.
    They won't work with the new at&t sims, they are locked. The account for
    these phones is long gone, and I can't seem to convince the new AT&T that
    they should give me an unlock code for the old AT&T phones.

    Maybe I'll try email to simunlock@cingular.com. I had tried the same
    cingular web site email that I have used to unlock phones that are locked
    to Cingular.

    --
    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA GPS: 38.8,-122.5



  10. #10
    prc2u
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    Re: Will AT&T unlock my phone?

    contact at&t, if you are a customer for more than 6 months and you tell them
    you will be traveling international they very likely will unlock your phone.
    I have seen it done for many customers. It does take a few days to get the
    unlock code and instructions in email.

    "juantxon" <juantxon@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1188176401.111549.248870@50g2000hsm.googlegroups.com...
    >I live in Venezuela. I plan to go to the US with my SonyEricsson K790a
    > (850MHz), but is locked to my local cellular service provider. Will
    > AT&T unlock my phone? What do I need to do?
    >
    > All your answers will be highly appreciated.
    >
    > Regards
    >






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