2886 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2010 4:49 AM by Allan Sampson
There is no law in the U.S. that requires a carrier to unlock a carrier locked phone. Although AT&T will unlock some carrier locked phones during the contract period or after the contract period has expired when requested by a subscriber, AT&T does not unlock an iPhone for any reason or under any circumstances.
You can't get your money back. Had you purchased a phone in the smart phone category at the full retail sales price or non-subsidized price, the chosen calling plan, messaging plan, and the data plan cost would have been the same. The chosen calling plan, messaging plan, and data plan is the same cost with a subsidized or non-subsidized phone, and you received cellular service during your contract period.
Nothing has been disabled, broken, or its usefulness has not been stolen. Nothing has changed - the iPhone remains carrier locked with AT&T and you received cellular service for the amount you paid while you had service with AT&T. If you have cancelled your service with AT&T, you have disabled your service by choice.
If you want to use an iPhone in Canada, sell your iPhone to someone in the U.S. and use the proceeds to purchase a official unlocked iPhone in Canada.
I will find a creative way to use the Iphone on youtube, showing its now uselessness....perhaps a large nail through it and hammered on the fender of my car with a little placecard showing how 'green' at&t and apple are at least the thousands of drivers behind me will find some humor in the evil of two corporate giants
I will find a creative way to use the Iphone on youtube, showing its now uselessness....
The iPhone is not useless. It still works perfectly fine as an iPod and media device. You can still use it for checking email and surfing the web. Only the phone functionality is no longer usable to you because you want to use another carrier.
As others have suggested, sell it online.
There are ways to unofficially unlock the iPhone, but that's not something we can discuss here and is generally frowned upon.
If you're really so annoyed by this whole deal, ship the phone to me, undamaged and I'll be happy to take it off your hands.