michaeljacksonshologram

Unlocking a prepaid Nokia Lumia 520 on AT&T?

What's AT&T's policy for unlocking prepaid cell phones, in my case a Nokia Lumia 520?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Dec. 10, 2014 at 21:52

To request an unlocking of your AT&T phone, visit the AT&T Unlock Request site from a PC. Have your phone's IMEI number and all pertinent account details ready. You NEED to have registered with AT&T in order for them to provide an unlock code! If you bought the phone and never registered with AT&T, you need to do that first!

To find your Lumia's IMEI look at the barcode sticker on its box. Gone? Open the phone app on your Lumia and dial *#06# (star hash zero six hash). The 15 digit number that now appears is your IMEI.

All of AT&T's unlock T&Cs are over here.

Now, WP8.x.xxx Lumias are not necessarily unlockable by your network - "thanks" to Microsoft's Secure Boot.

Good Luck...

Oh, PS: if AT&T say they can unlock the phone but that YOU are not eligible, claim that you go abroad to study or work or to defend your country as a super trooper... They may unlock it so you can use a different network's SIM card.

Add a comment
3 comments

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 10, 2014 at 21:52

To request an unlocking of your AT&T phone, visit the AT&T Unlock Request site from a PC. Have your phone's IMEI number and all pertinent account details ready. You NEED to have registered with AT&T in order for them to provide an unlock code! If you bought the phone and never registered with AT&T, you need to do that first!

To find your Lumia's IMEI look at the barcode sticker on its box. Gone? Open the phone app on your Lumia and dial *#06# (star hash zero six hash). The 15 digit number that now appears is your IMEI.

All of AT&T's unlock T&Cs are over here.

Now, WP8.x.xxx Lumias are not necessarily unlockable by your network - "thanks" to Microsoft's Secure Boot.

Good Luck...

Oh, PS: if AT&T say they can unlock the phone but that YOU are not eligible, claim that you go abroad to study or work or to defend your country as a super trooper... They may unlock it so you can use a different network's SIM card.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 11, 2014 at 12:19

"defend your country"???
It's called spreading democracy :p

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 11, 2014 at 12:21

"defend your country"???
It's called spreading democracy :p

No, it's called "tracking Santa" now, no? :p

Email:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

Comment: