Do you have an out of contract AT&T phone that you would like to unlock but you don’t know how to do it? Don’t worry, today I’ll show you how to do it with this short and simple tutorial.
I terminated my AT&T contract/number a few months ago and because my LG G3 was carrier-locked, I couldn’t use it outside of AT&T even if I had a SIM card from a different mobile carrier. If you’re planning on unlocking your device but don’t have an idea on how to unlock an out of contract AT&T phone, I’m going to share with you the steps I followed that enabled me to unlock my device.
Btw, the instructions below could also be used to unlock any AT&T phone even if it is still under contract as long as the requirements listed below are met.
If you meet all the requirements then you can proceed and follow the instructions below.
First thing you’ll need to do is send a device unlock request to AT&T and you can do that by going to this link – https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/.
Fill up the online form with the appropriate information. If you need help finding the IMEI number of your phone, check out this tutorial. Once you’ve finished filling up the form, click Submit.
You’ll receive a confirmation email which will contain a link that you’ll have to click/visit to confirm your request. It doesn’t usually take long for AT&T to send the unlock codes especially if you meet all the requirements. I received mine the next day after I submitted a device unlock request for my LG G3.
Once you receive the email containing the unlock code, then you can proceed to unlocking your phone.
For devices running iOS 7 and above, the Find My iPhone service should be turned OFF before unlocking.
That’s it. The device is now unlocked and you can start using it on other carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile, or other foreign mobile carriers if you plan to use it when you travel to other countries.
Hope you find this short and simple tutorial on how to unlock out of contract AT&T phones helpful and useful. Please don’t hesitate to share this tutorial to your family and friends via email or social media.
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