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    I really like the build quality and size of the First. Only problem is I'm on t-mobile. Can this phone be unlocked and if so how. I checked gsm unlock codes website but they didn't have any codes for the phone yet.

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    BUMP. Same question.
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    Default Re: Can it be carrier unlocked?

    just fyi i called AT&T, they will unlock it for you if you buy it outright (providing you're a customer in good standing and no contract)
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    Good to know, but I was planing on purchasing it on eBay, then unlocking and then activate it on T-Mobile. I hate to spend the money on one just to find our that it doesn't work. I'll give them a shout as well.

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    If you are rooted you can SIM unlock for free. The guide I wrote is at the link: FREE SIM unlock for the HTC First Facebook Phone Android Fan Network

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    Default Re: Can it be carrier unlocked?

    Thanks for the great write up. Looks straight to point. I'm having a feeling that this phone will only work on the Edge network tho. Your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony2558 View Post
    Thanks for the great write up. Looks straight to point. I'm having a feeling that this phone will only work on the Edge network tho. Your thoughts?
    Yes and no. It has the bands for T-Mobile's refarmed 1900 so there is 4G there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpetrie77 View Post
    Yes and no. It has the bands for T-Mobile's refarmed 1900 so there is 4G there.

    LTE 700/1700 (bands 4/17)
    HSPA+ 850/1900/2100
    GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
    So would there be a negative. What's the worst that could happen? With the Nexus i get HSPA. With the S4 I get 4G(not LTE)

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