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    Default AT&T Moto X: Trouble with SIM unlocking

    I bought a Moto X on eBay, clean IMEI, but AT&T locked. I get a really good deal with a T-mobile plan, so I want to SIM unlock my Moto. The decision was get a $200 locked phone and try to unlock it myself, or get a $300 (if I was lucky) unlocked phone. I tried using UnlockUnit's Unlock My Moto X app, but they couldn't find an unlock code and wanted me to pay $6 more. I know about the law that prevents third party unlock codes for phones made after 1/26/2013 so I thought this could be why it didn't work. I've done a ton of research and asked everyone I knew who I thought could be of help but I haven't found anything that works. Any suggestions, advice, resources, anything! would be very appreciated. Thank you!
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 02-13-2014 at 11:57 PM.
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    Default Re: AT&T Moto X: Trouble with SIM unlocking

    Call ATT and ask for it. Worst they will say is no!

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    Default Re: AT&T Moto X: Trouble with SIM unlocking

    Quote Originally Posted by laotzuology View Post
    I get a really good deal with a T-mobile plan, so I want to SIM unlock my Moto. The decision was get a $200 locked phone and try to unlock it myself, or get a $300 (if I was lucky) unlocked phone.
    You can buy a 16GB GSM unlocked Tmobile compatible Moto X right now for $330 + tax thru Motorola. $380 for the 32GB and the 32GB Developer Edition (which I recommend).

    Sell the phone you bought and buy one that works on TMobile.
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    Most companies won't unlock unless you have been a customer for awhile. Find a friend with at&t say you will be traveling.
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    Default Re: AT&T Moto X: Trouble with SIM unlocking

    Quote Originally Posted by 4runnerbrett View Post
    Most companies won't unlock unless you have been a customer for awhile. Find a friend with at&t say you will be traveling.
    I called AT&T to unlock a few phones last year, and I am not a Verizon customer. They unlocked one and the second they said that they would unlock it as well, but didn't have the code for it. Ymmv but doesn't hurt to call

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    I called, they said no. I had a couple friends (AT&T customers) call them with their customer info and try to unlock it, that didn't work. Cozume, kinda the point of trying to unlock it is because I don't have $330 +tax to go spend on another phone. Even if I sold the phone I have now to buy the unlocked $330 one, I would need $130 extra to buy the new unlocked phone.
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    Default Re: AT&T Moto X: Trouble with SIM unlocking

    Quote Originally Posted by laotzuology View Post
    I called, they said no. I had a couple friends (AT&T customers) call them with their customer info and try to unlock it, that didn't work. Cozume, kinda the point of trying to unlock it is because I don't have $330 +tax to go spend on another phone. Even if I sold the phone I have now to buy the unlocked $330 one, I would need $130 extra to buy the new unlocked phone.
    Right now you have a $200 paperweight. Sell it to someone who can use it on ATT:

    ATT Moto X Swappa

    Then either buy a GSM unlocked one on swappa or save up some money and then get a Moto X that works. I am sure there will be another sale or price drop as the release date of the Moto X2 approaches.

    Also, if you have decent credit, you can sign up for the Motorola financing plan.
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    http://www.cellfservices.com/store/u...la-xt1058.html

    I have used this site before. Use the chat feature before purchasing and they can tell you if it is possible to unlock or if it is difficult. It shows up as $19.99.

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