1. OJsakila's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T and I was looking on my AT&T app and there was a notification that I'm eligible to unlock my phone since I paid in full last month.
    What are the benefits/negatives about unlocking my phone. It appears I can do this in couple button pushes.

    Thank you everyone.
    01-13-2019 01:18 PM
  2. bobxxz's Avatar
    Yes unlock it. Whenever you want to sell the phone, buyers want an unlocked one.
    kct1975 likes this.
    01-13-2019 01:25 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    The only benefit of unlocking the phone is that if you put in a Sprint, TMobile or Verizon SIM, it will accept it. (Or a SIM from one of their MVNOs.) They're talking about SIM-unlocking, nothing else. (Of course, if you travel out of the county, it will accept SIMs from carriers in other countries as well.) If you're going to Europe (Band 32(1500)) or Latin America (34(2000)) it will be missing one band (for each one), otherwise it will be okay.
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    01-13-2019 01:37 PM
  4. amyf27's Avatar
    Definitely would unlock it. If you plan to sell it in the future, it will reach a much broader audience being unlocked.
    kct1975 likes this.
    01-13-2019 01:40 PM
  5. OJsakila's Avatar
    The only benefit of unlocking the phone is that if you put in a Sprint, TMobile or Verizon SIM, it will accept it. (Or a SIM from one of their MVNOs.) They're talking about SIM-unlocking, nothing else. (Of course, if you travel out of the county, it will accept SIMs from carriers in other countries as well.) If you're going to Europe (Band 32(1500)) or Latin America (34(2000)) it will be missing one band (for each one), otherwise it will be okay.
    This is The answer.
    Thank you. I'll base my decision on this information.
    Beansr519 likes this.
    01-13-2019 02:05 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    You're welcome. (And what Amy said too - some people would prefer to have a choice of carriers, and in the US, it will work on all of them.)
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    01-14-2019 12:17 AM
  7. OJsakila's Avatar
    You're welcome. (And what Amy said too - some people would prefer to have a choice of carriers, and in the US, it will work on all of them.)
    Will I get the Ota update quicker unlocked? I'm still on atts November update. I would like Pie asap
    Beansr519 likes this.
    01-14-2019 03:20 PM

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