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My iPhone 3GS is no longer under contract to AT&T, but they refuse to unlock it so I can use T-Mobile. Anyone found a solution for this?

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Have you tried asking the techies at T-Mobile

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You can get ur phone unlocked at alot of places..will cost you from $20-$60..google it!

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But then it's an illegal unlock and you can't update to the new iOS or it'll revert back. Plus, I already paid once for this phone - why pay more for non-Apple Firmware?
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DO NOT PAY FOR A JAILBREAK OR UNLOCK
I don't advise unlocking it because you can never update your iPhone again. I just unlocked it myself and its a pain in the ass , 1 because t mobiles internet sucks and 2 because I cant go to ios 5 now. If your with att and haven't terminated your service id wait for the new iPhone and upgrade.
. It doesnt cost money its free so don't pay for it what so ever. Go on Jailbreak-me.info or go here. Pick your phone , firmware 4.3.3 > and 6.15.00 baseband.. Then download redsnow . ** IF YOU ARE ON FIRMWARE 4.3.3 AND YOU ARE NOT JAILBROKEN SKIP THESE FOLLOWING STEPS**
go to http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/ to download the 4.3.3 firmware. After the firmware download is done , open itunes & go to your iphone tab and where it says "restore" & hold shift and press restore. Pick the firmware that you downloaded (4.3.3) and then it will restore. Make sure your phone is backed up first. ****

Once you have 4.3.3 you will have to open red snow and choose the ipad base band and cydia and then press next and do the following with the home button and power button . The instructions will be there for you. Once you get it done then it will jailbreak for you automatically. After your done jailbreaking go to settings > general > about and make sure your base band is 6.15.00
You then go to cydia and download ultrasn0w. After you install that you will be unlocked .

Good Luck and email me (ben80996@aol.com) if you have a problem. Its 12am here so Im a little bit tired and I might not give good instructions at this time.
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Ya, I've got the same problem with that iPhone - and so do a million other folks. I've been told by AT&T and Apple that it's in the customer contract's fine print that AT&T won't EVER unlock their phones - just because they want you stuck with them. So, instead of a 2-year contract - you have an 'eternal contract' on that nice iPhone that you paid for and took care of. It's another example of the lies, poor service, and customer hatred that AT&T has provided loyal customers. AT&T is sheer EVIL!!!

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They suck, to put it mildly.I spent hours trying to fix my moms cell bill, on hold, on to the next person, and the next, only to get a bill for the same amount. Yesterday, again, one hour on hold, different "supervisors ". Clueless. I The worst customer service ever!! Verizon rocks !
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I had the same thing happen when I tried to get them to remove DSL service from my mom's account - she didn't even have a computer. So after charging her $30/mon. for 6 months before I caught it - AT&T admitted they were dogs & liars & thieves, but would only refund the money in monthly credits. Can you believe that?

Did I say AT&T is pure Evil???
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I don't know how they stay in business. She bought a new smart phone. When the bill came it was triple the usual amount, of course,(wasn't what they quoted her.) She's not a huge texter. : )) They actually changed her for" re-activation" fees , and she's been with them for years. She was going to call, and I grabbed the phone. Anyway ,after they promised to fix it, the next bill showed no resolution. I am getting pissed as I type. Stew pid. I love Verizon , they will do anything to keep you happy.
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I agree - Verizon is better.

AT&T had a guy walking around our neighborhood last week trying to sign-up 'U-verse' customers for cable & broadband. I asked the guy, "So does this low rate come with a contract for 2-years?", and Doofy says, "No - no contracts at all!", and I says, "Let me see that spec sheet and sign-up sheet - would ya?" Dude gives me the sheets, and there it is on the 5th line of the fine-print, "Acceptance of these terms begin a 2-year contract with full-price monthly charges starting in 6 months." So I says, "Here it is (pointing), right here. Are you stupid or lying?" And he says, "Oh - I don't know."

I felt bad for the guy only because he looked like someone who used to have a better job than door-to-door sales for 'Liars Incorporated'.
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Can't imagine charging someone for DSL, when they can't use it , and upon being caught, pays you back in monthly increments. At least the poor door guy still has a nice attitude , unlike the "customer service" reps I have encountered. ( and I'am very calm and diplomatic) Ugh!!! ( Off topic , I was looking for your answer on the squiggly light bulbs. You mentioned they effected future generations , how so? )
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They have Mercury vapor in them that pollutes where Bambi gets his drinking water. Personally, I just HATE the cold light they give off. Watch for LED lights to start arriving. MUCH better!!!
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I don't advise unlocking it because you can never update your iPhone again. I just unlocked it myself and its a pain in the ass , 1 because t mobiles internet sucks and 2 because I cant go to ios 5 now. If your with att and haven't terminated your service id wait for the new iPhone and upgrade. But if you want just go on YouTube and search it . It doesnt cost money its free so don't pay for it what so ever. Go on Jailbreak-me.info

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DO NOT PAY FOR A JAILBREAK OR UNLOCK
I don't advise unlocking it because you can never update your iPhone again. I just unlocked it myself and its a pain in the ass , 1 because t mobiles internet sucks and 2 because I cant go to ios 5 now. If your with att and haven't terminated your service id wait for the new iPhone and upgrade.
. It doesnt cost money its free so don't pay for it what so ever. Go on Jailbreak-me.info or go here. Pick your phone , firmware 4.3.3 > and 6.15.00 baseband.. Then download redsnow . ** IF YOU ARE ON FIRMWARE 4.3.3 AND YOU ARE NOT JAILBROKEN SKIP THESE FOLLOWING STEPS**
go to http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/ to download the 4.3.3 firmware. After the firmware download is done , open itunes & go to your iphone tab and where it says "restore" & hold shift and press restore. Pick the firmware that you downloaded (4.3.3) and then it will restore. Make sure your phone is backed up first. ****

Once you have 4.3.3 you will have to open red snow and choose the ipad base band and cydia and then press next and do the following with the home button and power button . The instructions will be there for you. Once you get it done then it will jailbreak for you automatically. After your done jailbreaking go to settings > general > about and make sure your base band is 6.15.00
You then go to cydia and download ultrasn0w. After you install that you will be unlocked .

Good Luck and email me (ben80996@aol.com) if you have a problem. Its 12am here so Im a little bit tired and I might not give good instructions at this time.
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I really appreciate your answer for Batboy, but since I keep my firmware updated - I'm already on 4.3.5, and like you say - I like staying 'current'.

It's a shame that AT&T is so devious that they ruin a good iPhone just because they're greedy.
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