Jailbreak , unlock or BOTH ?? ATT Iphone 3gs to T-mobile Help
Hello all. My first post here so hope some one can help.
I have an old Iphone 3gs that my sister gave me ( She had AT&T ) which I use as an Itouch only.
But was son was wanting to use it as a phone on the T-mobile $30 plan at walmart.
Do I need to Jailbreak , unlock it or Both ?? ( I live in the USA by the way if that matters )
on the iphone settings it says I have Version 5.1.1 (9B206) if that matters.
Any help would be greatly appreciated ... and step by steps on HOW TO do this would be even better.
Also , is there ANY risks , or bad effects that will happen like losing some of the stuff I use the itouch part for incase he doesnt like it.
Thanks for any replies.
- 06-12-2012, 09:45 AM #2
So are you saying I dont have to do both ? ( Jailbreak then unlock ) just to switch to T-mobile prepaid ?
I have read a bunch of different things , lol .. very confusing.
IF , all I have to do is unlock and call ATT , then buy a T-mobile sim card , swith that ..then buy a prepaid card ..I will do it.
On another note , I have heard using an Iphone on T-mobile , that the data ( serfing web , facebook , etc ) is slow. Is this true ??
Thank you SO MUCH for your post.
- 06-12-2012, 10:10 AM #4
Yes, At&T should be willing to do it for free. See here for details: Unlock an AT&T iPhone From the Web with AT&T Technical Support
(And yes, I believe T-Mobile data is slower, although I seem to remember that they were building out their network to change that, maybe?)
I tried the chat and they said same thing.
pointed me to this :
General Eligibility Requirements for Unlocking iPhone
AT&T will unlock an iPhone under the following circumstances:
The person requesting the unlock is:
a current AT&T customer or
a former AT&T customer who can provide the phone number or account number for the account
The iPhone was designed for use on AT&T's network;
All contract obligations, including any term commitment, associated with the device to be unlocked have been fully satisfied; and
The iPhone has not been reported lost or stolen.
- 06-12-2012, 11:03 AM #7
finally got through to someone at att that helped and made a case # for me.
Then I had to fax that info , which I did ..now I have to wait for the email.
So has anyone unlocked an ATT iphone and went with t-mobile prepaid WITHOUT jailbreaking it TOO ?
even though I never got an email from Att , it did work !
I read somewhere on the net that all ATT does is send a thing to Apple which unlocks it.
So maybe ATT just has not got around to the emails.
But I restored it on itunes and got the "Unlocked" notification on the phone.
Now just have to wait for the t-mobile sin card to get here to see for sure it works.
- 03-02-2013, 01:39 AM #10iPhone Newbie
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