1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I recently bought an iPhone 4S that's locked to verizon which is on iOS 7.1 and I want to unlock it so I can use my T-Mobile SIM card in it.

    I've tried looking for ways to unlock my phone but so far all I'm finding are scams or stuff that don't work so I was wondering if anybody here would know a cheap way to unlock my iphone.
    Preferably less that $30, hardware or factory unlock doesn't matter.

    Thanks.
    07-30-2014 10:23 PM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Hi and welcome, your best bet is to call your wireless carrier.
    07-30-2014 11:27 PM
  3. pr1nce's Avatar
    I recommend you call your carrier to see if they can unlock it for you. Good luck.
    07-31-2014 12:09 AM
  4. imtawsif's Avatar
    I looked it up on the tmobile website they said it has to be a tmobile phone but the phone I have is verizon iphone so I need to use some other method.

    Are there any other ways to unlock your iphone like hardware unlocking or 3rd party factory unlocking?
    07-31-2014 12:55 AM
  5. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    There are a few places online that can unlock your iPhone for a fee
    07-31-2014 07:52 AM
  6. imtawsif's Avatar
    Can you link me to the cheapest one you know of? (That uses paypal)
    07-31-2014 02:56 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Can you link me to the cheapest one you know of? (That uses paypal)
    The cheapest will most likely be from your wireless provider. Contact your wireless provider and ask them to unlock your device for you.
    07-31-2014 03:08 PM
  8. imtawsif's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure t mobile is unable to unlock verizon phones (I looked it up on their website). Plus I'm only 15, I'm not really keen on calling phone companies, I prefer to just pay for everything using paypal. What's the cheapest way to unlock without calling my wireless provider?
    07-31-2014 03:30 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure t mobile is unable to unlock verizon phones (I looked it up on their website). Plus I'm only 15, I'm not really keen on calling phone companies, I prefer to just pay for everything using paypal. What's the cheapest way to unlock without calling my wireless provider?
    I personally don't know of any such companies, however, being that you're only 15, it is recommended that you have your parent(s) take care of things like this...
    rdiddy_25 and pr1nce like this.
    07-31-2014 03:33 PM
  10. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    You will not be able to use a Verizon iPhone 4s on TMobile in the US. It an only be unlocked for use outside North America.
    Ledsteplin and imtawsif like this.
    07-31-2014 04:58 PM
  11. imtawsif's Avatar
    Thanks, this is what I was looking for.
    07-31-2014 11:11 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks, this is what I was looking for.
    Get Verizon. I've had them for 10 years.
    imtawsif likes this.
    07-31-2014 11:52 PM
  13. Flow39's Avatar
    Get Verizon. I've had them for 10 years.
    I would get Verizon, but for me, they are just too expensive. In my area I get excellent coverage for 4G LTE and talk, so paying extra for a contact on Verizon doesn't appeal to me. Verizon does have the best coverage out of any carrier I have looked at though, I have to give them that.
    imtawsif likes this.
    08-01-2014 02:03 AM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    Verizon can unlock a 4S, but only for international use... A Verizon 4S can not - repeat - CAN NOT be unlocked by Verizon for use on any other USA-based carrier.
    ajl likes this.
    08-01-2014 10:10 AM
  15. giannipax's Avatar
    is it the same for AT&T..... I've been trying to unlock an Iphone 4 to be used with an Italian sim with no luck at all............any suggestion?

    Thanx
    08-04-2014 07:21 AM

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