1. jables's Avatar
    ok so my situation isn't to great, right now i am away at college away from where i originally purchased my iphone and plan, apparently ATT does not have service in my current area, so i can not use my edge/3g at all or they will cut my service off, is there a free/easy way to unlock the iphone to another carrier such as sprint? i really love the iphone and wont leave ATT because of that. i know verizon is getting the iphone but im not a fan of verizon from seeing it from my friends having it. i would appreciate any help at all. thank you.
    11-15-2010 03:11 PM
  2. Smlk's Avatar
    Does T-mobile work in the area?
    11-15-2010 03:23 PM
  3. jables's Avatar
    no i dont think so. sprint, ATT, and Plateau are the only ones that work, well and verizon.
    11-15-2010 03:35 PM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    AT&T (and your iPhone) are GSM. Sprint (and Verizon) are CDMA. The phones made for one can't work on the other type of network. Even unlocked, your iPhone could only work on T-Mo.
    11-15-2010 04:44 PM
  5. FunkyDog's Avatar
    You're out of luck, kid. If I were you, assuming you're stuck at the same location where you are now with no AT&T service, speak to them to see if they'd terminate the contract or sell off the device and hop on to Verizon when the time comes.
    11-16-2010 12:06 AM
  6. FunkyDog's Avatar
    Else you'd just have to live with it on a wifi service with no voice or SMS.
    11-16-2010 12:08 AM
  7. jables's Avatar
    I have voice... For now just no data. Might deal till I can move to a service area.
    11-16-2010 01:56 PM
  8. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    You could get a hotspot from Sprint. I have the Overdrive and love it. Your phone would connect to that via wifi so you could get data and as a bonus you could share the hotspot with 4 other devices at the same time.
    11-16-2010 02:06 PM
  9. Massie's Avatar
    I'm still not really clear about what the actual issue is...first you said "ATT does not have service in my current area," then that "sprint, ATT, and Plateau are the only ones that work," and then that "I have voice... For now just no data."

    So does AT&T work there, or not? Is it just that AT&T has a weak signal there?
    11-16-2010 06:48 PM
  10. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Where do you go to college that does not have AT&T service?
    11-17-2010 08:30 AM