I plan on buying an AT&T iPhone 4 to unlock for T-Mobile, is unlocking easy now?

albo23

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So I plan on buying an iPhone 4 for my dad because they are much simpler than Androids, and he is a simple man.

However, I have been out of the iPhone game for sometime now. If I buy an ATT iPhone 4, what are my unlocking options to get it on T-Mobile?
 

Europa

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Buy one that is already unlocked. You have to go through AT&T now since it's not legal to get them unlocked privately anymore, and AT&T doesn't unlock them unless you are already a customer who has fulfilled the contract for that phone.
 

Veronica

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I would suggest buying one off of ebay that is unlocked with a clean ESN, I bought mine that way and it works wonderfully.
 

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Private unlocking is legal now. Permanent unlocks currently cost $30 on eBay.