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Old 01-17-2020, 04:23 PM
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Apparently the carrier wont do it, so I am looking for options.
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:51 PM
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What carrier, what phone and what is the entire story? Was it new, did you buy it second hand off eBay or Craigs list? Is it fully paid for? Did they tell you someone skipped out on the payments? If it's an iPhone it's impossible unless the carrier does it. There is also a "temporary unlock" sim you can buy for some phones.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:15 PM
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Even the Feds can’t unlock a cell phone.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:44 PM
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Do you mean jailbreak?
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:19 PM
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Even the Feds can’t unlock a cell phone.
I think OP means that the phone is "locked" to a specific carrier, not locked as in can't log into it.

Whether or not the carrier it is locked on will unlock it for you depends on various factors. You can buy unlock codes for many phones on eBay that work, assuming the phone wasn't stolen or something. As someone noted, more info needed.

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Old 01-17-2020, 08:03 PM
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Google
If there is no answer there, get a new one!
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:10 AM
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Go on utube and look it up.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:25 AM
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Apparently the carrier wont do it, so I am looking for options.
Google that or search on YouTube.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:39 AM
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My grandson bought an unlocking key from eBay some years ago.
Nominal amount, and it worked.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:44 AM
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Call or visit Gizmo Depot, 352-641-0435, 124 US-441, Lady Lake. They can probably help.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:18 AM
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Apparently the carrier wont do it, so I am looking for options.
If it's an iPhone dream on. You have a new paper weight. I've tried many times without success. I have four locked iphones if anyone has a solution. "I forgot my password"....
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:57 AM
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thanks for everyone's advice.
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Old 01-18-2020, 12:05 PM
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Who was your carrier? AT&T unlocked my iPhone in 10 minutes after I called them.

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If it's an iPhone dream on. You have a new paper weight. I've tried many times without success. I have four locked iphones if anyone has a solution. "I forgot my password"....
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:44 PM
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If it's an iPhone dream on. You have a new paper weight. I've tried many times without success. I have four locked iphones if anyone has a solution. "I forgot my password"....
You are not understanding the poster's problem. He is not trying to log into a phone for which he has no password. His phone is configured to only work with a specific provider and he wants to use it with a different provider. The original provider can enter a code that frees you from that limitation but they have rules about when they will do it. Sometimes you have to have had service with them for some length of time.

Poster hasn't responded (AFAIK) to questions about the provider, where he got the phone, etc., so it is difficult to help.

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Old 01-19-2020, 10:21 AM
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Most providers require that it be payed off if it is on an installment plan. Apple sells unlocked phones
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