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AT&T starts unlocking the Nokia Lumia 900

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AT&T starts unlocking the Nokia Lumia 900
The Nokia Lumia 900

The Nokia Lumia 900

Starting last Tuesday, AT&T has made it easy for those with a paid off Nokia Lumia 900 to have the phone unlocked. By 'paid off' AT&T means that you have fulfilled the terms of your contract, or paid the ETF. After that, it is a simple matter of calling AT&T, giving them the phone's International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number and receiving an unlock code in return. After the phone is unlocked, you can slip in a T-Mobile SIM card, for example, and use the unlimited data plan from the nation's fourth largest carrier.

Be prepared for a long phone call with AT&T. Some reps apparently aren't too informed about the unlocking process. When the crew at WPCentral called AT&T about unlocking a Nokia Lumia 900, they spent 33 minutes on the phone trying to explain to the rep on the other end of the call, what they wanted to do to the phone. When everything got resolved, it turned out that the carrier had lost the unlock code which should be received on October 17th.

Last month, we told you that AT&T had put online a form to make unlocking an out of contract Apple iPhone a lot easier and quicker. We might see that eventually for the Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia 900, but for now, unlocking the flagship Nokia device requires you to make a phone call.

source: WPCentral

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posted on 10 Oct 2012, 01:08

1. phil2n (Posts: 473; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


wow. its less than a year

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:48

2. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


AT&T has said since launch that the devices would be unlockable on or after October 7th. I went to art.com/deviceunlock last week and got my code on Sunday. Reps are supposed to direct unlocking queries to the website, so don't waste your time calling.
P.S. Only the iPhones have restrictions about the contract being satisfied or ETF paid.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:55

3. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


ATT.com^. Autocorrect.

Also, to initiate unlocking on the phone, turn off phone, insert different carrier's SIM, start phone, then enter the 8-digit code

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 08:02

4. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Note: I got my Lumia 900 before it officially went on sale, so others' unlock dates may vary.

posted on 07 Jun 2014, 02:44

14. loma999 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jun 2014)


i havn't att sim card, but i have att lumia 900, can you help me? please write me email levan.lomidze@mail.com

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 09:03

5. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Hey, do you know when the 7.8 update will be available for the Lumia 900???

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 15:18

6. The_Innovation (Posts: 562; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Good luck with this. As the article said, most AT&T representatives don't know about these technicalities. That such a thing is even possible. I haven't dealt with all the carriers but AT&T hires some uninformed people.

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 00:55

7. lavanyasethi (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


Thanks for sharing such useful information for AT&T Nokia Lumia users. My bro gifted me the same phone but I wanted to use some other Network Operator for that. Then he suggested me about unlocking technique. I searched for the same on many websites, in fact twice I paid to some sites for my unlock code. But all were just wastage of money. While searching I went on a forum, still have bookmarked,http://howmobile.net/nokia/2166-free-unlock-code-nokia-lumia-900-a.html here I read the discussion about Unlocking and I was just surprised that I am not the only who had paid for same. And see, now as you have discussed above, that after making a call in fact, we don't get any help from their reps. So it’s the another useless procedure.
Still I am searching for a website where I am sure about the code after spending my money and precious time also. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!

posted on 17 Oct 2012, 17:48

8. dtruth74 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


I had a good experience with ATT. I called and immediately requested tech support. I told tech support that I wasn't a customer and I purchased my phone for full price and I need the unlock code to unlock my phone. He verified what he needed to and processed my request. It took no more than 5 minutes. My cyan Nokia Lumia 900 is officially unlocked. Thank you about time ATT.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 21:42

9. draco31 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


hello everyone i found this unlock service for the nokia lumia 900 it can be unlocked even if it is on contract,lost,reported stolen. hope i can help with this

ebay.com/itm/Unlock-service-for-nokia-lumia-900-AT​-T-USA-/261134382926?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=it​em3cccd2774e

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 15:27

10. Pelikaani (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


I requested an unlock code for Lumia 900 from at&t 1.5 months ago.
It did not work. When asked again, they just give the same code.
Then when Nokia was contacted directly they provided a different code.
Which does not work either.

If these 2 companies cannot even perform a simple task like this, what can they do really.

posted on 03 Aug 2013, 04:27

11. Softeer (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)


hello,

to unlock nokia lumia 900 and 920 you can use a software for this purpos
ahowtodo.com/how-to-unlock-nokia-lumia-900/

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 01:52

12. naintara (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)


"HOOOO I love Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T, and doing Unlocking It. Hello all, I am SEMISH, and a lover of Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T, I believe no one can compete Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T. What you think?
I was just wondering how to unlock Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T, and I find safeunlockcode.com/unlock- Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T for this, this is great information, what you people are doing for it??"

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 01:53

13. naintara (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)


"HOOOO I love Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T, and doing Unlocking It. Hello all, I am SEMISH, and a lover of Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T, I believe no one can compete Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T. What you think?
I was just wondering how to unlock Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T, and I find safeunlockcode.com/unlock- Nokia Lumia 1020 AT&T for this, this is great information, what you people are doing for it??"

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