T-Mobile's "Device Unlock" app will unlock your phone, if you have this one model
posted by Alan F. / Aug 09, 2014, 10:34 AM
Just to show you how this does work, let's pretend that you do own a Samsung Galaxy Avant (unless you do happen to own that model). You will have the option for a temporary or permanent unlock. The first option is for those going overseas for business or vacation and plan on using a GSM carrier in the country they are traveling to. If you select permanent, you will never be able to stuff the genie back into the bottle. In other words, once you unlock your phone permanently, you cannot lock it again.
Remember that your contract has to have been completed, and your phone cannot have been reported stolen for you to be able to unlock it. And while the app is quite limited now, eventually it should cover more models. You might want to check in every now and then to see if your phone has been added.
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What's the point if its for one device? A sucky device at that? and does this mean we can unlock our bad imei phones to use again????? Answer please!!?
posted on Aug 09, 2014, 10:37 AM 0
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that is a no, reason is you got a bad imei phone is because was reported lost/stolen or broke a contract and termination fee was not paid, therefore the phone you have is not rightfully yours, and bad imeis once reported will not be removed from the list.
posted on Aug 09, 2014, 12:09 PM 3
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"If you select permanent, you will never be able to stuff the genie back into the bottle. In other words, once you unlock your phone permanently, you cannot lock it again." As unlocking is helpful for the customer, why worry about re-locking the phone?
posted on Aug 09, 2014, 10:46 AM 9
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I've read some comments on different sites on this app and quite a few people think if you don't lock it to T-Mobile again, you won't be able to use T-Mobile 4g or T-Mobile service in general. Yep, it's one of those "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" moments.
posted on Aug 09, 2014, 1:44 PM 2
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A lot of their devices are easy to unlock, btw
posted on Aug 09, 2014, 11:17 AM 1
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This news was reported a few days ago lol. PA is getting slower and slower... Anywho, T-Mobile is only testing it on the Galaxy Avant for now, but like VoLTE, will expand it to more models in the coming months. The S5 for sure is due to be compatible with the app by the end of Q3.
posted on Aug 09, 2014, 1:44 PM 1
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Will we see a review for the Avant? We never got one for the Galaxy Light (I understand it's just one phone on a specific carrier, and thus not a priority), which the Avant is replacing. But the Avant, being inexpensive and easily unlockable, and having pretty decent specs for the price, and curiously supporting all of AT&T's bands, it'd be good to see a review for this phone. Especially compared against its most obvious competitor, the Moto G LTE.
posted on Aug 09, 2014, 2:50 PM 1
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I wish T mobile will use those more popular bands for network. Using unlocked phones on T mobile is such a painful experience, the 4g if its there is so limited. The fact that edge network (2g speed) still exist for T mobile network shows how behind they are in coverage.
posted on Aug 09, 2014, 6:22 PM 0
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Buying/leasing wireless spectrum is insanely expensive. Hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions. T-Mobile is working on expanding their bands - they've already picked up 700MHz band 12, and are in the process of implementing it (it's gonna take a while though). Coverage is a matter of towers, not spectrum, and yeah, T-Mobile definitely as work to do outside of the cities.
posted on Aug 10, 2014, 12:49 AM 0
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T-mobile= My Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) suffering a Troubleshoot “Mobile Device Unlock” and i was to worried because i don't know how to fix it. I tired to contact a lot of of customer service care but it doesn't help . Suddenly my friend refer me on this blog: blog.unlockbase.com/mobile-device-unlock-app-troubleshooting/ and yes ! this blog solve my problem :)
posted on Feb 04, 2016, 10:40 PM 0
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