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Iphone unlock Device .......imposible with t- mobile

  • 2 November 2017
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Good morning I have paid off my IPhone 7 and I have put 2 Unlock requested ,....and what you you get ......always the same Costumer service ....

on my first attempt I get this :

On Oct 31,
2017, at 10:52 AM, ARSystem Notify <donotreply@t-mobile.com>
wrote:

T-Mobile
Sim Unlock Request

Sim Unlock Reference:  xxxxxxxxxx

IMEI:  xxxxxxxxxxx

Thank
you for taking the time to contact T-Mobile. We have received your SIM Unlock
Request. Unfortunately, this subscriber is not eligible to receive the unlock
code at this time. In order to be eligible, the IMEI must have usage by the
mobile number requesting the unlock code and the account must have a minimum of
two monthly service payments since first use of requested device.




Thank You,

Customer Service

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE guys  I have been with this phone for one year and its is PAIDDDDDD OFFFFF

on my second attempt look what I got

From: ARSystem Notify

Sent: Thursday, November 2, 2017 3:24 AM

To: xxxxxxxx

Subject: T-Mobile Sim Unlock Notification 5044912221

T-Mobile
Sim Unlock Request

Sim Unlock Reference:  xxxxxxxxxxxx

IMEI:  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



Unlock Code:  Non T-Mobile Device

Thank
you for taking the time to contact T-Mobile. We have received your SIM Unlock
Request. Unfortunately, we are unable to process your request at this time
because we are only able to provide unlock codes for T-Mobile USA handsets.
Please refer your unlock request for this equipment directly to the carrier
that the handset was purchased from.



OMGGGGGGG are you guys serious .......this a T-Mobile phone , two different arguments ....this is the customer service we want...

I'm calling for the last try right now keep you posted

Edit: TMO_Chris -Removed personal info.

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Best answer by tmo_marissa 5 November 2017, 20:45

Hey, @hlenin2005​! I'm sorry this unlock process has had so many hiccups. @gramps28​ is correct, when equipment is exchanged through Apple directly, the replacement device (or even sometimes replacement motherboard if they do a repair) doesn't have the same IMEI as the original (so it may not show enough usage on the network to satisfy the requirement depending on when the exchange is completed), and it doesn't usually carry an IMEI that's in our internal database. As you've unfortunately found out, it can get a little complicated. 😥


That said, there is an offline team that Care or T-Force can forward the request to as an unlock escalation. You may need to provide documentation of the exchange, but that's not always an issue. This offline team can work with Apple on your behalf, although I do want to be up front that this process can take up to 14 business days, rather than the standard 48 hours. If this hasn't already been escalated, please reach out when you have a moment and give us the chance to pass this up to our SIM Unlock escalation team!

- Marissa

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Are you sure you got all 15 digits of the IMEI right? Did you buy the phone from T-Mobile?

yes ,  my original iPhone that T-Mobile gave me the purchase day was exchange a couple of weeks back by Apple because of a failure , so now they saying that its Apple have to unlock it , can u imagine that , I paid off my phone to T-Mobile not to apple they should be the ones who has work this thing out .

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Unfortunately Apple controls all aspects of unlocking their phones.

Did you do the exchange through Tmobile or Apple?

If you did it through Apple the imei# is not in T-Mobile's data base to request the code

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Hey, @hlenin2005​! I'm sorry this unlock process has had so many hiccups. @gramps28​ is correct, when equipment is exchanged through Apple directly, the replacement device (or even sometimes replacement motherboard if they do a repair) doesn't have the same IMEI as the original (so it may not show enough usage on the network to satisfy the requirement depending on when the exchange is completed), and it doesn't usually carry an IMEI that's in our internal database. As you've unfortunately found out, it can get a little complicated. 😥


That said, there is an offline team that Care or T-Force can forward the request to as an unlock escalation. You may need to provide documentation of the exchange, but that's not always an issue. This offline team can work with Apple on your behalf, although I do want to be up front that this process can take up to 14 business days, rather than the standard 48 hours. If this hasn't already been escalated, please reach out when you have a moment and give us the chance to pass this up to our SIM Unlock escalation team!

- Marissa

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Hey there! Just checking in to see how things are going. Were you able to speak with our T-Force team yet?

Same case with me. I requested three times and all times the customer care promises that they will add note on my account which will be read by specifying that it will be unlocked. If this is known issue then why don't you train the support members about the issue.

In my case I called up 3 times and every time, I need to mention that my mobile was active more than 2 years . I escalated to Unlock team and waited for more than 48 hours. When I call up customer care for the status, they are unable to provide the status of my request. I am totally flustered with this process of unlock.

We are really disappointed on the extremely poor T-Mobile customer service.

When we signed up for the account, we mentioned that we would need one phone to temporarily unlock as we need to travel oversea, we were told by your sales person that we can call 611 to get the phone temporarily unlocked.

So we did on Feb 27, and was disappointed to get the response of the Unlock request 13589591 was rejected.

We called the number suggested in the rejection email on Feb. 28, 2018, explained situation to the customer service rep, who then forwarded our call to your Royality Program rep - Chris.  Chris advised that we could prepay the difference on the phone, and created another unlock request 13596868.

So you can imagine how furious we are on receiving this new Unlock request rejection.  Under your BOGO conditions apparently we are not allowed to pay off in total w/o losing the $700 credit.

Is there anyone in T-Mobile that we can talk to to get us out of this bind ?

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Iphones can't be temporary unlocked unlike Android phones.

Userlevel 5

Hey @romender - I sincerely apologize that the unlock is taking longer than expected. If your device and account are eligible for the unlock, we will be sure to email you once the unlock has been processed.

@ksliu07733 - @gramps28 is correct. The iPhone cannot be temporarily unlocked but we do have some exceptions for international travelers. If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, please use the links in my signature to reach out to our T-Force team. They will be able to pull up your account and investigate your unlock requested to see what specifically happened.

As I’m dealing with the same unlocking process  for the last 5 days my # was ported to Verizon on Sunday & it’s now Friday 10/16/20 & I’m still waiting for my email. T-Mobile made sure they got their money every month & my iPhone has been paid off for at least a year. T-Mobile customer service reps needs to go back thru training because they all saying something different. This is so frustrating as I don’t have a phone I have a disable child & im the only one in the home with a phone. Having to disturb my neighbor to use his phone to make at least 2 calls a day since Sunday is very frustrating. I’m being held hostage for my phone that I’ve paid for. I keep checking spam & all. This is ridiculous & I’m glad my child hasn’t had a seizure in this process because this would be a class action law suit for T-Mobile. If I don’t receive that email by tomorrow morning I would be contacting my child’s disability attorney to see what he can do about this. I might even call my local news station for their investigation team to look into this for the fact I have a disable child & I feel like T-Mobile is saying SO WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHILD. 

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