I would like to know if this might be different than any sim unlocking any other AT&T phone. I know it's exclusive, but that doesn't cause problems with unlock services.
Well, as it is the phone is locked to AT&T. Either he can activate it and send you a SIM card and you can pay a boatload of international fees or you can unlock the phone.
Well, actually he can unlock the phone for you. Give him your IMEI number. It will either be on the box or in the Settings under Device and Information about this Fire phone. Have him go to the AT&T unlock request form and put in a request. You can do it yourself if you have a former AT&T account.
They will send your friend a confirmation Email to which he has to click a link in. After that they say that they will get back to you within 48 hours or up to 5 business days but all three times I did it it took less than 12 hours.
Once they give you the unlock code you need to put a SIM card in the device that is not an AT&T SIM. It will ask for the code and you just type it in. Then, the phone will work on any carrier you want. I've unlocked two of them already.
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