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By Lightning N1, Senior Member on 18th April 2011, 02:25 AM
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I know that I am not the only one looking at this phone as a way to get a great Dual Core, 4G, vanilla Android phone (unmolested by AT&T) but able to be used on the AT&T network. I have had great luck and a lot of fun with the AT&T Nexus One and I think this phone will be just a successful with the help of XDA DEV's

I wanted to start a thread here in the G2X section for people to share with other users how to's and what works with regards to using this phone on the AT&T network.

It may be to soon to get all the answers, but maybe someone is working the same answers.
Questions:

How easy will it be to obtain the SIM Unlock code from T-Mobile or LG?
I am going to buy the phone at retail, just may have to use T-Mobile for 60-90 days to get the Unlock code.

Will AT&T allow us to upgrade to 4G data plan without buying their 4G phone?
I know from researching the Atrix 4G that the AT&T data plan needed to be upgraded to a 4G plan but you could keep unlimited data.
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18th April 2011, 02:56 AM |#2  
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If I remember Tmobile's unlock policy correctly you wont have to wait. You can request the unlock code right away if you pay full retail price. Unless that's changed recently of course but I dont think it has. Good luck with it.
18th April 2011, 03:02 AM |#3  
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Kind of a repeat of what is in this thread started by me (which you tried to hijack)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1036129

Re-posting what I have found here:

I just got off of the phone with t-mobile customer care (1-877-453-1304). I called them because I wanted clarification on this before I purchased 2 full retail price phones.

The program is called the "Sim Subsidy Unlock Program." It is for anyone that purchases a phone for the full retail price from a corporate store or an authorized retailer and pays all of the price upfront.

You need to call customer care, explain that you purchased a phone for full price and request a "remedy request form number." They will then open this request and you then have 7 days to fax the following to the Sim Unlock Team at 1-813-353-6557 :

ATTENTION: SIM UNLOCK TEAM
Full Name
Mobile Number
Email Address
Readable Copy Of Sales Receipt

It takes 24 to 72 hours to process and they will email you instructions to unlock your phone.
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18th April 2011, 03:02 AM |#4  
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As for at&t's 4g, there currently using hspa+ also, so if it supports their 3g, you'll have at&t "4g" as well

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18th April 2011, 03:37 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by nomisunrider

Kind of a repeat of what is in this thread started by me (which you tried to hijack)

Sorry, I don't know why they did not move that thread over to this forum. It was clearly labeled as a g2x thread.

That is great info from T-Mobile about the "Sim Subsidy Unlock Program."
18th April 2011, 03:43 AM |#6  
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They will then open this request and you then have 7 days to fax the following to the Sim Unlock Team at 1-813-353-6557 :

does it have to be "faxed"? you can't email the info? thanks
18th April 2011, 05:51 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by Lightning N1

I know that I am not the only one looking at this phone as a way to get a great Dual Core, 4G, vanilla Android phone (unmolested by AT&T) but able to be used on the AT&T network. I have had great luck and a lot of fun with the AT&T Nexus One and I think this phone will be just a successful with the help of XDA DEV's

I wanted to start a thread here in the G2X section for people to share with other users how to's and what works with regards to using this phone on the AT&T network.

It may be to soon to get all the answers, but maybe someone is working the same answers.
Questions:

How easy will it be to obtain the SIM Unlock code from T-Mobile or LG?
I am going to buy the phone at retail, just may have to use T-Mobile for 60-90 days to get the Unlock code.

Will AT&T allow us to upgrade to 4G data plan without buying their 4G phone?
I know from researching the Atrix 4G that the AT&T data plan needed to be upgraded to a 4G plan but you could keep unlimited data.

Wondering the same things. Currently have the vibrant...

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18th April 2011, 07:18 AM |#8  
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As for at&t's 4g, there currently using hspa+ also, so if it supports their 3g, you'll have at&t "4g" as well

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Just expect to have below 3G upload speeds with AT&T.

Edit: nevermind... software vs hardware limitations. Nonetheless, screw AT&T
18th April 2011, 08:39 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by nomisunrider

Kind of a repeat of what is in this thread started by me (which you tried to hijack)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1036129

Re-posting what I have found here:

I just got off of the phone with t-mobile customer care (1-877-453-1304). I called them because I wanted clarification on this before I purchased 2 full retail price phones.

The program is called the "Sim Subsidy Unlock Program." It is for anyone that purchases a phone for the full retail price from a corporate store or an authorized retailer and pays all of the price upfront.

You need to call customer care, explain that you purchased a phone for full price and request a "remedy request form number." They will then open this request and you then have 7 days to fax the following to the Sim Unlock Team at 1-813-353-6557 :

ATTENTION: SIM UNLOCK TEAM
Full Name
Mobile Number
Email Address
Readable Copy Of Sales Receipt

It takes 24 to 72 hours to process and they will email you instructions to unlock your phone.

That is this NORMAL procedure ...unless the phone is "exclusive" to T-Mobile. In such a case they will NOT unlock it even if you paid full retail price. This is what happened to me with their dell streak 7, I had to return it as they would not unlock it no matter what and I paid full retail for it so please triple check before you buy as I think the the G2X is exclusive to T-Mobile in the US.



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18th April 2011, 02:58 PM |#10  
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That is this NORMAL procedure ...unless the phone is "exclusive" to T-Mobile. In such a case they will NOT unlock it even if you paid full retail price. This is what happened to me with their dell streak 7, I had to return it as they would not unlock it no matter what and I paid full retail for it so please triple check before you buy as I think the the G2X is exclusive to T-Mobile in the US.



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If this is true, are there any stores that are offering unlocks for this phone?

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18th April 2011, 03:04 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by clubtech

That is this NORMAL procedure ...unless the phone is "exclusive" to T-Mobile. In such a case they will NOT unlock it even if you paid full retail price. This is what happened to me with their dell streak 7, I had to return it as they would not unlock it no matter what and I paid full retail for it so please triple check before you buy as I think the the G2X is exclusive to T-Mobile in the US.



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why does it work on at&t bands.... ANY PHONE and i repeat ANY phone can be unlocked.... the phone is made for two networkds (im guessing because of the possible merger) so no its not stuck to just tmobile... now i understand your stating that tmobile might not give the codes because it is an "exclusive tmobile phone" however!!!!! give this forum a few weeks and you will have it unlocked!

im sure there is away just like any other phone! (if im wrong and this is the only phone in the world that cant be unlocked you can kick me in the dick)

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