2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2012 10:10 PM by carlile
I have an odd question and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this:
I have been a t-mobile customer for over four years. I have an eight year old daughter that I was considering getting a pre-paid phone for her to use occasionally on field trips and stuff. (She's too young IMO for a real phone FT but it would be nice to know when that school bus was on it's way back). I noticed that t-mobile sells prepaid sims here online for $3. Which got me thinking of a way to save a few bucks: to use an unlocked GSM phone instead and buy the minutes as we need them.
My sister has an AT&T GoPhone that she used for like a week last year when her phone got lost. It's a really nice reliable phone. Retails for like $50 on AT&T's prepaid circuit. But I don't like the idea of using AT&T, especially since we're already T-mobile customers. So we wanted to try to get this phone unlocked to use with T-mobile. However, because my sister wasn't an AT&T GoPhone customer for very long and no longer has that phone active, AT&T is being a snob and won't unlock it for her so that we can use it. In my understanding, all that needs to be done to get an unlock code is for the carrier(AT&T) to submit a request to the manufacturer (Samsung). Which got me thinking, why can't T-mobile do the request for us? Has anyone tried this? IMO, this would be a great way for T-mobile to gain an account and they wouldn't have much to lose. If anything, wouldn't this be a good way to stick it to AT&T? And haven't I already proven that I'm a loyal T-mobile customer?