All you have to do is pay off the T-mobile device, and call them for
an unlock. They will email you when it's done. Did this a few days
ago.

On 2/13/18, M. Taylor <mk...@ucla.edu> wrote:
> Hello Eric,
>
> I know exactly what you mean about that automatic payment issue.
>
> Verizon Wireless did the same thing to a friend of mine after she switch
> carriers.  They took 3 more payments out of her account even though they had
> acknowledged her account closure.  It took a year in order for her to
> receive a refund.
>
> Bottom line, I will never, ever, authorize a company to automatically
> withdraw funds from any of my financial accounts.
>
> Mark
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: viphone@googlegroups.com [mailto:viphone@googlegroups.com] On Behalf
> Of Eric Oyen
> Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 4:44 PM
> To: viphone@googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: A bit confused with knowing rather my iPhone is unlocked
>
> well, you can demand a copy of your contract and it's effective dates. If
> the phone is paid off, then it would show up as paid (or your bill would
> drop). As for unlocking, you will have to take the phone to a local store
> for that carrier.
>
> btw, you can keep your number when you switch carriers. It's called number
> portability and is in the fCC regulations.
>
> btw, if you have your current carrier automatically debiting your checking
> account remove that permission before switching. I made the mistake of not
> doing so and I am still fighting with t-mobile 5 years after they stole
> nearly $400 out of my checking account.
>
> -eric
>
> On Feb 13, 2018, at 5:36 PM, Terri Stimmel wrote:
>
>> Hello everyone,
>>
>>
>> I am a bit confused about rather or not my iPhone SE is already
>> unlocked, or not.
>>
>>
>> I want to switch carriers, as I just have poor coverage with T-Mobile.
>> So I was thinking I would just use AT&T's pre-paid service.
>>
>> So last night I called T-Mobile. I'm not in a contract. I am just
>> paying off my phone.
>>
>>
>> I asked the man I spoke with what I would need to do, if I wanted to
>> switch carriers, and still keep my number. He told me that I could
>> switch, but that only the other carrier could tell me what they needed.
>>
>>
>> So then I asked him how much I still owed on my iPhone, and if it was
>> unlocked.
>>
>> He told me that it couldn't be unlocked from their network, until I
>> paid it off.
>>
>>
>> Can anyone tell me, is this correct?
>>
>> I only want to check, because I get told differing things with
>> T-Mobile sometimes. So if anyone can answer this for me, I would
>> appreciate it.
>>
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>>
>> Terri
>>
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