Is it hard to get an AT&T phone unlocked?

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  1. kojack

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    I am looking at getting a phone for my wife that is locked to AT&T. Is it hard to get it unlocked or should I just go elsewhere?
     
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    If its paid in full I believe they must unlock upon request, at least that is my understanding of it.
     
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    OK. Perfect. We are looking at two locked at phones on eBay. So I guess just call them up and get them unlocked
     
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    I would just call them before and make sure, I dont buy phones often anymore so my understanding of it could be out of date
     
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    Be mindful if the phones are AT&T branded. They will come with AT&T's bloatware. Keep also in mind AT&T locked phones may not be fully compatible with Canada's bands. If shopping for an unlocked phone, I would be looking for just that. I had two Samsung S7 edges: one locked to ATT and the other unlocked. The ROM was different on both phones. In my case, I wanted to turn on ATT WiFi calling on the unlocked phone and couldn't.
     
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