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  1. v10type-r's Avatar
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    I'd like to know if I can do this.

    My friend is going to the US this weekend and wants to pick up a couple of Lumia 521s. He wants to make sure before he buys them that they can be unlocked right away.

    The bands are perfect for him to use on Mobilicity here in Canada so its a great buy (if he can indeed find some).

    Does anyone know if this phone since its pre-paid can be unlocked easily? Up here we use wwww.mobileincanada.com to unlock phones, if someone with a t-mobile 521 can go to this site and enter their IMEI # then it will tell you if it can be unlocked. Anyone willing to do this or at least confirm that it can be unlocked immediately?
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    Unlocking the 521 is discussed in this thread. It should give you some idea what to expect. Nokia Lumia 521, Unlocked?
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    I sent them my IEMI number have not heard anything back yet, will let you know when I hear back from them.

    But some of these rules may apply

    SIM Unlock your phone | Support
    Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR3/Black) - TMobile Prepaid Unlimited + 2.5gb Hotspot
    New-Nokia Lumia AT&T 520 - Net10 AT&T
    Broke - Focus Flash (Locked) OS=7.10.8862.14 (Net10 AT&T)
    Net10/Straight Talk AT&T Apn Data for Samsung Wireless Manager
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corepc View Post
    I sent them my IEMI number have not heard anything back yet, will let you know when I hear back from them.

    But some of these rules may apply

    SIM Unlock your phone | Support
    Do those rules apply if the phone is taken outside the US? I don't know; I'm just curious. It seems that even if it was technically illegal there's nothing that anybody could do about it.
    I have a Nexus 4, an iPhone 5, and a Lumia 520, and I like them all. Is something wrong with me? (I really should edit my signature sometime. I have only 1 of these 3 phones anymore, and even that one is mostly unused because it's been superseded by its big brother!)
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    Awesome, did you send it to mobileincanada.com or T-Mobile?

    let me know please! I have unlocked 5 phones through mobileincanada.com, the fastest was 2 hours for a Samsung ATIV-S and the worst was a Lumia 520 that took about a 12 hours.
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    did u unlock 521 via mobileincanada.com ? please confirm
  7. Corepc's Avatar
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    Have not heard anything back yet from mobileincanda
    Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR3/Black) - TMobile Prepaid Unlimited + 2.5gb Hotspot
    New-Nokia Lumia AT&T 520 - Net10 AT&T
    Broke - Focus Flash (Locked) OS=7.10.8862.14 (Net10 AT&T)
    Net10/Straight Talk AT&T Apn Data for Samsung Wireless Manager
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    There is also canadagsm for unlocking. I was gonna use them to unlock a telus 520 for use on bell before I decided to get the ATIV S from bell for $0.
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    Ok i have a nokia 521 locked with metro pcs that website only has canadian carriers to unlock it witch one do i PICK
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    I called T-Mo a day after I got my phone. They were unable to unlock my Samsung in August so they gladly sent me the code for the Lumia 521 right away. I always tell them that I have overseas travel coming up and they need to unlock the phone. So far I haven't had issues with them - I have unlocked 7 phones with them so far. Please keep in mind that I have been a customer for 9 years as well, which helps out quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldspy99 View Post
    I called T-Mo a day after I got my phone. They were unable to unlock my Samsung in August so they gladly sent me the code for the Lumia 521 right away. I always tell them that I have overseas travel coming up and they need to unlock the phone. So far I haven't had issues with them - I have unlocked 7 phones with them so far. Please keep in mind that I have been a customer for 9 years as well, which helps out quite a bit.
    Second this. Don't expect it to be very easy unless you are a long time customer.

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