Yesterday we heard reports from WPCentral that AT&T has finally been providing Unlock Codes to Lumia 900 owners to SIM Unlocked their phone.
It has been a hit or miss though. Some customer reports getting declined for the Unlock code request because their contract is not yet over (Kind similar to the iPhone Unlocking scheme), Some AT&T reps are clueless to what the customer want to do. We also heard this report earlier from Mark Guim THE NOKIA BLOG which one of his commenter suggested having a live chat with a AT&T Rep.
Well at our curiosity.. We tried the Tutorials but came out empty handed, but the AT&T Rep opened us a case and took our email address and gave us an ETA for the Unlock code request for 10/18/2012. We will update you if we hear from AT&T regarding this open case for the Unlock Code.
If you guys would like to give it a try.. Just follow this procedure:
Go to att.com/wireless, go to support, you will need to log in to do a live chat. pick international live chat, say you want to unlock for international use. Verify account, give IMEI, they will provide you with a pin. I am all set, it should be pretty easy. Dont answer more than you need. that always help.
Why is it important to get your phone Unlocked? If your a long time Nokia fan.. This answer should be easy. For the past 10yrs The best Nokia phones are sold SIM Unlocked meaning you can use them with different Mobile carriers in the world that supports GSM. It removes the hassle of Roaming instead you just buy a local prepaid SIM to use to the same handset you already use with your home carrier.
So What are you waiting for.. Give the tutorial a try and let us know the outcome.. Also don't forget to give your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) To obtain your IMEI, dial *#06# or go to Settings > About > More Info.