How to Remove the Contract or Unpaid Bills Status of AT&T iPhone?

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If you bought a used AT&T iPhone with unpaid bills, can you change the status from unpaid bills (financed) to clean? What if it’s under contract?


Most of us would try to get the best deals online especially when buying a used iPhone.

However, it has some drawbacks because potentially the device may be blocked by its network or blacklisted on all network.

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Here are some of the reasons why they get blocked:

  • Unpaid bills
  • Under Contract
  • Lost
  • Stolen
  • Reported missing
  • Insurance claims

Many people buy used AT&T iPhones with the hoping to get it unlocked.

It’s really that straightforward because AT&T iPhone with unpaid bills or under contract needs additional cost to unlock it.

Some people don’t really want to get it unlocked; instead they wish the unpaid bills or the in-contract status can be removed.

What else can you do with a device that’s blocked on the network? Well, here are some possible options:

  • Unlock the device
  • Sell the device
If you choose to unlock the device, as long as it’s not blocked on other network, you can use it on Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile (USA network).

However, if it’s blocked on all network, you can still unlock it but you may not be able to use it in USA.That’s still not the end though, because there are options for you to remove the unpaid bills status and in-contract status remotely.

Fixing the ESN/IMEI remotely would mean “cleaning” it on the network.

Once it has been cleaned, other carriers will update their databases as well which makes it possible for you to use on all network for as long as the device is unlocked as mentioned earlier.

If you wish to consider removing the unpaid bills or in-contract status of your AT&T iPhone, please refer to the service here.

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