The Only Price Comparison Chart to Know to Unlock iPhone by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon

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Too confused with overwhelming information on the internet just to get your iPhone unlocked? This table summarises everything you need to know.


The table below is a summary of the cost to unlock your iPhone from one of these US carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

Table: Price Comparison to Unlock iPhone by US Carriers

Clean$0.95$18.95$99FACTORY UNLOCKED
Lost/Stolen$85$39.95iconFACTORY UNLOCKED
Fraud$85$39.95iconFACTORY UNLOCKED
Unpaid bills$85$39.95$127FACTORY UNLOCKED
In-contract$85$39.95$127FACTORY UNLOCKED
Notes24 hours serviceIf unpaid bills, can be clearedIf lost/stolen, can be unblockedIf blacklisted, can be cleared

Unlike in the early days, you now have to consider various status of an iPhone which is shown in the left-most column before attempting to unlock your iPhone.

Everything else is straight forward with the price ranging from as low as $0.95 to as high as $127.

A few years ago, AT&T iPhone was the best iPhone to be unlocked. Due to stricter policy and access, the price has gone up over the past 12 months.

T-Mobile is the most painful and the costliest carrier to unlock right now. However, if it’s blocked due to lost/stolen, it can be unbarred under $10 as shown here.

Most Verizon iPhones are already unlocked but if it’s blocked which you can use this free tool to verify, it can be unblocked using this service.

For now, Sprint provides the most value for money in terms of unlocking with price range hovering under $50.

If you’re curious about speed, the table below provides rough estimation for the relevant carrier to unlock your iPhone.

Table: Speed Comparison to Unlock iPhone by US Carriers

Clean1-2 days1-3 days7-15 daysFACTORY UNLOCKED
Lost/Stolen1-3 days1-3 daysiconFACTORY UNLOCKED
Fraud1-3 days1-3 daysiconFACTORY UNLOCKED
Unpaid bills1-3 days1-3 days7-15 daysFACTORY UNLOCKED
In-contract1-3 days1-3 days7-15 daysFACTORY UNLOCKED

In general, the speed is relatively fast for both AT&T and Sprint.

Is there anything else that you need clarification? Please leave your comments below.

Finally, here are the direct links to unlock:

[Table last updated: March 31, 2017]

The Only Price Comparison Chart to Know to Unlock iPhone by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon was last modified: April 1st, 2017 by Joe Wang

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