Unlocking AT&T iPhone for eBay buyer?
October 24, 2013 7:31 AM Subscribe
Overseas eBay buyer wants me to fill out a "Request to Unlock" on att.com. This wasn't part of the auction; should I do it?
posted by electric_counterpoint to technology (10 answers total)
I sold my girlfriend's old iPhone 4 on eBay a few weeks ago, and the buyer got in touch to ask for the last four digits of my social security number. Red flag! It turns out he sent the phone to someone overseas, and they want to unlock it. I told him providing this info wasn't part of the sale, but both he and the overseas buyer have been persistent.
They now request that I fill out this "Request to Unlock" at https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/termsAndCondition. Should I do it? I don't want to leave the buyer unable to use the phone, but but I also don't want to give away any personal information of my girlfriend or her parents (she's on a family plan). What happens to her account if I do this? Is there any way they could keep using the phone and bill it to her?