T-Mobile is selling the Nexus 4 unlocked??? Confirmed!General

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  1. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    For those that don't know I bought my phone as soon as it went on sale on the 14th. I requested my unlock code the next day. Well 3 weeks later I'm still waiting for my unlock code (I got the automated email the next day saying my request was being processed for my unlock code).

    Well, I got to thinking today, Tmobile made no other changes at all to the phone so did they even bother to SIM lock it? I put a non Tmobile SIM in my phone and it never asked me for an unlock code :eek:

    I'm going to try to find someone with an active non Tmobile SIM card that will let me borrow their SIM to test it. Has anyone else tried it yet??

  2. Waldys

    Waldys Well-Known Member

    All Nexus devices come unlocked, out of the box...

    ...at least all of the ones I know...
  3. kalaster

    kalaster Well-Known Member

    not the verizon branded Galaxy nexus :p
  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    Not all the Nexus S's or Galaxy Nexus's were sold unlocked.
  5. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, does the phone have a Tmobile splash screen when it's booted up?
  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    *would* it have a t-mobile splash screen? If the only difference is the sim lock, I don't think that would warrant a modified bootloader.

    EDIT: If you look closely at this video, you can see it only says Google.

  7. JunBringer

    JunBringer Well-Known Member

    Sounds pretty douchy on their part.
  8. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    I put an At&t SIM card in my phone and connected to their network just fine.

    I have now confirmed that buy a Nexus 4 from T-Mobile is no different at all then buying from Google Play, 100% identical unlocked phones!
  9. alfick3

    alfick3 Well-Known Member

    Just more expensive. :rolleyes:
  10. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    I like this ... and congratulate T-Mobile for keep a Nexus a Nexus. I hope VZW is watching.
  11. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Called 10 corporate stores today, no dice!
  12. ajm216

    ajm216 Member

    I was very curious about this, thanks for confirming.
  13. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    So did you actually order one yet, Sean?

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