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

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  1. chrlswltrs

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    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??
     

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

    ...at least all of the ones I know...
     
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    not the verizon branded Galaxy nexus :p
     
  4. chrlswltrs

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    Not all the Nexus S's or Galaxy Nexus's were sold unlocked.
     
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    Hmmm, does the phone have a Tmobile splash screen when it's booted up?
     
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    *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.

     
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    Sounds pretty douchy on their part.
     
  8. chrlswltrs

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    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!
     
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    Just more expensive. :rolleyes:
     
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    I like this ... and congratulate T-Mobile for keep a Nexus a Nexus. I hope VZW is watching.
     
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    Called 10 corporate stores today, no dice!
     
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    I was very curious about this, thanks for confirming.
     
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    So did you actually order one yet, Sean?
     
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