T-Mobile adds Device Unlock to Google Play

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Consistent with their goal of making things easier for customers, T-Mobile has developed an app that users can run to unlock their devices when their contract is up or to temporarily unlock the device when traveling abroad. The biggest downside at present is that only a few customers can actually use the Device Unlock app – those who have a Samsung Galaxy Avant. Still, it is good to see T-Mobile making this move.

As customers look at T-Mobile to figure out who may eventually benefit from this app, there is more good news. T-Mobile is making it available through Google Play. Presumably, this means current owners of T-Mobile devices may be able to unlock their devices as support is added to the app.

You can check out the Play Store entry for the Device Unlock app using the links below even if you do not have a Galaxy Avant from T-Mobile.

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About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • frustrating

    i saw this app on my phone i just purchase and was paranoid call customer support went through several troubleshooting clearly they had no knowledge of this app. It will help if T-mobile alert their Techs about this app and customers as well. see caption below error message i receive when I tap on app.