AT&T To Start Unlocking Off-Contract iPhone Handsets Starting Today - HotHardware
AT&T To Start Unlocking Off-Contract iPhone Handsets Starting Today

AT&T To Start Unlocking Off-Contract iPhone Handsets Starting Today

Tired of having to buy a loaner phone for international use? If you're an AT&T iPhone user, and you have been for an extended period of time, you're in luck starting today. Along with the Lumia 900 going on sale today, AT&T is also making a major policy change. They're now unlocking iPhones for those customers who have one out-of-contract. In other words, iPhone units which currently only operate with an AT&T micro-SIM card can be unlocked in order to work with micro-SIM cards from around the world. Many nations sell iPhones this way already, but not America: these phones are locked to the carrier in which they're sold under.

It's a move that'll surely help out traveling iPhone users, but we wish AT&T would take the next step and allow even on-contract users to have their phones unlocked as well -- all phones, not just iPhones. Here's the quote from AT&T:

Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer's account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.
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This is the first positive thing AT&T has ever done that I can recall reading about! Is this a late April Fool's joke?

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Att iphone unlocking using official ATT SITE is available... still there is an opportunity to unlock any iphone from att here. It is for free, still it is the best offer on the market.

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