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AT&T confirms it will unlock off-contract iPhones on April 8

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Posted by tranced
AT&T confirmed with Electronista Friday that it will start unlocking iPhones. As of April 8, customers that are either out of contract or bought contract-free will have the option of derestricting the phone's SIM slot much like the already-unlocked iPhones sold at Apple retail stores. The only other condition was to have a healthy account.

"Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones," a spokesman said. "The only requirements are that a customerís 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."


Posted by ok1907
Good news. There might be a fee to unlock. I hope that it isn't much.

Posted by Miss UK
That is pretty good news for AT&T Owners of the iPhone
I doubt AT&T will actually unlock a eBay iPhone however?
or one thats outside the USA

Posted by anonymuser
Amazing that this has taken five years. As I understand it, his is actually the first time that original US iPhones from 2007, that have been out of contract for years, can be officially unlocked - which is just crazy.

Vodafone have already unlocked my 4S for me, a few months in to a two year contract. All I had to do was ask.

Posted by Miss UK
I guess they had there reasons to take this long
I think there the only Biggest US network to provide the iPhone currently
T-Mobile don't but Verizon do and there CDMA usually

btw would like to know if AT&T will unlock eBay bought iPhones for users outside the US
those iPhone 4(s) are very cheap $250 which is something like £150ish

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