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AT&T to unlock Apple iPhone for certain customers this Sunday

AT&T to unlock Apple iPhone for certain customers this Sunday
“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.”
This Sunday AT&T plans on unlocking any Apple iPhone belonging to a person who has either an expired AT&T contract, upgraded following the carrier's policies or paid an ETF fee. The customer's account has to be in good standing and the iPhone cannot be associated with a current AT&T commitment.

The decision to allow the unlocking of these Apple iPhones apparently came after a number of complaints made their way to the office of Apple CEO Tim Cook. Oh, if you bought your Apple iPhone at the full retail price, your phone will also be unlocked. Sounds like Mr. Cook must have received some very persuasive correspondence.

source: 9to5Mac via Gizmodo

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posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:47 2

1. cncrim (Posts: 519; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Huh nice

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:57 2

2. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Cool story, bro....

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:10 1

4. md227a (Posts: 126; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


only took five years for it to be unlocked from att

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:11

5. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Me too

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 17:17 1

9. Hotzb22 (Posts: 103; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


hmm i work for att cust havnet heard anything about that hmmmm

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 17:52

10. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


Just had training on it today

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 18:00 2

11. neraky71 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


If I pay the ETF for my 4S, can I unlock it for internationl use but still keep my grandfathered unlimiited data plan?

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 09:44

13. -box- (Posts: 3825; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I doubt it, because by paying the ETF you're cancelling your line, so you lose your number and your plan.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 18:29

12. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Cool..... ATNT arn't they the crapest out of all?

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 09:46

14. -box- (Posts: 3825; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


So will Verizon and sprint follow suit? I'm glad apple finally gave in and let at&t take care of its customers. Apple would rather sell a new unlocked phone at full price than let someone unlock one they've paid for.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 01:03

16. ndrey (Posts: 41; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


if you don't meet any of these requirements you can always use some unlocking services like:http://letsunlockiphone5.com/ they do deliver AT&T unlocks very fast and have 100% refunds policy

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