AT&T's new online form allows you to request that your out of contract Apple iPhone gets unlocked
There is a pretty big market for unlocked Apple iPhone models overseas where buyers can use international SIM cards to get the unit up and running. To prevent abuse, AT&T is limiting the number of Apple iPhones it will unlock to five per account. Even with the new form, patience is required as it might take from five to seven days for AT&T to complete the request.
While AT&T did announce last April that it would unlock out of contract Apple iPhone models, the process back then required you to call the carrier, receive an unlock code from a technician, and use the code to unlock the phone via iTunes.
source: AT&T via BGR
2. mas11 (Posts: 1005; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Frankly you should be able to use your phone on whatever compatible carrier you want after the contract is up.
5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2447; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
In the real world that's not how it works.
3. johnny9000 (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
This form makes AT&T customer service rep's lives a whole lot easier. "Go online, I said go online, no, I will not unlock the iphone you "found" on the back of a truck in Hong Kong."
4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2447; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Think of the money AT&T could make if they charged for the service.
7. apexgroove (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Even if you don't meet AT&T's requirements to unlock your iPhone, it can still be done with UnlockStreak activations for iTunes, which turns it into iPhone unlock software. That type of unlock is permanent like the one from AT&T.