AT&T's new agreement allows for unlocks on most phones except for exclusives

AT&T's new agreement allows for unlocks on most phones except for exclusives
There are going to be some big smiles on the faces of many AT&T customers after a pre-trial class action lawsuit resulted in a settlement that would essentially allow unlocks to AT&T customers. Specifically, the agreement would allow AT&T to provide prepaid customers unlock codes for the handsets as long as they have proof of purchase for their locked device. Conversely postpaid customers are going to be treated a little bit differently with some stipulations such as the requirement of having an account in good standing and must have “completed a minimum of 90 days of active service.” The news will become especially welcomed for international travelers who are constantly moving from one place to another. Unfortunately the one major drawback can be found in devices that are exclusive to AT&T – such as the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and Apple iPhone. The settlement said, “handsets for which AT&T has an exclusive sales arrangement with a manufacturer of less than 10 months will have to wait until the 10-month period expires before they can receive an unlocking code.” Nonetheless, we're sure that there are going to be some people happy about all of this.

via BGR & The Consumerist

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