Saturday, April 7, 2012

AT&T to begin unlocking off-contract iPhones this Sunday, April 8th

The phone scene just got word of a new spicy strategy change, to be enacted this Sunday, that's sure to make the AT&T iPhone lovers very happy. On Easter, select Ma' Bell customers with iPhones -- those off-contract with accounts in good standing -- will be able to request a carrier unlock for their device. Once freed, any micro-SIM can be used -- provided its carrier's frequencies are supported -- by the smartphone. An AT&T spokesperson was able to confirm that "a policy change concerning iPhones" would indeed be rolled-out on Sunday, but declined to elaborate further.


But later in the day, AT&T had this to say:


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.
What are your thoughts on this? 

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