If you’re an ATT subscriber that’s passed your contract date and own an iPhone you will now be able to get it unlocked by ATT – officially. For the past years both ATT and Apple have refused anyone who asks them to release their phone from ATT’s grasp. Starting Sunday what has always been frowned upon by both companies will be now become standard policy.
Beginning Sunday, September 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.
Unlocked phones will be able to switch to any provider using the correct sim card. ATT warns that while you will be able to connect to T-Mobile’s network you may not be able to get 3g coverage in all areas due to unsupported frequencies.
It’s really about time they allow this to happen, many iPhone users have been out of their contracts for some years now. Previously both Apple and ATT did not support unlocking, however many users used thirds party software to unlock their iPhones.