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Apple unlocking all ‘no commitment’ AT&T iPhone 4 units?

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
News Categories: iPhone

Apple is now unlocking all AT&T iPhone 4 units purchased at the “no commitment” price, according to a new report. Citing an internal Apple sales training document, Mac Rumors reports that there are now two ways a customer can purchase an unlocked iPhone 4 at the Apple Store. The first is to purchase an unlocked iPhone without a micro-SIM card inside, while the second is to purchase any iPhone 4 with an AT&T micro-SIM inside “at full price.” “These models will also be unlocked whether the customer signs up for an AT&T service plan or chooses the Device Only purchase option,” reads the document. It also notes that “All devices sold at the unsubsidized prices of $649 and $749 will be unlocked and can be activated and used on supported GSM carrier networks.” Apple began selling unlocked iPhone 4 units in the U.S. for the first time earlier this month.

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I inadvertently bought an iPnone 4 in Bangkok from what I thought was an approved Apple dealer but later learned they were only approved to sell all Apple products except the iPhone.  I paid the full price of 29,355 baht which worked out to £628.11 (not sure what that is in dollars) and I received what I thought was an officially unlocked Apple product.  When I got back to the UK I discovered that my iPhone had been unofficially unlocked and that my phone was originally locked to AT&t which is of course no good to me in the UK. Both Apple and AT&T are pointing fingers at each other which is not much good to me. Would this announcement you have made make any difference to my position? Thank you.

Posted by Gordon on July 23, 2011 at 6:01 AM (PDT)

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