AT&T to start unlocking off-contract iPhones

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AT&T has announced that it will begin unlocking off-contract iPhones starting this Sunday, April 8. “Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones,” the carrier said in a statement to Engadget. “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.” The move comes after several anecdotal reports of AT&T customers successfully getting their phones unlocked by emailing Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.