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AT&T Will Unlock Phones, iPhones Need Not Apply

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May 24, 2010, 7:48 PM   by Philip Berne

To settle a class action lawsuit, AT&T has agreed to provide unlock codes for all of its phones, with some notable exceptions. First, a customer must complete 90 days of active service. Second, a customer must have a proof of purchase for the phone. Third, if AT&T has an exclusive hold on the phone for less than 10 months, customers have to wait until that 10 month period expires. This also means that if AT&T has a longer exclusive period, the carrier will never provide an unlock code. Presumably, the only handset family to which this caveat applies is the iPhone, so iPhone owners will not be able to port their handsets to another carrier, such as T-Mobile.

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Why iPhones are not part of the deal bluecoyote May 24, 2010, 9:35 PM
one word; Blackra1n Showtime_III May 24, 2010, 10:46 PM
finally... gringo.mexican112 May 25, 2010, 2:53 PM
Purchase Unlocked Non-Subsidized Phone TDBearCT May 25, 2010, 7:49 AM
Now if only all the CDMA carriers will jump on this bandwagon retrocool May 25, 2010, 11:47 AM
Clarification Please... Slammer May 25, 2010, 7:22 AM
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