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AT&T to Unlock Off-Contract iPhones

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Jayshmay

Apr 6, 2012, 12:52 PM

Wow!!!!!!

This is shocking!!!! And something that should have happened a long time ago, duh, if a customer is no longer on contract, and is month-to-month, and want their phone unlocked, so be it, ANY phone!!!
I wonder what's T-Mo policy with off-contract T-Mo branded Android phones.
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Wow, it is sad that I have to hear that from here instead of from my information system at work. PS, has been pretty good about stuff like this, but I'll beleive it when I see it.
Amarantamin

Apr 8, 2012, 1:40 PM

Mislead Customers...

This act will mislead customers into believing that their ATT iPhones will work on Verizon and Sprint which, to my knowledge, is false.

Am I wrong?
How so? And to what point? Even if it was possible CDMA carriers only allow their own phones on their networks.
You're right. Verizon and Sprint only accept iPhones sold specifically for their service. Even unlocked iPhones you buy through Apple at full pricing won't work on their networks.
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Jellz

Apr 6, 2012, 12:54 PM

I feel like this

is a harbinger for some other changes to come...
I always wondered where the 'no unlock' policy came from, I assume it was Apple that insisted on it simply because Apple has always claimed to be 'special' and that its products are 'different' and thus the normal rules don't apply. But I don't know ...
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gsmcentral

Apr 9, 2012, 5:40 PM

I used to be AT&T

I ended my contract in good standing, I have an iphone 4, locked to AT&T gathering dust. I call customer service they tell me I have to have an existing AT&T number to get the unlock code...
explanation on their policy blah blah my trying to explain what I read in this article gets met with met with a mixture of ignorance and attitude. I don't want to fight with At&T CS anymore.

There is a problem from what I am understanding about this article and what AT&T customer service reps are being told.

Kinda knew it was too good to be true. Any AT&T reps out there that know what they are doing, could you please email me? I need to speak to someone with intelligence, I know there are one or two of you out there. gusbaby@hotmail.com
Thanks to your poor attitude, the one or two intelligent ones won't bother. Very Happy
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You got misinformation my friend. I work for AT&T and all that is needed is for the IMEI number to be verified that the iPhone completed the 2 year contract. There are tools to verify that information. If you bought iPhone at no commitment pricing (fu...
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deanwoof

Apr 7, 2012, 5:04 PM

Sign of Tmob Getting iPhone?

maybe tmobile/apple is preparing for iPhone 5 when it launches?
deanwoof said:
maybe tmobile/apple is preparing for iPhone 5 when it launches?


Probably since they're moving their hspa+ to 1900Mhz from AWS, which makes them full compatible with iPhones hspa+.
 
 
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