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Heads up! AT&T will start unlocking iPhone this Sunday, April 8

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Last Edited by widgit April 6, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Probably not a deal but 9to5Mac just reported that AT&T will start unlocking iPhone in good standing. Here is the statement on 9to5Mac [9to5mac.com]

“Beginning Sunday, April 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.”

Apparently it's due to the many complaints that Tim Cook's office received from AT&T customers. I would like to think that the SD community has a lot to do with that.

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Quote from dealwars View Post :
You guys have got to learn to trust me.

I post this a few days ago and all the haters come out.

http://slickdeals.net/f/4167194-Official-ATT-iPhone-Unlock-via-Apple-Executive-Customer-Service-Must-be-an-ATT-customer?v=1

Now, two days later everyone is reporting that it's official and suddenly it's all happy kisses?

Hope everyone from the original thread is willing to eat crow and admit they were wrong. Wink
wow you got lots of heat for that one... now the nonbelievers can eat it, lol
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#62
Someone also said if you buy the phone under the "no commitment price" direct from ATT, they'll also unlock it.

However, if its the same price as buying direct from Apple, then I dont see the point as if you buy from Apple store, its already hardware unlocked.

Can any ATT customer check their account online n see if its cheaper to buy thru ATT?.
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#63
I wonder why you guys would buy the iPhone from the most heinous carrier in US. Big Grin
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#64
Quote from GIRay View Post :
Perhaps the GPS is always on.
Data network is turned OFF. How is it in the bill if the GPS is always on?
My guess is that ATT sees iphone as data phone on their network. It doesn't matter you turn data on or off.
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Data network is turned OFF. How is it in the bill if the GPS is always on?
My guess is that ATT sees iphone as data phone on their network. It doesn't matter you turn data on or off.
It works for me, voice plan only for over 3 years with no problems.
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I wonder why you guys would buy the iPhone from the most heinous carrier in US. Big Grin
sad but true.
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#67
lol, do you guys realize they will do it only if you are out of contract? they are garbage and everyone should move their business away from ATT. sprints unlocks your iphone after 2 months into your contract.
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#68
The downside, is that AT&T just discontinued the availability of data plans for pay-as-you-go users. I imagine these two things are not unrelated.
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Probably not a deal but 9to5Mac just reported that AT&T will start unlocking iPhone in good standing. Here is the statement on 9to5Mac [9to5mac.com]

“Beginning Sunday, April 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.”

Apparently it's due to the many complaints that Tim Cook's office received from AT&T customers. I would like to think that the SD community has a lot to do with that.
Great
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Quote from NJMaster View Post :
Actually, I know it is true that AT&T will add a data plan if they notice that you are using a smart phone. I wanted to try this, so I checked out various sources (customer reps, sales employees at local stores, online forums, etc) to get a idea of this, but I wasn’t sure how they were going to do it. Around the beginning of this year, I connected my 2nd line using a generic Samsung phone with an out of contract iphone4 (converted sim card to microsim), and it worked like a charm. About 3 months later, my wife had mistakenly sent a data usage text request, and the day after AT&T had added a data plan.

I am guessing that the text request hit their SMS server, and our acct were caught, and automatically a data plan was added. I guess it is also possible that they periodically check for smartphones without data plan… I will never be sure of what happened though...
Quote from DarnCrazy View Post :
This is true to some degree. If you're currently under a contract that has a phone with non-smartphone data plan (MediaNet plan) then you might not work. You cannot cancel the data plan, and AT&T will upgrade you automatically......Then again you might be able to bar data from being sent to the phone, but you would likely still have to pay for the data of the original plan.

If you do have an old MediaNet plan, and want to keep it...do no use an iPhone or AT&T branded smart phone. Use anunlocked phone [xda-developers.com] that is quad band that isn't being carried by AT&T and you should be able to keep on using it.
They add a plan initially yes, but you can call, that same day and tell them you want any/all data blocked/barred. We've been using an AT&T iPhone 3GS for a year now with no data plan whatsoever. Don't know how else to put it for people to understand that. We send texts, use iMessages, etc from that phone and there's been no issues at all.

Then again, I also managed to get my 4S onto an Unlimited data plan from the 200 MB BlackBerry plan on my old Bold, so it could be an isolated thing. Dontknow
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Data network is turned OFF. How is it in the bill if the GPS is always on?
My guess is that ATT sees iphone as data phone on their network. It doesn't matter you turn data on or off.

I use my iPhone 3g with Straight Talk, which has no nasty surprises because it's prepaid. You have to use the $45/mo plan, but includes data. It says unlimited, but I have heard that they do throttle. The sim card is about $15. I don't know how the 3gs, 4 and 4s are with it, but if it works, at least you won't have any huge surprise bills to deal with.
It seems ridiculous that they would charge that just for GPS. I wish you good luck in fighting it.
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Quote from kotsovmp View Post :
Why would AT&T allow phones to be unlocked. Won't they lose business by having people move their unlocked phones to other service providers? When the phone is locked, the customer is stuck with AT&T. What am I missing?
Verizon has always done it for their world phones including the iPhone. You can unlock the iPhone even while on contract.

Additionally, I have several Verizon 4GLTE smartphones that come sim unlocked. But the verizon 4GLTE smartphones that I have have limited gsm capabilities, voice works, but some other gsm functions may not work properly.
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Quote from roozbeh007 View Post :
lol, do you guys realize they will do it only if you are out of contract? they are garbage and everyone should move their business away from ATT. sprints unlocks your iphone after 2 months into your contract.
sprint will unlock your iphone 4s after 2 months of contract?
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#74
You need to be out of contract. Sprint is better. They unlocked my iphone 4S 3 months after I bought it.

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sprint will unlock your iphone 4s after 2 months of contract?
Sprint will unlock your iphone for international use if your account is in good standing. The phone will only work with international sim card though.

You can do an online chat to get it unlocked.
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#75
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You need to be out of contract. Sprint is better. They unlocked my iphone 4S 3 months after I bought it.



Sprint will unlock your iphone for international use if your account is in good standing. The phone will only work with international sim card though.

You can do an online chat to get it unlocked.
So it wont work with tmobile or any U.S. prepaid sim cards?
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