isnt the ban unlocking for people trying to unlock during contract times? ie for international use? I always thought ATT will unlock after the contract is over...
from what I understood....it is for people who are still in contract who bought their phones after January 26, 2013. so, I guess, if you are still in contract BUT bought the phone from them way way back last year or more, OR paid the ETF to get out of the contract and pay for the "subsidy" of the phone but are still with ATT, then it shouldn't be illegal...correct me if I am wrong...
ATT will not ALWAYS unlock it after your contract. you have to request it..and even if you do, they'll still look up your info, contract, etc...this is harder for people who bought iphones from, people who offloaded their units, units sold on ebay by individuals, units on CL and any other marketplace that really doesn't concern ATT anymore...
I think the biggest reason is that the iPhones have a BIG market such that one should be able to use in any service provider in any country.
No, its now illegal for you to unlock your own phone even out of contract. Now its up to ATT to agree to unlock the phone. Maybe they will or maybe they won't.
if you bought it after Jan 26, then yes...IF NOT, then it shouldn't be.
Last edited by medbuyer; 02-21-2013 at 11:22 AM..
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