How to Legally Unlock AT&T iPhone Made or Purchased After January 26th 2013

There are many options available if you need to legally unlock your AT&T iPhone. Here are some free tips.

It was around this time last year when AT&T officially announced that they can officially unlock AT&T iPhone for eligible customers. This was good news to many, as AT&T had never officially unlocked AT&T iPhone prior to that.

iPhone owners have to resort to jailbreaking in order to unlock their iPhones. Hackers admitted that finding new exploits to allow unlocking becomes more difficult every time Apple releases a new iOS update. To-date, there’s no hack or software available to unlock either the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5. The only possible unlocking alternative to unlock them for now is to use an interposer SIM such as an R-SIM or X-SIM.

In the blog post I wrote about a year ago:

“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.”

If you have an AT&T iPhone that you wish to unlock, you can contact AT&T support to check if you are eligible to get a free unlock. I was able to unlock my AT&T iPhone 4 in about 48 hours after contacting AT&T. The whole process was easy and painless.

If you managed to talk with the folks at AT&T, sometimes they won’t give you a straight answer whether you’re eligible or not. If that’s the case, then you may want to double check if you have fulfilled AT&T’s unlocking policies.

One thing for sure is that US Military folks can unlock their AT&T iPhones with almost no restrictions based on AT&T’s unlocking policies:

AT&T will unlock an iPhone for an active and deployed member of the military who is a current AT&T customer in good standing and is able to provide AT&T with deployment verification; and for a person who purchased the iPhone from an authorized location at the ‘no commitment’ price and can provide proof of purchase.

While this brought joy to many, DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) announced early this year that it will be illegal in the USA to unlock phones that were made or purchased after January 26, 2013. There was a petition signed and potentially unlocking will be made legal again in the near future.

Since our business is located outside of USA, we are not bound by the law above and can legally unlock any AT&T iPhone or any US mobile phones. Beware of unlocking your iPhone with US-based vendors such as this one as there is a risk that you may be prosecuted! (They also charge at an over inflated price!)

If you have no other alternatives then get your AT&T iPhone unlocked with us – and it can be done really fast and more than 3,500+ AT&T iPhones have been unlocked since we started offering this service.

The Price to Drink Coffee with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is Now US$125,000 (and counting)

This is your chance to meet Tim Cook in person and have coffee with him for a good 30-60 minutes.

Meeting Apple’s CEO Tim Cook might sound impossible but not anymore. Charity Buzz now gives you a chance to meet Tim Cook in person.

The estimated value was $50,000 for this coffee drinking session, but the response is simply too overwhelming which has driven the price up to $125,000 as I’m writing this blog. Proceeds will go to RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, and you’ll probably get a chance to tour Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino as well.

If you win this auction, you can bring another person with you. The Legal Terms mentioned:

Valid for 2 people. Experience will be 30min – 1 hour. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned. Expires 1 year from the close of auction. To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date. Travel and accommodations are not included. Winning bidder and guest(s) subject to security screening. We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.

No other specific terms and conditions mentioned, so perhaps you can talk practically about anything with Tim.

Got that extra cash to burn and always dream to meet the most powerful person at Apple? Start your bid now.

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Download Photoshop-like Free App ‘FX Photo Studio HD’ for iPhone and iPad

This no non-sense free photo editing app is a great substitute for Photoshop at any day. It’s easy to use and comes with a bunch of amazing features.

If you constantly need to edit photos while on the field or on the run, FX Photo Studio HS will be your great companion. The latest version 5.0 comes with an impressive collection of photo effects and filters. The photo above was taken near my hometown in North Borneo, Malaysia.

This free app is currently available for free for the iPhone and iPad, and it definitely works better on an iPad after trying it on both.

There are a collection of 190 effects that you can use such as Lomo, Sketch, Vintage, Art, Grunge, 3-D, B&W, ColorStrokes, Cross processed, Textures and many more. If you need to bring your creativity to another level, you cal try mixing the effects to create unique combinations. You also have the option to apply filters to the whole photo or just part of it.

The developer MacPhun LLC, also mentioned the following features on the App Store:

  • Powerful editing toolbox: adjust gamma, saturation, contrast, hues, exposure and more.
  • Smart Color Splash tool: make your pictures pop with colors
  • One click image sharing: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, E-mail
  • Postcards: order your photos or postcards and ship anywhere in the world

If you haven’t got any photo editing app installed on your iPhone or iPad, I’d suggest that you get it now while it’s free!

How to Factory IMEI Unlock Canada Telus Mobility or Koodo iPhone for Free

Are you already a customer with Canada Telus and need to unlock your iPhone? Try these free tips to unlock it for free.

If you are already a customer with Canada Telus or Koodo, you can request to unlock it for free by doing the following:

  1. Call Client Care to request the unlock for your iPhone.
  2. The Client Care representative will complete the steps to unlock your phone.
  3. Connect your iPhone to iTunes and wait for the message “Unlock Complete. Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked. To set up and sync this iPhone, click Continue”.
    NOTE: An Internet connection is required in order for iTunes to unlock your device.

However, this is subject to eligibility as mentioned on their website:

Device unlocking applies to TELUS postpaid SIM-based devices that operate on our Mike, and 4G networks. In order to be eligible to have your device unlocked, you must ensure that your current device has been on the TELUS network for a minimum of 90 days and that your account is up to date and in good standing.

In some cases, there may be extra fees involved or imposed by Canada Telus to unlock your iPhone – the current applicable fee is now about $35. If you are not a Canada Telus/Koodo customer, you can still try to send a request by contacting their customer care directly.

Alternatively, we also offer factory unlocking service for Canada Telus or Koodo iPhone, and most can be done within 1-2 business days. The fastest turnaround time is about 12 hours after you place your order.

This is ideal if you don’t have an account with Canada Telus. Unlike most carriers, there’s no additional requirement to use our unlock service. You just need to be sure that your iPhone has been activated via iTunes (you can get to the Home screen) and all models are supported including the latest iPhone 5.

We also provide the same unlocking service for Fido/Rogers Canada iPhone. Get your Canada Telus iPhone unlocked here.

Official IMEI Factory iPhone Unlock without Jailbreaking for T-Mobile USA Now Available

If you just purchased an iPhone 5 locked to T-Mobile USA but can’t unlock it, we can now provide permanent unlock service for your iPhone 4, 4S or 5 via IMEI registration on Apple’s database.

T-Mobile USA officially joined the iPhone band wagon about a week ago when they launched it at all their Stores in the States. It did take them a while to be where they are now as many did hope that T-Mobile would launch their own iPhone as well.

US consumers now have more choices to go for which network instead of just AT&T to get a “subsidized” iPhone. That’s really good for consumers, though.

Related Article: 5 Tips on Buying Used iPhone Online on eBay or Craigslist to Avoid Scam

So if you just got yourself an iPhone from T-Mobile USA, using the service we’re offering will allow you to use any SIM card worldwide. T-Mobile USA iPhones, just like AT&T iPhones are locked if they are sold with contract.

This is the only permanent unlock solution for Apple iPhone as your IMEI is registered as ‘unlocked’ on Apple’s database.

  • Simply connect to iTunes to have your iPhone officially unlocked by Apple forever.
  • Extremely easy and no technical knowledge required.
  • Legal and no jailbreaking needed.
  • Update to iOS 6 and beyond freely without having to worry about your baseband being updated.
  • No more messing around with Gevey.
  • Unlocks all currently available and future basebands.

How does it work?

1. Submit your IMEI number from your iPhone in the order page (get this 15 digit number by going to Settings > General > About on your iPhone).

2. We will send you an email once it is ready to be officially unlocked (typically 5-7 days in most cases and up to 18 business days)

3. Install the latest version of iTunes and backup your iPhone.

4. Restore to the latest iOS version by clicking restore or update.

5. Once restore is complete, disconnect iPhone and reconnect it after 10 seconds.

6. Now insert a different carrier SIM card (not your T-Mobile carrier SIM card).

7. Wait until iTunes detects your iPhone. iTunes will then display:

Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked.

There’s really no way to hack the T-Mobile iPhone at the moment so officially unlocking it is the way to go. If you bought this used, please check here whether it’s blacklisted or not because only non-blacklisted T-Mobile USA iPhone can be unlocked.

Unlock your T-Mobile USA iPhone here.