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.