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AT&T will unlock your phone, as long as it's not the iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 May 2010 22:26 User comments (2)

AT&T will unlock your phone, as long as it's not the iPhone AT&T has settled a class action lawsuit today that will mean that the carrier must unlock all phones locked to their network as long as customers meet a certain set of criteria.
Users of pre-paid phones must "provide proof of purchase of their locked handset," while any contracted user must have "completed a minimum of 90 days of active service," with the account remaining in good standing.

There is one caveat, however: "Handsets for which AT&T has an exclusive sales arrangement with a manufacturer of less than 10 months will have to wait until the 10-month period expires before they can receive an unlocking code."

That means that any phone for which AT&T has an exclusivity pact of over 10 months (namely the Apple iPhone and BlackBerry Bold 9000), then it does not have to issue an unlock code.

The final approval hearing for the settlement is on July 2nd. You can find more information at

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2 user comments

125.5.2010 20:28

Of course not! They would lose too much money with an iPhone! The hell w/our other phones they don't make nearly as much as our gold mine phone, the iPhone!! We must protect our investment at all costs!! (sarcasm) Suck it AT&T!!

226.5.2010 6:22

here is australia some places will unlock any phone you take to them(for a fee).they may ask "did you steal the phone" but as long as you say no there fine with it.usually if i own a phone a few months after i buy if its working fine i don't even keep the receipt.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 May 2010 @ 6:22

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

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