AT&T Unlocking In-Contract iPhones for Deployed Service Members

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    Apr 10, 2012 12:33 PM GMT
    http://www.macrumors.com/

    This weekend, AT&T began unlocking iPhones for off-contract customers. This allows the iPhone be used with a SIM-card from overseas carriers, or T-Mobile in the U.S. In addition to unlocking phones for off-contract customers, AT&T is also quietly unlocking iPhones for U.S. service members still under contract with the carrier.

    Carriers are required by federal law to suspend service without penalty for deployed military personnel upon presentation of their military orders, but AT&T is not required to unlock the phones of deployed service members. Instead, the company is choosing to do that on its own.

    AT&T declined to comment, but we have independently confirmed that AT&T is unlocking phones for service members upon request. Deployed soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines should contact AT&T customer service to get more information about having their iPhones unlocked.
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    Apr 10, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    That sure is nice of AT&T.
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    Apr 11, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidThat sure is nice of AT&T.

    True. With all the bad press the companies often get, it's good to see them do something positive and be recognized. I think they will unlock for all military, not just those overseas or headed there.
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    Apr 11, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    Wow. Wonder what made them change their policy. ATT customers always had the ability to obtain the unlock code for any ATT phone, except for the iphone.