AT&T will finally start unlocking iPhones on April 8

Looks like this Sunday will be pretty big. Aside from the Lumia 900 launch and, you know, that other thing, AT&T will also begin unlocking iPhones.

Caveats aplenty, obviously. Yes, you’ll be able to ask AT&T to unlock your iPhone starting on Sunday. But only if your account is “in good standing” and your initial contract term has passed. Or, alternatively, if you’ve paid the Early Termination Fee. But who does that?

Anyway, here’s AT&T’s full statement on the matter, courtesy of Engadget:

“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.”

So there you have it. Some of you could be lucky enough to be able to use the iPhone you bought from AT&T on other networks. Keep in mind though that you may not get a perfect experience on any carrier. For example, there will be no 3G/4G connectivity for you on T-Mobile. So it remains to be seen how many of you will actually go through with this.

Still, it’s a decent thing for AT&T to offer. Finally.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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