Hell has begun to freeze. AT&T is finally allowing customers who are out of contract to SIM unlock their iPhones.
Prior to April 9th, if you were a
sucker customer with AT&T and you were out of contract, you could unlock any phone, except for the iPhone. All sorts of tap dancing resulted with AT&T blaming Apple and Apple (correctly) blaming AT&T for not being able to SIM unlock your property.
Some of the stories the AT&T CSRs defending this policy were beyond outrageous. “Why unlock? You can roam on AT&T internationally”. “Apple doesn’t unlock iPhones”. And the best one, “There’s no such thing as an unlocked iPhone”.
Of course, I fired back, telling the CSR about being in Singapore and Hong Kong, where there is an abundance of unlocked iPhones. In Singapore’s case, they’re sold that way because it’s illegal to SIM lock a cell phone.
Now we are beginning to emerge out of the GSM dark ages here in the States; you can finally unlock your iPhone without having to deal with the hassle of jailbreak and hacks. Yay!
- How To Unlock An Out-Of-Contract AT&T iPhone (cultofmac.com)