Good news for those of you in the United States who have Apple iPhones with AT&T and are looking to unlock your devices and get a fantastic international solution to boot.
We’ve just received word of a new strategy change to be enacted in two days, on April 8th. Select AT&T customers with iPhones, as long as they are no longer on contract and their accounts are in good standing, will be able to request a carrier unlock (subsidy unlock) code for their device.
Any micro-SIM card, those from Truphone and Maxroam included, can be used in the newly-unlocked devices, and since these services use both the AT&T and T-Mobile frequencies in the United States (and the AT&T iPhone also supports frequencies all around the world), this makes a global SIM card a very viable solution.
The official AT&T statement reads:
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.