Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Thanks to my "Ma'am-in-Law" for bringing my attention to this cool story.

As AT&T so generously offered to begin unlocking customers’ iPhones after their two-year contract is expired beginning Easter weekend and beyond, it turns out that they are also silently unlocking in-contract iPhones for deployed United States Servicemembers – the best part is AT&T is doing it out of the kindness of their hearts as they aren’t required to do so by any laws.

The eligible Servicemembers for the free AT&T unlock include deployed Airmen, Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers. This nice gesture by AT&T illustrates that they are willing to meet people halfway for a bit of brave work.

The unlock by AT&T is for their GSM iPhones only. Even though the iPhone 4S is a world phone capable of both CDMA and GSM networks, AT&T probably will not unlock it for you if you are using another carrier such as Sprint or Verizon for cellular service for obvious reasons.

If you know a deployed Servicemember with an AT&T iPhone, make sure to give them a shout out so they can take care of their business!