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AT&T will continue to unlock customers' smartphones

By Shawn Knight
Mar 8, 2013
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  1. AT&T has promised to continue to unlock customers’ handsets despite a revision to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that went into effect back in January to ban the process. The issue gained plenty of media attention last month when a...

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  2. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,020   +153

    +1 for at&t:
    "AT&T said they will unlock a device for a customer if they have the unlock code or can reasonably obtain it from the manufacturer so long as the customer?s account has been active for at least sixty days, the account is in good standing and has no unpaid balance and the customer is no longer under contract"

    in contrast to my se j220a budget phone in the past.
    couldn't be unlocked by cingular because they "lost" the unlock code.
    contacting sony yields a reply that I should contact cingular because sony "no longer had the unlock code".
    the exorbitant third-party unlocking fee is almost equal in price to buying another budget phone. :)

    in contrast again to old nokia phones in which "free" unlock codes can be obtained or generated.
     


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