Does upgrading early also mean unlocking early?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Undecided, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Undecided macrumors 6502a

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    The current policy is to allow unlocking of phones once they're no longer in the 2 year lock period.

    So if I upgrade early, and pay the $250 penalty, does that mean my old phone is eligible to be unlocked early?
     
  2. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, it sure does because your old phone is out of contract then.
     
  3. lazard macrumors 65816

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    you don't even need to wait the full 2 years. I still have 6 months left on my 2 year contract with AT&T and I was able to get my iPhone unlocked 2 weeks ago.
     
  4. Undecided thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, because after getting a 5 I'd rather travel with my 4S than my 3GS.

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    Yeah, but I don't want to wait until May for the normal upgrade. :mad:
     
  5. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    I was wondering this too. I bought the iPhone 4 on launch day with my upgrade... and I got the iPhone 4S on launch day with my girlfriends upgrade. So I am out of contract at the moment.

    I probably will give my girlfriend the 4S and unlock the 4. So I guess it does not matter, but it doesnt hurt to know all my options.
     

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