I am utterly confused A friend just bought unlocked iPhones in an Apple Store in the US (here in Europe unlocked= "choose your own carrier"). However, once connected to iTunes, it became clear that "unlocked" must mean something completely different in the US because they are still locked! He called Apple support, and they informed us that unlocked iPhones sold in the US are still locked to AT&T (?!) Is there an Apple-supported method to actually get these phones working? Or non-ideally: a hack (which supports upgrades?). Why are iPhones being sold as "unlocked" if they are in fact locked? This makes absolutely no sense to me Can we call AT&T and have them unlock the phones? How are phones unlocked in the US when a contact expires? Thanks for your help!