Since they're selling unlocked i4s in the US...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SirStrumalot, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. SirStrumalot macrumors 6502

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    ...is there a chance people with locked i4's can get theirs unlocked for a fee while under contract? After the contract runs out perhaps? Any opinions?
     
  2. profets macrumors 68040

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  3. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Highly doubt it. AT&T Mobility has an exclusivity clause policy (as part of a class action settlement a couple of years ago). The exclusivity clause say ATT will unlock a smartphone 10 months after it's initial release (however the exception is if ATT has a longer exclusivity clause in place). So with the iPhone 4, it's still an ATT exclusive for "GSM" even in light of Verizon's CDMA iphone.

    "The agreement doesn't, however, require unlocks for longer exclusives and by extension rules out all iPhones. It's uncertain whether AT&T tried to exclude the iPhone on purpose or was simply trying to protect long-term exclusives as a whole, such as the original BlackBerry Bold."

    Read more: http://www.electronista.com/article...lock.most.phones.after.90.days/#ixzz1PLitLkAQ
     

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