Unlock AT&T and buying new

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Centst, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Centst macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    I'm a bit confused on unlocking my ATT iPhone 4. I have read I can call up AT&T and have them unlock (to use on StraightTalk) it since I am past the 2 year contract. I was planning on giving it to someone else, and buy a new iPhone in Sept for myself.

    But it says I can't be in contract (which I'm not), however I'm grandfathered in to the unlimited data plan. Would I lose that if I had them unlock the iPhone 4 before the new one comes out? And then I would be stuck when I get the new one with a worse plan. Any advice on the best way to do this is appreciated. Thanks.
  2. TSKY74 macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2012
    Unlocking the phone has no impact on your phone plan. I would unlock now, wait for the iPhone5 to release, upgrade to it, then give the iPhone4 to your friend. Unless AT&T changes and force iPhone 5 buyers to change their plans, you should be able to keep your current plan.

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