Unlock AT&T and buying new

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

  1. Centst macrumors member

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    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

    TSKY74

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    Apr 14, 2012
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    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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