Good news for all US soldiers serving their country abroad: AT&T is going to unlock all their iPhones, even if they are still-in-contract.
Just a couple of days ago we were reporting that AT&T has finally taken the decision to unlock all iPhones that went out of contract.
Now, it looks like we have another report regarding this carrier. It is not about how awful the internet connection is working on their network and how low data transfer speeds they’ve got. On the contrary we have to make an announcement which will transform the general opinion on AT&T from the “network with signal issues” into some sort of a “mini-hero”.
That’s because all the iPhones which have been sold to the Army soldiers will now be unlocked from AT&T, even if they are NOT out of the contract. The above mentioned information comes straight from MacRumors and we are considering it being great news for all the soldiers that are using still-in-contract devices.
If you think that the law obliges AT&T to make this move, you might be wrong. That’s because, according to the law in US, any carrier has to suspend, upon request, the contract of every Army employee which is serving his country from abroad. However, it looks like there is no obligation coming from this law in order for a carrier like AT&T to unlock a device owned by a soldier in order for other SIM card to be used in a foreign country.
No AT&T official has given any declaration yet, therefore, we could pull the conclusion that the US carrier needs some positive advertising after all those problems that it had in the last period. And I am referring here to the quality of signal, quality of data transfers, network coverage, too.
Another thing that still remained un-clear is the way through which an Army employee, which serves abroad, has the possibility to get in touch with an AT&T center or representative in order to have its iPhone unlocked.
Nobody knows for the moment if any other US carrier is ready to make the same move and unlock still in contract iPhones which belong to Army soldiers which are serving their country abroad. On this bombshell, we can only say that, for the moment, AT&T is our hero and we would like also to hear your opinions or the things you have found out on this matter, too.