AT&T Unlocking iPhones In-Contract For Deployed Service Members
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This past weekend, AT&T started unlocking iPhones for off-contract customers so that the device can be used with a SIM-card from overseas carriers or with T-Mobile in the U.S. AT&T is also quietly unlocking iPhones for U.S. service members under contract with the carrier.
According to federal law, carriers are required to suspend service without penalty for deployed military personnel upon military orders, but AT&T is not required to unlock the phones of deployed service members. The company started doing it on their own though including deployed soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines. If you are deployed and want to learn more about it, contact AT&T customer service to learn more about getting your iPhone unlocked.