AT&T Unlocking In-Contract iPhones for Deployed Service Members

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This weekend, AT&T began unlocking iPhones for off-contract customers. This allows the iPhone be used with a SIM-card from overseas carriers, or T-Mobile in the U.S. In addition to unlocking phones for off-contract customers, AT&T is also quietly unlocking iPhones for U.S. service members still under contract with the carrier.

Carriers are required by federal law to suspend service without penalty for deployed military personnel upon presentation of their military orders, but AT&T is not required to unlock the phones of deployed service members. Instead, the company is choosing to do that on its own.

AT&T declined to comment, but we have independently confirmed that AT&T is unlocking phones for service members upon request. Deployed soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines should contact AT&T customer service to get more information about having their iPhones unlocked.

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Top Rated Comments

jlgolson Avatar
115 months ago

Except there isn't much cell service in Afghanistan, but the thought is nice. Good on you guys!

Yeah, but lots of cell service in the UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey and any number of other countries where the US military is sent.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wordoflife Avatar
115 months ago
Another right move by AT&T. Thanks.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Schmitty11 Avatar
115 months ago
Good for AT&T :)
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swb1192 Avatar
115 months ago

Except there isn't much cell service in Afghanistan, but the thought is nice. Good on you guys!


The US military is deployed throughout the globe, not just Afghanistan.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
koobcamuk Avatar
115 months ago
Now the war on terror can be fought without roaming charges. Fantastic.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Gates Avatar
115 months ago
NICE !

But AT&T is still evil.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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