Confirmed – AT&T now unlocking eligible(off-contract) iPhones

A few days ago, we posted about a rumor that quickly circulated regarding AT&Ts policies. Until now, there has been no way to get your iPhone officially unlocked if it was tied to a carrier, in the US at least. We can now confirm that the rumor is true. Provided you have an locked iPhone that is not on contract anymore and is in good standing, you can now call to have your iPhone officially unlocked for use on any supported GSM carrier. This means that the contract you originally signed to get the phone must have already expired and the phone cannot be blacklisted.

If your iPhone meets these requirements, you can simply call AT&T(611 if you call from your iPhone) and have them the phone for you. This service is free, all you have to do is provide them with your number and it will take them a few days to verify that your phone qualifies and then they will send you the instructions on how to finalize the .

If you have called and successfully gotten your iPhone unlocked, please report back in the comments section below!

  • Sleeps41

    Called to try to get my iphone 3g unlocked. The customer service rep was really helpful and tried to run my IMEI, but it came back that apple is only unlocking the 2g versions for now. She then followed up by asking me to try again later since it looks like they are doing them in waves to not over flood the systems. I will try again tomorrow. Hope this helps. 

    • JaeM1llz

      Thanks for reporting back. At this point, it seems like not all of the representatives are aware of the new policy. I called to get my friends iPhone4 unlocked and gave them the IMEI and they said he would receive the instructions in a few days. Another person I talked to said they wouldn’t even take their IMEI.

      At this point, it looks like you might have to call back a few times to talk to someone who knows what they’re doing and can handle the request. Great news though!

      • Sleeps41

        Thanks for your post, makes me hopeful. I’ll try tomorrow during my lunch break from work and report back to see if I have better luck tomorrow. Glad you were able to get your buds 4 unlocked. Funny thing is i tried earlier today and the rep gave me a hard time because I don’t have a contract with at&t, but the second operator was cool about taking my IMEI with no hassle. I’ll keep you all posted.

      • SkINNY

        i have iphone 4s locked to at&t , im not with at&t rite now , but is i add my self to my friend or brother, who is with at&t , will i be able unlock my iphone 4s if i be with at&t few monts ?

        • JaeM1llz

          No, because the 4S you have right now will be tied to whatever service provider you are currently using. This new policy only applies to iPhones which were purchased through an AT&T contract and the contract has expired.

      • Carlos Baca

        hi can u try with my imei, because right now i dont live in usa anymore and i dont have any at&t account please

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  • thescragster

    What about overseas? Are users how live out of the USA able to call to have their phone unlocked also?

    • el63h

       yes you could by calling at&t on +18003310500 from skype then press 0 1 0 0

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  • jen abarro

    can they unlock my iphone even if im in contract?

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