Now illegal to unlock your cellphone (U.S.)

Colin Holgate coiin at
Sat Jan 26 18:40:16 EST 2013

That's effectively the way things already work with AT&T, except that you only get permission to do the unlock after you have completed most of your contract. AT&T let me unlock my old iPhone 4, which I sold to a colleague for him to use on another network.

On Jan 26, 2013, at 5:58 PM, Andre Garzia <andre at> wrote:

> They may still give you a locked phone but they
> must unlock it if you ask. So in effect, all phones are a step away from
> being unlocked. Still, you're locked to the carrier because of long term
> contracts (1 year or 1.5 years).

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