Posts Tagged ‘GSM’
AT&T iPhone users now able to get their unlock on.
Last Updated on Monday, 9 April 2012 04:27 Written by LoganDX Friday, 6 April 2012 03:14
Just a friendly update to remind any of you geeks that you can now reach out to AT&T to get your phone unlocked! If you meet any of the requirements listed below. Let us know if there ends up being any kinks in the system, it is AT&T after all!
Don’t fill up on Easter ham or candy this weekend if you happen to run an iPhone on the AT&T network. The company is planning on allowing you to get that device unlocked then. Not sure about this unlocking business? Don’t fret, it’s nothing sinister. By unlocking your phone, AT&T is just allowing you to use it on any GSM network, not just theirs.
Now before you get too excited, which wouldn’t be a good idea if you have filled up on Easter grub, the offer is for “qualifying customers” only. What’s this qualifying jive you ask? You have to be a good customer, all current on your bill and can’t be under an active commitment. You must have fulfilled your contract, upgraded or paid an early termination fee to be eligible. Basically have that bill paid and be out of contract.
The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee. – so says AT&T
Any geeks out there chilling on an iPhone and want to break it out? Hit those comments after the break!
AT&T May Be Back Up With DoJ
Last Updated on Sunday, 11 December 2011 04:21 Written by Nick McD Sunday, 11 December 2011 07:00
After AT&T promised to back off in their plans to absorb T-Mobile, thanks to the US Department of Justice placing nasty pressure on them (apparently, the big two GSM providers combining qualifies under this whole “‘anti-trust” thing), things may be back into shift. A district judge seems now to be considering dismissing the whole deal.
AT&T still swears that they will win “their day in court,” but with their withdrawal of the FCC application, the DoJ is now forced to either push forward on an issue now in limbo, or just back off and close the books. Whether this means that AT&T has finally decided to call it quits and admit that when the DoJ pushes anti-trust law at you, they don’t lose, or if this is some cunning strategy to twist the buyout into something that will catch the DoJ by surprise remains to be seen. Read more: AT&T May Be Back Up With DoJ
Sprint clarifies iPhone 4S SIM unlock confusion in their own way.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 October 2011 02:10 Written by LoganDX Friday, 14 October 2011 07:00
Sprint is chiming in on the recent head scratching situation involving the Micro SIM in the new iPhone 4S. The basics are this: customers will purchase the cell with the SIM unlocked but sometime in the near future an over the air update will lock the SIM down. However the company will provide an unlock for the handset to customers in good standing for overseas travel. So there you go, unlock to lock to unlock. How about just leave it alone guys? Oh wait if they do that, no one will buy those pretty International plans!
“Sprint’s policy is to have the iPhone 4S SIM locked to our network domestically and internationally. At launch, the International SIM will be unlocked. We do expect a SIM lock to be pushed to the devices shortly after launch. We will then allow existing customers in good standing to unlock the SIM for international use if needed in the future.”
You geeks can hit the jump to see the press release and if you’re getting the new iPhone, let us know what you think!
Micro SIM in iPhone 4S for Sprint and Verizon could be unlocked for international trips.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 October 2011 03:10 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 12 October 2011 09:00
The Micro SIM card inside the spiffy new iPhone 4S apparently is unlocked for Sprint and Verizon, allowing for owners to pull it out and swap in one from a local area when traveling abroad. It would eliminate the headaches of expensive roaming fees or special international plans. This option works only on the 4S not the iPhone 4, new or old. Sprint has stated customers must still purchase an international plan but also at first claimed the SIM didn’t come out.
iPhone users previously had to either jailbreak the device, feeling the pain in roaming fees or looking for WiFi hotspots for their data use. It made using the smartphone overseas a painful experience or an expensively painful experience. AT&T will still keep the slot clamped down but Verizon is alleged to unlock it after 60 days of service. Sprint’s unit is speculated to be unlocked right out of the box but there is still some confusion to that. Once we get some clarification, we’ll let you geeks know!