AT&T Silently Unlocking In-Contract iPhones for Deployed Service Members
As AT&T so generously offered to begin unlocking customers’ iPhones
after their two-year contract is expired this Easter weekend and beyond, it turns out that they are also silently unlocking in-contract
iPhones for deployed United States servicemen – the best part is AT&T is doing it out of the kindness of their hearts as they aren’t required to do so by any laws.
Citing MacRumors, the eligible servicemen for the free AT&T unlock include deployed airmen, Marines, sailors, and soldiers. We aren't sure how likely people are to choose to attempt joining the armed forces and getting deployed just for a chance at a free iPhone unlock, however this nice gesture by AT&T illustrates that they are willing to meet people halfway for a bit of brave work.
The unlock by AT&T is, of course, for AT&T GSM iPhones only. Even though the iPhone 4S is a world phone capable of both CDMA and GSM networks, AT&T probably will not unlock it for you if you are using another carrier such as Sprint or Verizon for cellular service for obvious reasons.
If you know a deployed serviceman or servicewoman with an AT&T iPhone, make sure to give them a shout out so they can take care of their business!