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04-10-2012, 04:53 PM #21
AT&T are doing something that is good (I am English and no on AT&T and have no ax to grind) and people are moaning about it?
Do they think it will help their image? Probably. does that make it bad? No.
Grow up.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
04-10-2012, 05:51 PM #22
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04-11-2012, 04:29 PM #27
AT&T will require you fax your deployment papers to the office of the representative you're speaking with. They require this proof before they can initiate the unlock. The unlock process starts with an email from AT&T. This email has a link that opens in iTunes, and with your phone connected will walk you through the rest of the unlock process.
With that said, this MAY require an update to the current-most firmware version 5.1 in order to use - although that was not asked to the representative I spoke with.
04-11-2012, 04:53 PM #28
It may sound like AT&T's sudden benevolence stems from the purest of motives to do a good deed for others, but the reality is they are simply moving towards a policy that has been standard for the other US iPhone carriers since the 4S launch. Sprint and Verizon will unlock ANY iPhone 4S, whether it's on contract or not; and you don't need to work for the US military for them to do this.
AT&T needs to repair its poor image if it's going to survive in an LTE landscape. They screwed up a merger with T-Mobile which blew a large chunk of their finances and spectrum; they are hopelessly second to Verizon in terms of LTE coverage; Verizon's LTE iPad 3 can also take a GSM SIM and work elsewhere in the world on a 2G/3G GSM radio where LTE isn't available (and the next Verizon iPhone will almost certainly do the same). The advantage that AT&T once had as the sole US GSM provider is coming to an end. That is why AT&T is making this move. It isn't out of the goodness of its heart. AT&T doesn't have one.
04-11-2012, 05:00 PM #29
AT&T didn't need to do this and advertising it - If they didn't care they wouldn't do it. Simple.
But even AT&T appreciate what your armed forces do so are trying to help them.
But still you complain.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
04-11-2012, 05:22 PM #30