A lot of smartphone owners around the United States have been very unhappy with the new ruling that makes it illegal to unlock your smartphone. AT&T says that its customers don’t have to worry about that ruling, because it will do the unlocking for you. AT&T has pledged to unlock phones for customers with accounts that been active for 60 days.
There are few other caveats, those include the fact that your account has to be in good standing with no unpaid balance and you have to have honored your service agreement. Congress recently ruled that was illegal for individuals to unlock their own smartphones, which led to a petition being filed with the White House asking for the band to be thrown out.
The only other caveat is that IF AT&T has the unlock code for your device, it will unlock your phone. That was seemingly indicate that not all smartphones on AT&T will be able to be unlocked. Customers wanting an unlocked device can pay their early termination fee and will be given the unlock code.