We have good news for those folks who are waiting to unlock their iPhone or any other smartphone. Starting February 11, you will be able to unlock your iPhone very easily, no more need to hack into your iPhone or use a special software. Everything is shifting towards a better place for iPhone unlocks. Details regarding iPhone unlocking below.
New iPhone Unlock Rules
The five major carriers in the United States: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will adopt a new method for unlocking iPhones and any other smartphone or any device that is sold through their networks, these include all smartphones and tablets.
Starting February 11, you will be able to unlock all iPhones or other smart devices. But there are a few caveats to this. What exactly are those? Well read the important notes below:
- To unlock iPhone or another device, the person should have paid all dues and, or, should have a post-paid plan and the contract should have ended.
- All prepaid devices will be available to unlock after one year of activation.
- If you are a current customer, unlocking would be free but if you are a non-customer, you will have to pay a small fee.
- If you work in the military and are serving overseas, show proof of deployment and you will be able to unlock iPhone or any other device immediately.
Almost every device sold before February 2015, will have to use the MSL method to unlock the device. You will have to go to the carrier and request for an unlock code. Once you use the unlock code, your iPhone will be free from carrier-imposed restrictions.
The second method called DSU, will be for those who buy devices after February 2015. This is an even easier way to unlock a device, as you will have the option to unlock through an OTA (Over-The-Air) update.
If you have an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus, the DSU method of unlocking will be available starting February 19.
This is definitely great news for many people who want to unlock their iPhones or other smartphones, as unlocking has now become really easy.
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