While speaking at the investor conference yesterday, AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson indicated that the era of subsidies is coming to an end.
While in the early days of the iPhone, software unlocking was quite popular, permanent factory unlocks took them over in popularity due to the unavailability of a software unlock for newer iPhones.
It appears that AT&T is now making it quite difficult for third-party unlock sellers to unlock iPhones in bulk.
Boost Mobile, the prepaid subsidiary of Sprint will start selling Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c today, at a compelling discount of $200 on the unsubsidized price of the two phones.
As we have noted before, this is the first time that Boost Mobile will be offering Apple’s iPhone.