Many of you might have purchased an iPhone that is locked to a single carrier. This is typically when you buy the device at a subsidised price, and sign a two or three year contract. So here’s a post detailing all the unlocking options you have.
Unlock iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5
Not too long ago, it was illegal to unlock your cellphone. Now, with a lot of hard work, petitions, and making the circuitous route through “the system,” the President of the United States will sign into law legally unlocking your phone.
Cellphone unlocking bill approved by House of Representatives, now moves to receive President’s signature
In 2013, it was made illegal to unlock smartphones and tablets, which brought on cries of disdain from many Thankfully, some individuals in the government decided to take up the charge on settings things right, and now it looks like the process is one step away from completion. And success.
Having a device be unlocked, whether it is tied to an active contract/agreement or not, has been an issue for quite some time. But recently, there’s been a bigger focus put on the effort from government officials. Now, a new unlocking bill is closer to reality than ever before, as it moves through one stage and into the next.
Earlier this year, a bill was passed to make unlocking cell phones legal. While it was passed, there were some caveats that many couldn’t ignore. Further steps are now being taken on the bill, which is being introduced with a new version.
Sprint has updated its unlocking policy, which now states that it will make all devices launched after February 11, 2015 unlockable so that they can be used on other domestic networks such as AT&T or T-Mobile.
The US House of Representatives passed a bill that makes cell phone unlocking legal on Tuesday, in response to a White House petition from a year ago.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today that the agency has reached a deal with wireless carriers that’ll make it easier for consumers to unlock their mobile phones. This news was reported by Reuters shortly after the FCC statement was released.
Apple has started selling unlocked GSM iPhone 5s on its Online Store in the U.S.
Apple had launched iPhone 5s in the U.S. in September. It has always delayed the launch of the unlocked flagship iPhone in the U.S. Last year, Apple had started selling unlocked iPhone 5 on its Online Store on November 30th.