The title says it all. We just came to know that AT&T is going to start unlocking off-contract iPhone's free of charge from April 8th.
This is one of the best news for those who are stuck on locked iPhones and are looking for a free unlock solution. The official statement by AT&T mentions the date as well.
Here is AT&T’s statement:
“Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.”
What does this mean? Users who have finished the two year contract with AT&T can now unlock their iPhones and the best thing is that they can do this for free. Although this is great news for the users stuck on locked iPhones ( most of users with 4.11.08 and 4.12.01 baseband), it might not be that great for those unlocked on iPhone 4 with 4.11.08 baseband.
Here is another fun fact: If you have paid the no-commitment price, AT&T will unlock your phone too.