To the masses of iPhone users yearning to be free of AT&T’s overburdened network, this news is incredibly cruel: AT&T just settled a class action lawsuit in part by agreeing to let all of its customers switch to other carriers, except for iPhone users.
Specifically, customers with locked, non-Apple phones purchased in the past 10 years are eligible to receive a code that will unlock their phones, subject to the following conditions:
- Customers with postpaid accounts who have completed a minimum of 90 days of active service and are in good standing and current in their payments.
- Customers with prepaid accounts who have provided a detailed receipt or other proof of purchase of the handset.
- Customers who own handsets for which AT&T has an exclusive sales arrangement with a manufacturer of less than 10 months will have to wait until the 10-month period expires before they can receive an unlocking code.
But for those of us with iPhones, the wait continues.