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Unfair policy —not Unlocking my iPhone so I may use it abroad
I'm a long time & loyal AT&T iPhone using customer. I'm travelling to Europe this Summer —starting July 1— and would like my iPhone unlocked so I may use it abroad. There seems to be a policy in place where AT&T won't unlock phones under contract, which mine is and customers are forced to pay $100s in a termination fee "in order to recoup the money from subsidizing the phone."
This policy doesn't make sense from the information I've been told and the following is why. At some point —since I'm under contract— I'll either have to fulfill my contract or pay a termination fee —both of which will pay for the subsidized phone— so making me pay a termination fee to unlock my iPhone doesn't make any sense except to make me very upset since at some point AT&T is going to recoup my subsidized phone cost because I'm under contract. Also, there are plenty of 3rd party unlockers, but that will cost me $50 that I really would like to not spend, especially when the company that I've been a loyal customer to —AT&T— can easily & without cost to them, unlock my iPhone for free just so that I may use my phone abroad for a few months.
Please help me unlock my iPhone so that I may use it abroad starting this July 1. I will be most grateful.