In today’s world unlocked phones are becoming more common then they have been during the past. Countries like China require all phones to be unlocked. But for citizens who live in the United States, the unlocking game can be tough. Our iPhones can be unlocked by jailbreaking, purchasing factory unlocked, and apparently under Tim Cooks request. This really does limit much of the population from attaining an unlocked phone. If I wanted to switch between Verizon or Sprint onto AT&T’s network, I wouldn’t have the authority to do so without an unlocked phone.
Tim Cook’s goal as a CEO is making the consumers happy. He would rather help customers unlock their iPhones than deny them. Cook could modestly reply ”no,” and the customers would spend money on another iPhone. But after last weeks story about Cook convincing AT&T to unlock a customers iPhone, more requests have piled into Cooks mailbox.
9To5Mac has confirmed around 6 of their readers sending emails to Tim Cook, who than emailed AT&T about the situation. Each of the readers were unsuccessful when emailing AT&T directly, but when Tim Cook sent out an email AT&T promptly responded and agreed to unlock the users phones.
“We’ve received upwards of six emails from readers confirming an email sent to Tim Cook’s office resulted in a response from AT&T Partnership Operations informing them the carrier would make an exception to unlock their device. Like the original reader, our tipsters have not received responses directly from Tim Cook, but did receive an email with instructions to tether their iPhone to iTunes to complete the unlock.”
We aren’t sure if AT&T is planning an upcoming policy change regarding unlocked phones, but with the high volume of requests per Tim Cook they might consider so.
If you want your iPhone unlocked for use on other carriers than contact the following emails with your requests: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.