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Can we get a modem unlock for use on the AT&T net

2014-10-09, 14:53 PM

If I am not mistaken, US Federal law allows our mobile devices to be unlocked for the ability to use it across carriers.  How can this be accomplished.  I am not currently a Verizon customer, so any help is appreciated..  I posted this on the Motorola site because i would image they have the firmware to unlock the carrier.


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Re: Can we get a modem unlock for use on the AT&T net

2014-10-12, 21:21 PM

I am unsure of your situation with your tablet (carrier, paid off, etc), but these links were quite informative:

Mobile Phone and Device Unlocking FAQs

Mobile Wireless Device Unlocking

Participating wireless service providers will implement three of these standards by May 11, 2014, and all of these standards by February 11, 2015.

CTIA Announces Voluntary Principles on Unlocking Wireless Devices

“We are pleased to announce AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless agreed to adopt a voluntary set of six principles for unlocking of consumers’ mobile phones and tabletsPDF. We will recommend that this set of principles be included in the CTIA Consumer Code for Wireless Service, in accordance with CTIA’s bylaws. Once they have been adopted, the companies will  move quickly to implement these principles.

“We believe this agreement will continue to foster the world-leading range of devices and offerings that Americans enjoy today. The robust and differentiated technological ecosystem has brought unparalleled and world-leading benefits to American wireless users, in the form of high-end and affordable devices, post- and pre-paid options, and with the world’s most advanced devices being launched first in the United States.

“It is important that consumers know that unlocking devices may not necessarily mean full interoperability since devices that work on one provider’s network may not be technologically compatible with another  wireless provider’s network. Additionally, unlocking a device may enable some functionality of the device but not all (e.g., an unlocked device may support voice services but not data services when activated on a different network).

“We look forward to working with the FCC and the participating wireless providers to educate consumers on the technical aspects of unlocking.”

Hope this was helpful.


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