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AT&T: Ban on unlocking phones won't affect our customers | Mobile


ATT said today that its customers shouldn’t fear the law against unlocking phones because the carrier will do the unlocking for them.

As part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Library of Congress has ruled it illegal for people to unlock their own phones, a decision that has irked consumer advocacy groups and prompted a petition to the White House to throw out the ban. The law, however, won’t have any effect on ATT customers, the company said in a blog post today.

“While we think the Librarian’s careful decision was reasonable, the fact is that it has very little impact on ATT customers,” the company said in the post.

ATT said that customers in good standing, with accounts that have been active for 60 days, and who have fulfilled the obligations of their service agreements can apply to

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