AT&T began unlocking off-contract iPhones on Sunday, and it seems the company also extended that service to active-duty military personnel, even if still under contract.
MacRumors reported that while wireless carriers are required by U.S. law to suspend service for deployed military personnel without penalty, AT&T has gone a step further. Upon presentation of military orders, AT&T will unlock iPhones even if still under contract. This allows those iPhones to be used in other countries by simply purchasing a SIM card from an overseas carrier.
AT&T unlocking iPhones for deployed military
AT&T official unlock process makes it easier for military personell to use their iPhones while deployed outside of the United States without resorting to jailbreaking. It also would be possible to purchase a SIM card from T-Mobile to use the phone in the U.S.
AT&T didn’t comment, but MacRumors was able to confirm the deal. Military personnel should contact their local AT&T store or customer service representative to inquire about this service.