US carriers agree to unlock phones anytime Posted on Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 2:47 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple Good news. HowmaNoid Maybe they should just stop locking them in the first place? Sushifan007 Sorry dude that’s not true. I just called AT&T and they gave me a royal fuck you saying i need to wait till my contract (2 more years) runs out before the unlock. Even after I read the FCC statement the guy laughed saying yea it says in GOOD Standings when qualified aka 2 years. DanielSw Since when is it “a royal fuck” when AT&T expects you to live up to your side of the contract you agreed to when they gave you a $600-800 phone for $200-400 up front? Just why would you expect them to unlock such a phone before that contract is satisfied? Just why would you WANT to unlock it if you weren’t thinking of BREAKING that contract? Clue. Less. njpozner The headline here and at the linked site are inaccurate. They will unlock your phone WHEN you have fulfilled the terms of your contract. If you’re not under a contract with them, sure, they’ll unlock your device. But that’s not really “anytime”, is it?