AT&T has finally deigned to unlock iPhones that are out of contract — but how do you know if you’re off contract or not? If you were wondering how do I check when my AT&T contract ends, follow this short guide.
If you’re on an iPhone 4 or 4S, the chances are you’re on contract — unless you bought it unsubsidized. To find out the day your contract ends, head over to AT&T’s My Profile page, and it’ll show you the date. I got my iPhone 4 on launch day, so my contract expires 06/24/2012 — which I imagine is the same for a lot of our readers.
If you picked up an iPhone 4S on launch day, your contract will expire on 10/07/2013, and anyone with an older iPhone is most likely off contract.
If you’re stuck on the contract, and want to get out, you can opt out of your contract by paying a Wireless Termination Fee. If your contract was signed on or after June 1, 2010, the ETF is $325, minus $10 for each completed month of the contract. There have been 21 complete months since the iPhone 4 launch, so to end my contract early, I would owe AT&T $325-$210, or $115.
It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth paying the extra to unlock early.