Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 9, 2012

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AT&T is finally allowing iPhone owners to unlock their phones – but there’s a catch.  You must be finished with your initial 2-year AT&T contract.  Why would you want to unlock your AT&T iPhone?  Well, if you travel abroad, you can just pop in any compatible SIM card and save a ton of money on mobile calls when you’re traveling abroad.  Of course, as long as your account is in good standing, Verizon and Sprint have always let you unlock your iPhone, but because Verizon and Sprint iPhones use CDMA chipsets, there’s not much you can do with the phones in Europe.  What else can you do with an unlocked AT&T iPhone?  How about saving some money by switching to T-mobile?  Just remember, even though T-mobile voice plans are less expensive, T-mobile’s 3G data network is slower than AT&T’s.  The good news is that you no longer have to jailbreak your iPhone to unlock it.  AT&T has seen the light.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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