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Journeyman

Unlocking old iPhone 4s

I have an old sprint iPhone 4s that hasn't been under contract for around a year now and I have a friend on t-mobile and his contract doesn't end for another year and he still has a flip phone so I want to give him the old iPhone. Is there a way to unlock the iPhone if it is no longer under contract?

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Re: Unlocking old iPhone 4s

anitagf,

Thanks for reaching out to us. With regards to unlocking a phone, we would do so for international use, however the device has to be on an active Sprint account in good standing and have been in this status for at least 90 days. We do not unlock the devices for domestic use. Thank you.

Dan

Sprint Social Care Team

Journeyman

Re: Unlocking old iPhone 4s

My iPhone 4S is still under contract, and about to end on December, what should I do to unlock it and use it in Honduras. @awdel87

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awdel,

Thanks for your post. In order to unlock a phone for international use, our WorldWide team would need to assist. The device would need to be currently active on an account in good standing and have been so for at least 90 days. If this is the case, you can reach out to them here > http://sprintworldwide.custhelp.com/app/chat/chat_launch Thanks!

Dan

Sprint Social Care Team

Journeyman

Re: Unlocking old iPhone 4s

SPRINT CHEATING IPHONE 4S CUSTOMERS

I try to unlock my iPhone 4s after complete contract. THEY READY TO unlock for GSM outside US. They don't unlock for GSM usa network. They restrict the use of IPHONE EVEN AFTER CONTRACT. I updated to new iPhone 5s 11/08/2013 and before unlock i call the sprit customer service to unlock and they say they unlock the phone already. Now sprint customer service they just wasting time and move from one customer to another . ATT and Tmobile they unlock just in one day and u can use the phone as u like.

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mathewmathai,

Thanks for your post. With regards to unlocking domestically, recent legislation prohibits it, which is what Sprint follows. We are able, however, to unlock for international use with the set parameters listed above. Thanks.

Dan

Sprint Social Care Team

Journeyman

Re: Unlocking old iPhone 4s

Dan, I would like to point out that the legislation law that you are referring to prohibits third-party unlocking. It does not prohibit a carrier to unlock from their own service. Sprint just chooses to not unlock cause they are trying to force customers to stay with them by keeping them from using their own property with another carrier.

Journeyman

Re: Unlocking old iPhone 4s

I agree. Sprint is only confusing customers while trying to sound legalistic. Totally unacceptable. Problem is, all sprint employees talk like this. May be they are specially trained to obfuscate and confuse the customer. So sad. What would they gain by junking a perfectly usable iphone?? We are never going to go back to sprint. Whats the point. Is the company sadistic??

rafiqul [Personal Information Removed]

Boston

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Master

Re: Unlocking old iPhone 4s

Keep in mind, on the time the previous post was posted, It was illegal to unlock a phone. Now days you can unlock it via 3rd party.

Sprint will not do domestic unlocks, at least until Feb 2015.

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Journeyman

Re: Unlocking old iPhone 4s

Bullcrap. Obama signed into legislation a bill requiring all carriers to unlock all phones:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-signs-bill-unlocking-cellphones/

Journeyman

Re: Unlocking old iPhone 4s

There is a way out of the unlock problems at a  better price too. Go to  Ting - mobile that makes sense , a Sprint reseller and check out their service and costs. They are a good alternate to Sprint from my experience.

Master

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