I've seen a couple of posts where people as trying to unlock their S6, but what does it mean exactly when the S6 is unlocked? My understanding from previous device unlock is that the device can only be used with an international SIM, meaning only with international GSM carriers. The device will not work with domestic carriers.
So, is this different with the S6 unlocked? Thanks in advanced.
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badankles, the Samsung Galaxy S6 its a DSU (Domestic SIM unlock) capable device, that means that once the device its unlocked, it will allow a device owner to insert another domestic carrier's SIM card into the device in order to attempt to activate the device on that carrier's network.
However, domestically unlocking the SIM does not meant the device, and all functions, will work with any or all other carrier(s).
You can learn more @ https://www.sprint.com/legal/unlocking_policy.html
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Thanks for the question. When a device is purchased through any phone company (with the companies branded phones) the devices are locked. This means that those devices can only be used with that companies network.
Domestic SIM Unlock (DSU) refers to enabling the SIM slot of your device to allow you to insert another carrier's SIM card (either domestically or internationally.) Unlocking a device will not necessarily make a device interoperable with another carrier's network. Additionally, unlocking a device may enable some functionality of the device but not all (e.g., an unlocked device may support voice services but not data services when activated on a different network). NOTE: Not all devices are capable of having the SIM slot unlocked.
Unlocking for international travel
Traveling abroad? Sprint customers traveling abroad for a short period of time may be eligible to have their Sprint service provisioned to allow for international roaming. See sprint.com/international for full details.
Let us know if you have additional questions or concerns.
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Good morning badankles!
Unlocking a device will not necessarily make a device interoperable with another carrier's network. You can also Unlock for International use only. Here is a link that can help you as well http://sprint.co/2lSGRz7 .
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