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Journeyman

unlock sprint iphone 4s

Hi,

I've just bought an iPhone5 and switched from Sprint to ATT, my company would pay my bill if I had att, so I just waited for an iphone5 to get it.

Anyway, went to apple story and got the iphone5, they ported my number that's it.

I'd want my iphone 4s unlocked as I want to send it to my sister overseas in Europe, I called sprint international dept and here is the story:

International deptartment told me they cannot unlock the phone because it is not in service and thus can't access the phone, go to apple store they will help you.

Went to apple store, they said they dont' do unlocks >> go to Sprint store;

Went to sprint store (prefered retailer) they couldn't help me " we do not do repairs here" - I'm like this is not a repair this unlocking, anyway they told me to go to a corporate store.

Went to Sprint's corporate store: The guy kept saying I dont' know anyone that can use iphone 4s outside sprint, they are made for sprint and that's it>> I kept telling him that's not the argument what so ever cuz when i first bought it, I went to europe the second day and it worked there (remember sprint sold them unlocked and then locked them) just to prove him wrong but he wouldn't understand and unfortunately he was on of the managers so that sucked... NO HELP FROM THEM.

Called international dept again and got the same lady on the phone told her apple can't do this, I dont' know why you told me to go to apple... She said she can't help me, I asked to talk to her manager/supervisor (by the way both ladies were very polite so was I with them), she told me they can't do anything I can always sell it on ebay .. how nice of her

Anyway I'm kinda stuck and have no idea what to do.

I was thinking if I go ahead and open a new sprint account and activate my iphone and call sprint to unlock it and then cancel that account withing 14 days would they charge me anything or at least is it going to be alot?

P.s I do have to pay cancelation fee which is next month 300 bux and I am left with a brick.

Any help is appreciated.

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Journeyman

Re: unlock sprint iphone 4s

You may have to have your phone jailbroken to get it unlocked.  My other concern would be, can a Sprint CDMA iPhone actually run on AT&T's GMS network?  Verizon's iphones are being shipped unlocked and will work on AT&T and T-Mobile.  Sprint likely WILL NOT unlock your phone, and jailbreaking may be your only option.

Journeyman

Re: unlock sprint iphone 4s

Sprint's policy is to have the iPhone 4S SIM locked to our network domestically and internationally. We plan to allow existing customers in good standing to unlock the SIM for international use.

Journeyman

Re: unlock sprint iphone 4s

Sprint's policy is to have the iPhone 4S SIM locked to our network domestically and internationally. We plan to allow existing customers in good standing to unlock the SIM for international use.

Journeyman

Re: unlock sprint iphone 4s

Hi, sorry for my english. I buy secondhand iphone 4s sprint. It was purchased in the U.S., and immediately resold me, in Kazakhstan (GSM network). And because "the esn you provided is not clean". Is it possible to activate it officially to work in GSM network?

Thanks.

Journeyman

Re: unlock sprint iphone 4s

Solution....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKSIuRwIedM

Watch this video. I have completed this procedure twice for two sprint phones and used both of them in Europe and Asia. It's free, but you need a sim foreign sim card from any overseas gsm network.  I used a Orange sim from Moldova for both of mine. One of them is still being used in Asia as we speak. This can be completed using itunes so, I assume one could unlock for international use where ever he or she might be in the world.

CB

Journeyman

Re: unlock sprint iphone 4s

@ dtazd90...

Yes you can use a Sprint iphone 4S with an ESN that is not clean. One of the two iphones I did with this procedure is being used in Ka3axctah now. The same phone was also used in Italy as well.    - Spacibia Ka3axctah!!

Solution....   www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKSIuRwIedM

Journeyman

Re: unlock sprint iphone 4s

Your video isn't helpful for iPhone 4S ios 5.1.1, modem 2.0.12. Doesn't work. Checked. This requires activation in any country.

Journeyman

Re: unlock sprint iphone 4s

Sorry this is kind of late but you can purchase a GPP Sim to unlock the phone to use another GSM carrier. I purchased one off of ebay for my 4s. I tried the R-Sim5+ without any luck but have been completely statisfied with the GPP version. Some features may not work completly like MMS messaging on t-mobile. I purchased 2 from this seller on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/150964635970. You can prob find from another seller or online vendor. I purchased the R-Sim5+ from newegg.com.

Journeyman

Re: unlock sprint iphone 4s

Sprint has to unlock this phone trhemselves - They have to release it. You cannot use a CDMA phone for ATT. ATT iPhones are all GSM. They may be a way, but you would have to buy a special SIM card. Search Gevey Sim, that's one of the cards people use.But from what I was told by many people, including some heavy Modding people, you cannot use a Sprint Phone for ATT.

The carrier you get has to also use CDMA phones.

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