1. chiratsu's Avatar
    I have searched all over this forum and still can't get a clear answer.

    Do any of you have a Sprint 4S that is Unlocked? (ie: put in a T-Mo/AT&T Sim card and it works on GSM network)

    I have tried calling sprint and all I get is them trying to sell me their international plan when I try and get the unlock instructions.

    Any solid info on this is appreciated.

    Thanks!
    11-22-2011 01:28 PM
  2. risingofthephoenix's Avatar
    if you get it unlocked you will only be able to use it internationally because once a carrier is picked it is locked to that carrier it is even on Apple's site somewhere
    11-22-2011 01:38 PM
  3. chiratsu's Avatar
    if you get it unlocked you will only be able to use it internationally because once a carrier is picked it is locked to that carrier it is even on Apple's site somewhere
    that is not accurate at all, if you get it unlocked you can use it on any GSM carrier you like. You may not get 3G (T-Mo for example) on some but it will definitely work.

    My question is about sprint iPhone 4S's
    11-22-2011 01:39 PM
  4. Cleveland's Avatar
    that is not accurate at all, if you get it unlocked you can use it on any GSM carrier you like. You may not get 3G (T-Mo for example) on some but it will definitely work.

    My question is about sprint iPhone 4S's
    I believe the answer to your question is no, there was a report (and I'll find a link here in a few mins) that sprint started locking the phones for use on GSM networks

    Here:

    Sprint to Lock iPhone 4S SIMs Starting November 11th - Mac Rumors
    11-22-2011 01:43 PM
  5. risingofthephoenix's Avatar
    11-22-2011 01:47 PM
  6. Cleveland's Avatar
    First of all an UNLOCKED GSM ordered iPhone (AT&T) will come unlocked for all SIM cards whether international or in the US

    Secondly if you order an unlocked iPhone ... You pick no carrier, the GSM part of the phone is unlocked and the CDMA part here in the US will not work

    Third, Apple shipped any ordered full retail out of contract sold phones on any carrier with an unlocked SIM slot, thus isn't the case AFTER 11/11 - it's still a world phone just not unlocked ..


    If I'm wrong - someone with forum expertise correct me please
    11-22-2011 01:54 PM
  7. verwon's Avatar
    The Sprint 4S can be unlocked for customers in good standing for the past 90 days, but only for international use.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-22-2011 02:00 PM
  8. E_Brown's Avatar
    The Sprint 4S can be unlocked for customers in good standing for the past 90 days, but only for international use.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    I believe, once a phone is unlocked, it's unlocked. It can't just be unlocked for international use. Verizon used to say the samething when they unlocked my BB Bold, but i was ableto put an att sim in it, and it worked right away.
    11-22-2011 02:07 PM
  9. Cleveland's Avatar
    The Sprint 4S can be unlocked for customers in good standing for the past 90 days, but only for international use.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    So I'm right and wrong ... The SIM slot is locked but only here in the US
    11-22-2011 02:07 PM
  10. verwon's Avatar
    That is their claim!



    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-22-2011 02:12 PM
  11. verwon's Avatar
    I believe, once a phone is unlocked, it's unlocked. It can't just be unlocked for international use. Verizon used to say the samething when they unlocked my BB Bold, but i was ableto put an att sim in it, and it worked right away.
    Yeah, I haven't tried it, so what they claim and what really is fact may be 2 different things, after all this is Sprint!

    I may get them to unlock mine, just so I can find out. LOL


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-22-2011 02:14 PM
  12. E_Brown's Avatar
    Yeah, I haven't tried it, so what they claim and what really is fact may be 2 different things, after all this is Sprint!

    I may get them to unlock mine, just so I can find out. LOL


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    Yeah I was going to call Verizon, and see if they will unlock mine, but i just haven't gotten around to it. I haven't even taken the sim trey out of my phone yet. Because in all seriousness, I don't need it unlocked.
    11-22-2011 02:19 PM
  13. Cleveland's Avatar
    Yeah, I haven't tried it, so what they claim and what really is fact may be 2 different things, after all this is Sprint!

    I may get them to unlock mine, just so I can find out. LOL


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    Maybe you should ! LOL
    11-22-2011 02:23 PM
  14. verwon's Avatar
    I'll probably be going to Canada sometime next year, so I'll need it unlocked, anyway.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-22-2011 02:37 PM
  15. noaim's Avatar
    That is their claim!



    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    your right thats their claim. however its not written in the software that way.. if sprint unlocks it its unlocks for use with any sim card you pop in that thing.
    11-22-2011 03:11 PM
  16. verwon's Avatar
    your right thats their claim. however its not written in the software that way.. if sprint unlocks it its unlocks for use with any sim card you pop in that thing.
    That could come in handy!


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    11-22-2011 05:02 PM
  17. risingofthephoenix's Avatar
    I'll probably be going to Canada sometime next year, so I'll need it unlocked, anyway.


    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
    well you know Telus Mobility is the only CDMA Provider in Canada so you can roam on them their speeds for iPhone 4S users on Rev. A or whatever CDMA they use is 9 mbps down 5 mbps up
    11-22-2011 05:17 PM
  18. Cleveland's Avatar
    well you know Telus Mobility is the only CDMA Provider in Canada so you can roam on them their speeds for iPhone 4S users on Rev. A or whatever CDMA they use is 9 mbps down 5 mbps up
    First of all they get those speed forms their GSM network that was built by Telus and Bell both AND second there is no way CDMA EVDO Rev A networks are capable of those speeds
    Last edited by Cleveland; 11-22-2011 at 10:17 PM.
    11-22-2011 09:50 PM
  19. risingofthephoenix's Avatar
    all I know is Telus is primarily CDMA
    11-22-2011 10:32 PM
  20. Cleveland's Avatar
    all I know is Telus is primarily CDMA
    You know you're starting to sound like a recently banned forum member ... Saying stuff without any knowledge of the facts, and it seems awfully strange you both are from the same general area, both are on Sprint and both act the same.... IF this is true, it's getting old QUICK !
    11-22-2011 10:37 PM
  21. E_Brown's Avatar
    Telus has HSPA+, and that is what gives them those speeds. You wouldn't get them if you were roaming on their CDMA network.


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    11-22-2011 10:37 PM
  22. verwon's Avatar
    You know you're starting to sound like a recently banned forum member ... Saying stuff without any knowledge of the facts, and it seems awfully strange you both are from the same general area, both are on Sprint and both act the same.... IF this is true, it's getting old QUICK !
    I have to agree! It does seem a little coincidental.
    11-22-2011 10:39 PM
  23. Cleveland's Avatar
    I have to agree! It does seem a little coincidental.
    Glad I am not the only one !!
    11-22-2011 10:40 PM
  24. verwon's Avatar
    Glad I am not the only one !!
    Definitely not!
    11-22-2011 10:41 PM
  25. noaim's Avatar
    Glad I am not the only one !!
    not to mention the account was created almost the second the other account was banned
    11-23-2011 12:08 AM
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