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    Default How to unlock a Sprint iPhone 4 To a Verizon phone? HELP!!!

    Well I recently Switched my iPhone 4s With an IPhone 4 because an iPhone 4s requires a sim card and Verizon doesn't really use sim cards. So I looked up how to Switch a Sprint iPhone 4 to other carriers but I only found videos for how to switch a 4s so Please Help !!!
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    It can't be done. Verizon and Sprint are both CDMA carriers and must "provision" a phone to work on their network. Both refuse to provision any other carrier's phones.

    If you want to use Sprint - get a Sprint phone. If you want to use Verizon - get a Verizon phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacey Lingan View Post
    Well I recently Switched my iPhone 4s With an IPhone 4 because an iPhone 4s requires a sim card and Verizon doesn't really use sim cards. So I looked up how to Switch a Sprint iPhone 4 to other carriers but I only found videos for how to switch a 4s so Please Help !!!
    Dittos to what Alli said... plus, the SIM cards in Verizon iPhones are for International GSM services on iPhone 4S, and for that & LTE on the iPhone5.
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    well duhh
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    Default How to unlock a Sprint iPhone 4 To a Verizon phone? HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by London Smith View Post
    well duhh
    Whata 1st post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by London Smith View Post
    well duhh
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    Whata 1st post.
    Such wisdom... I've never seen anything quite like it.
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    Default How to unlock a Sprint iPhone 4 To a Verizon phone? HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lacey Lingan View Post
    Well I recently Switched my iPhone 4s With an IPhone 4 because an iPhone 4s requires a sim card and Verizon doesn't really use sim cards. So I looked up how to Switch a Sprint iPhone 4 to other carriers but I only found videos for how to switch a 4s so Please Help !!!
    Can't because Verizon and sprint won't add the meid number to each other network so even if it could work they won't allow it ..

    Only option is get sprint service or get phone flashed to a carrier like cricket


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
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    Default Re: How to unlock a Sprint iPhone 4 To a Verizon phone? HELP!!!

    HI my aunth brouth me an iphon 4s am in kenya and i cant unlock they are saying sprint cant be unlocked help me plz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Nasir View Post
    HI my aunth brouth me an iphon 4s am in kenya and i cant unlock they are saying sprint cant be unlocked help me plz
    Sprint international capable phones can be unlocked by Sprint:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint
    In order to have a Sprint international capable phone unlocked for international use it must be active on the account for a minimum of 90 days with good payment history. Additionally Account Spending Limit (ASL) accounts are not authorized for phone unlocking until 18 months of services with 12 months on-time payments.
    However, since you have the phone in Kenya, that won't be possible.

    There may be ways to flash the phone so it will work in Kenya. Post on the jailbreaking and unlocking forum and ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    It can't be done. Verizon and Sprint are both CDMA carriers and must "provision" a phone to work on their network. Both refuse to provision any other carrier's phones.

    If you want to use Sprint - get a Sprint phone. If you want to use Verizon - get a Verizon phone.
    in this case I believe you but where theres a will there's a way

    webOSnation we wanted the pre2 on sprint so bad it came down to switching out the comm board from a Sprint pre- and a Verizon pre2 which were hardware compatible and creating a custom meta-script and we were able to get a Verizon phone running on Sprint without there knowledge....

    how different are the sprint and Verizon iPhones???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    It can't be done. Verizon and Sprint are both CDMA carriers and must "provision" a phone to work on their network. Both refuse to provision any other carrier's phones.

    If you want to use Sprint - get a Sprint phone. If you want to use Verizon - get a Verizon phone.

    Actually for a Sprint iPhone 4 it can be done. I accidently found it out while trying to flash my Sprint iPhone to PagePlus. You just have to change the SPC to six zeros (000000), and use a Verizon Carrier Bundle instead of Sprint (requires jailbreaking). Then just dial *22888 and let it finish.

    Also, there are companies out there trying to scam people by making them believe that you can only change the iPhone's data settings by using their $100+ software. That's a lie. Carrier bundles include the data APNS. Just flash and go!




    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenameisnigel View Post
    Actually for a Sprint iPhone 4 it can be done. I accidently found it out while trying to flash my Sprint iPhone to PagePlus. You just have to change the SPC to six zeros (000000), and use a Verizon Carrier Bundle instead of Sprint (requires jailbreaking). Then just dial *22888 and let it finish.

    Also, there are companies out there trying to scam people by making them believe that you can only change the iPhone's data settings by using their $100+ software. That's a lie. Carrier bundles include the data APNS. Just flash and go!
    So the ESN/IMEI number of the device doesn't have to be in Verizon's database for the phone to be able to be used on Verizon's network?
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    Quote Originally Posted by androidluvr2 View Post
    So the ESN/IMEI number of the device doesn't have to be in Verizon's database for the phone to be able to be used on Verizon's network?
    It does. Sprint/Verizon iPhone4 devices can be hacked to work on other CDMA networks as prepaid devices... but Verizon will never activate an iPhone on their network that was not OEM supplied by Apple for use on Verizon.
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    Default Re: How to unlock a Sprint iPhone 4 To a Verizon phone? HELP!!!

    so my iphone4 from verizon I am trying to unlock, then carrier unlock itů. help???
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    Sorry for the late reply, but after I activated with PagePlus, I guess it added the MEID to Verizon's database, because activating with *22898 and even online @ vzw.com/activate worked for me.
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    I thought Sprint was CDMA and Verizon was GSM or something like that. That's why you couldn't get a Sprint phone on the Verizon network and vise versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by London Smith View Post
    well duhh
    Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaeSunshine View Post
    so my iphone4 from verizon I am trying to unlock, then carrier unlock it…. help???
    Verizon's iPhone4 didn't come with a SIM slot. This means it is only able to work on CDMA networks. There isn't a "carrier unlock" for this. There's no help anyone can provide you, unfortunately =/

    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis... View Post
    I thought Sprint was CDMA and Verizon was GSM or something like that. That's why you couldn't get a Sprint phone on the Verizon network and vise versa.
    They're both CDMA. The reason why you can't get on each other's networks was already posted. GSM requires an a new SIM card the phone will recognize. An unlocked GSM phone can easily be switched between carriers simply by switching the SIM. CDMA requires the network to recognize the phone. It's something like a permanent SIM. The phone will ALWAYS have the same "SIM" meaning different carriers have to choose to acknowledge this "SIM" or not. Sprint and Verizon have refused to do so. It's a matter of business, not the phone's technology in this situation.
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    It is not 100% true. Most of Sprint iPhones4 CAN be used on Verizon's network

    You can easily check is your phone can be used on Verizon or not.

    Thanks to Verizon, they provide on-line ESN eligibility check in service:





    All you have to do- enter your ESN or IMEID
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    How do you change SPC code to 000000 on Sprint Iphone 4
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    1) Sprint iPhone 4S - does it have a SIM slot ? If yes, for what - CDMA, GSM or W-CDMA ?
    2) Verizon iPhone 4S - does it have a SIM slot ? If yes, for what - CDMA, GSM or W-CDMA ?

    Why don't Sprint and Verizon use SIMs for CDMA like in India, China, Japan, Korea South etc. ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrasool View Post
    1) Sprint iPhone 4S - does it have a SIM slot ? If yes, for what - CDMA, GSM or W-CDMA ?
    2) Verizon iPhone 4S - does it have a SIM slot ? If yes, for what - CDMA, GSM or W-CDMA ?

    Why don't Sprint and Verizon use SIMs for CDMA like in India, China, Japan, Korea South etc. ?
    scroll up to post #18 in the thread...

    ps: Sprint & Verizon iPhone4s models have sim slots for GSM compatibility with networks outside the USA...US GSM networks are blocked on Verizon & Sprint iPhone4S models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenameisnigel View Post
    Actually for a Sprint iPhone 4 it can be done. I accidently found it out while trying to flash my Sprint iPhone to PagePlus. You just have to change the SPC to six zeros (000000), and use a Verizon Carrier Bundle instead of Sprint (requires jailbreaking). Then just dial *22888 and let it finish.

    Also, there are companies out there trying to scam people by making them believe that you can only change the iPhone's data settings by using their $100+ software. That's a lie. Carrier bundles include the data APNS. Just flash and go!

    I am trying to do this, I am signing up via Pageplus and own a sprint 4 iphone - can you pretty please guide me through this step by step? Thanks so much!




    Cheers!

    I am trying to do this, I am signing up via Pageplus and own a sprint 4 iphone - can you pretty please guide me through this step by step? Thanks so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenameisnigel View Post
    Actually for a Sprint iPhone 4 it can be done. I accidently found it out while trying to flash my Sprint iPhone to PagePlus. You just have to change the SPC to six zeros (000000), and use a Verizon Carrier Bundle instead of Sprint (requires jailbreaking). Then just dial *22888 and let it finish.

    Also, there are companies out there trying to scam people by making them believe that you can only change the iPhone's data settings by using their $100+ software. That's a lie. Carrier bundles include the data APNS. Just flash and go!




    Cheers!

    Thanks thats 100% true

    With iphone 4 Verizon just dial *228...(take 2m) and done.
    - i4 sprint i download (carrier bundle file) that show the signal and change SPC to 000000. Then dial *22800.
    But
    i4s sprint i cant get the SPC
    So please
    if you have done that with 4s sprint i will be appreciated to help me ?
    ........
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    sure info i hope it help who :
    4 Verizon and sprint are (CDMA-no sim) i used both on cdma overseas
    - 4s both have a sim entry (its a Dual ) can be use in both cdam and gsm (but not at the same time)
    i use 4s for cdma (no need for sim)
    And sim for gsm carrier
    ,,, of course overseas
    Also using iphone 5 verizon with a sim (dual carrier sys) just insert the sim you prefer cdma or gsm both work

    Sorry for my weak English
    but i tried not to get u confused as possible as i can.😉
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