1. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    My son and daughter-in-law have 5c iPhones with Sprint. When their agreement expires in a year, what are their options if the want to keep their phones and change carriers? For instance, I know Boost Mobile operates on the Sprint network. Can they take their Sprint iPhones and move to Boost Mobile?
    12-10-2014 10:37 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Sprint to Boost... Maybe... Just have them work with Sprint after their contracts have been fulfilled to get the GSM side of the devices completely unlocked, and they'll be able to have more options for networks to switch to... But know this: Switching to Verizon with their current devices is NOT...repeat NOT an option as Verizon will not activate devices OEMed for anyone other than Verizon.
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    12-10-2014 10:50 AM
  3. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    Sprint to Boost... Maybe... Just have them work with Sprint after their contracts have been fulfilled to get the GSM side of the devices completely unlocked, and they'll be able to have more options for networks to switch to... But know this: Switching to Verizon with their current devices is NOT...repeat NOT an option as Verizon will not activate devices OEMed for anyone other than Verizon.
    Thank you for answering. Another question, what does "completely unlock" the devices mean?
    12-10-2014 10:59 AM
  4. dcharleyultra's Avatar
    Thank you for answering. Another question, what does "completely unlock" the devices mean?
    It means unlocked for both domestic and international GSM carriers.

    When my Sprint contract was over, Sprint told me they unlocked my iPhone, but only for intentional, and they didn't guarantee it.

    I'm now with Verizon, using a different phone.


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    12-10-2014 11:11 AM
  5. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    It means unlocked for both domestic and international GSM carriers.

    When my Sprint contract was over, Sprint told me they unlocked my iPhone, but only for intentional, and they didn't guarantee it.

    I'm now with Verizon, using a different phone.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Would there be another way to unlock the phone other than using Sprint?
    12-10-2014 11:15 AM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    There are 3rd party unlock services out there... some legit, some not - so beware... your son/d-i-l may be better off buying devices that are known to work on the network they end up switching to and selling the Sprint ones to recoup their cost of getting the "new" devices...
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    12-10-2014 11:35 AM
  7. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    There are 3rd party unlock services out there... some legit, some not - so beware... your son/d-i-l may be better off buying devices that are known to work on the network they end up switching to and selling the Sprint ones to recoup their cost of getting the "new" devices...
    After doing some research and reading the posts here, this is what I'm going to have them do.
    12-10-2014 12:11 PM

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