1. gameson's Avatar
    If I am not mistaken, I read that Verizon iPhone 5 comes unlocked from factory, but not sure since I never own a Verizon or Sprint iPhone

    Can someone confirm it is the case?

    Thanks
    11-30-2015 02:51 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Verizon's iPhone 5 should be unlocked. With Sprint it depends on the situation. You could purchased an unlocked iPhone if you paid full price for it upfront. Even if it's locked, you should be able to contact Sprint and have them unlock it if the agreement it was purchased under has been satisfied.
    What's the situation?
    11-30-2015 06:29 AM
  3. gameson's Avatar
    it seems with Sprint, the unlock situation is a bit complicated

    https://www.sprint.com/legal/unlocking_policy.html

    Can someone help if it's true? I have to be an active Sprint user to unlock the phone.

    Thanks.
    11-30-2015 09:05 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    it seems with Sprint, the unlock situation is a bit complicated

    https://www.sprint.com/legal/unlocking_policy.html

    Can someone help if it's true? I have to be an active Sprint user to unlock the phone.

    Thanks.
    It doesn't say that you must have an account but it does state that any associated account has to be in good standing. Give Sprint Customer Care a call.
    11-30-2015 09:44 AM
  5. gameson's Avatar
    Just found out that it is locked. Is unlocking Sprint different from other carriers (AT&T)? With AT&T, after unlock, just restore with iTunes and it should be OK.

    Thanks.
    11-30-2015 02:35 PM
  6. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Sprint is different.
    11-30-2015 07:48 PM
  7. gameson's Avatar
    so it's more traditional old school way (with unlock code) for Sprint?
    11-30-2015 08:05 PM
  8. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Sprint, typically, is the only one who can unlock their phones (as opposed to the third party unlocker).
    11-30-2015 08:56 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Verizon yes sprint is locked
    12-01-2015 03:10 AM

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