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Will there be any way to unlock Sprint iphone 5?

Holysmoke 3,114 463 September 25, 2012 at 08:51 AM More Sprint Deals
I see ATT can be unlocked but nothing for sprint.

thanks.

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My google is not broken. Phone ships Locked, right now there is no way to unlock a sprint model. What the future holds is hard to say.
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http://www.usatoday.com/tech/stor...57836744/1

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Sprint Nextel said Monday that its iPhone 5s are locked. Customers in good standing for at least three months can ask to have them unlocked for international use only. AT&T unlocks phones once they're out of contract.
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All verizon iPhone 5s are apparently being shipped unlocked. You can put any SIM into them and get service.
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Sprint Nextel said Monday that its iPhone 5s are locked. Customers in good standing for at least three months can ask to have them unlocked for international use only
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Sprint Nextel said Monday that its iPhone 5s are locked. Customers in good standing for at least three months can ask to have them unlocked for international use only

I have spoken to sprint international several times and they refuse to unlock based on 2 criteria.

1. Must be a customer for 18 months
2. Must have 12 month good payment history

I have been a customer since 2006 - 2011, I came back in 2012 but they cant count the earlier years.

Bastards
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I believe AT&T was made to unlock iPhones based on the number of complaints that were made to AT&T or FTC or somebody somewhere. If enough people complain then I'm sure both Sprint and Verizon would also have to unlock the iPhones based on similar criteria that AT&T has.
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Tell them your going to travel in North Korea or Cuba or Iran
And you need to use your phone
They can't provide service there so will unlock it
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Tell them your going to travel in North Korea or Cuba or Iran
And you need to use your phone
They can't provide service there so will unlock it

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f...n-1480321/
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ey guys
I am hopng someone can tell me how can i unlock my iphone FAST. the carrier is AT&T, thanks
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Tell them your going to travel in North Korea or Cuba or Iran
And you need to use your phone
They can't provide service there so will unlock it

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f...n-1480321/
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Quote from Holysmoke View Post :
I have spoken to sprint international several times and they refuse to unlock based on 2 criteria.

1. Must be a customer for 18 months
2. Must have 12 month good payment history

I have been a customer since 2006 - 2011, I came back in 2012 but they cant count the earlier years.

Bastards

An additional caveat, unlocking an iPhone through Sprint is typically for overseas use only. When going through the request for my fiance's 4S, I was told repeatedly that this does NOT unlock it for use on GSM carriers in the US.

Now I'm not sure how the three variants of the iPhone 5 (Int'l, US-GSM, and US-CDMA) have their restrictions built in, but it seems like there are some differences at least in the supported LTE bands.

I would not be surprised if Sprint's "unlocked" iPhone 5s are still more limited than the Verizon counterparts, even though the hardware should be identical.
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ey guys
I am hopng someone can tell me how can i unlock my iphone FAST. the carrier is AT&T, thanks
I was going overseas to Taiwan once and i asked ATT to unlock my iphone. No matter what i say they just said no. You wont be able to unlock your iPhone before your contract is up even for international travels...

All u can do is wait and see maybe someone would come up with a way to unlock it.
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I was going overseas to Taiwan once and i asked ATT to unlock my iphone. No matter what i say they just said no. You wont be able to unlock your iPhone before your contract is up even for international travels...

All u can do is wait and see maybe someone would come up with a way to unlock it.
btw my mom's iphone 5 currently cannot be used in Taiwan
Mainly because they don't have nano sim cards lol...
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btw my mom's iphone 5 currently cannot be used in Taiwan
Mainly because they don't have nano sim cards lol...
not even the cut cards?
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not even the cut cards?
so far only the iphone 5 uses nano, and its not released in taiwan, so there's no nano sims around lol.
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