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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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I need some guidance guys. I need to get out of sprint before I freak out. I am getting download speeds of not even 1mb.... Anyways If I cancel with sprint and pay the ETF and my last bill would they unlock it? I guess I will have to pay $80 bucks on ebay so I can sell it to someone overseas and get some of my money back. I ordered a cheap sprint phone so I can swap it out and get rid of it like ASAP!!! that way I dont have to wait until my last bill to be able to sell the phone. Anyways any advice here would be great.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Call up Sprint and see if they will unlock it for you now that you're still with them.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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Call up Sprint and see if they will unlock it for you now that you're still with them.
What do I say lol ...
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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What do I say lol ...
Just tell them you're planning a trip outside the country and you would like to be able to use your iphone with a local gsm sim card please.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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Just tell them you're planning a trip outside the country and you would like to be able to use your iphone with a local gsm sim card please.
If they do unlock it and I cancel contract can they lock again ?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:08 PM   #6
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If they do unlock it and I cancel contract can they lock again ?
No, they wont.
As long as you pay the ETF you'll be fine.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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I need some guidance guys. I need to get out of sprint before I freak out. I am getting download speeds of not even 1mb.... Anyways If I cancel with sprint and pay the ETF and my last bill would they unlock it? I guess I will have to pay $80 bucks on ebay so I can sell it to someone overseas and get some of my money back. I ordered a cheap sprint phone so I can swap it out and get rid of it like ASAP!!! that way I dont have to wait until my last bill to be able to sell the phone. Anyways any advice here would be great.
Try Craiglist there is always that guy that think Sprint is the best. I sold my iPhone 4s on CL before switching to Att. Good luck!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:20 PM   #8
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Try Craiglist there is always that guy that think Sprint is the best. I sold my iPhone 4s on CL before switching to Att. Good luck!
hahaha thats funny. I am in Las Vegas and when I am at work I can't even stream audio!!!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:45 PM   #9
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No, they wont.
As long as you pay the ETF you'll be fine.
They said policy is 90 days .... Can't unlock unless I send in a bunch of stuff..., what do I do !!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:16 PM   #10
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They said policy is 90 days .... Can't unlock unless I send in a bunch of stuff..., what do I do !!
What do you have to send in?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:34 PM   #11
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They said policy is 90 days .... Can't unlock unless I send in a bunch of stuff..., what do I do !!
That sucks.
How long u been with them?
Call again to see if you get a better company rep that will unlock it for u.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:40 PM   #12
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I said I was going on a business trip so they want proof..... I just started with them when the iphone 5 came out.... I ordered with ATT today. I guess I will sell as is on ebay see how much I can get back. All the unlocks on ebay are 100 bucks.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 09:58 PM   #13
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I said I was going on a business trip so they want proof..... I just started with them when the iphone 5 came out.... I ordered with ATT today. I guess I will sell as is on ebay see how much I can get back. All the unlocks on ebay are 100 bucks.
You need to prove your business trip to them?
What a bunch of BS.
Sprint customer service is the worst.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:07 PM   #14
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You need to prove your business trip to them?
What a bunch of BS.
This is what happens when too many people do below.

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Just tell them you're planning a trip outside the country and you would like to be able to use your iphone with a local gsm sim card please.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:09 PM   #15
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This is what happens when too many people do below.
I dont know bro.
AT&T or verizon never ask me for proof of my trip in order to unlock my phone.
Sounds like the particular rep didnt want to do it at all so kept being unresonable and asking for private information that a company shouldnt request from a customer.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:03 AM   #16
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I dont know bro.
AT&T or verizon never ask me for proof of my trip in order to unlock my phone.
Sounds like the particular rep didnt want to do it at all so kept being unresonable and asking for private information that a company shouldnt request from a customer.
Yeah I'm with you man. Oh we'll I guess I will pay on ebay to get it unlocked I mean it will still sell for a reasonable amount . We will see. Thanks for your help !
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:53 AM   #17
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I had a similar experience with Rogers (a Canadian carrier) with my 4S.

Try calling back in a few hours. Be nice and just tell them that you're busy preparing for the trip and don't really have the time to send them information about your trip.

In my experience it took three calls before Rogers unlocked it for $50 I believe.

As long as you're in good standing with your account and you're polite and have talk to someone who is understanding, you'll be fine.

I would try that before buying an unlock on eBay.

Good luck.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:07 AM   #18
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Just a tid bit of information.

Sprint does not unlock the iPhone 5 for domestic GSM carriers.

When they do unlock it, you can only use it with an international carrier.

An AT&T or T-Mobile sim will not work.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:14 AM   #19
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Just a tid bit of information.

Sprint does not unlock the iPhone 5 for domestic GSM carriers.

When they do unlock it, you can only use it with an international carrier.

An AT&T or T-Mobile sim will not work.
Yeah I know so if I do sell it, I will sell it to someone out of the country. I will keep you guys updated.
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Anyone aware of a way to unlock it for US GSM carriers yet? Been looking.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:07 PM   #21
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Anyone aware of a way to unlock it for US GSM carriers yet? Been looking.
Currently you cannot unlock a sprint iphone 5 for US GSM use. There's no hack or gevey sim available.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:18 PM   #22
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When I called sprint to have my iphone5 unlocked for international gsm use, they said it was already unlocked.

Is there any way to know its locked of unlocked status besides flying to Europe and popping in a sim?
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