Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 24, 2012, 03:38 AM   #1
Sulten
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Is Iphone 4s Unlocked ( Sprint )

Here are some pics, Is my 4s unlocked due to me being able to see carrier under settings and do i need carrier on or off? It works on off but just wondering what would happen if i turn carrier on.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.JPG
Views:	77
Size:	64.3 KB
ID:	337087   Click image for larger version

Name:	3.JPG
Views:	57
Size:	40.7 KB
ID:	337088  
__________________
iPhone 4S Black 64GB
MacBook Pro 17" i7 750GB 7200 RPM HD 1GB GDDR5

Last edited by Sulten; Apr 24, 2012 at 04:09 AM.
Sulten is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 04:37 AM   #2
nephron8
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
no its not unlocked just because of carrier menu,
if yours is activated before 11/11/11 then its unlocked for gsm use abroad.
nephron8 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 04:53 AM   #3
Sulten
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
I activated mine as soon as it came out for sprint. I guess i'll have to get someone T mobile card and check.
__________________
iPhone 4S Black 64GB
MacBook Pro 17" i7 750GB 7200 RPM HD 1GB GDDR5
Sulten is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:20 AM   #4
sk1wbw
macrumors 68020
 
sk1wbw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
I got mine on Sprint the day it came out and I don't have that menu selection at all.
sk1wbw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:34 AM   #5
Sulten
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
I got mine on Sprint the day it came out and I don't have that menu selection at all.
that's what I'm saying This video was posted in the Iphone forum so thats why i asked. it clearly says if the carrier is listed and etc

hxxp://youtu.be/D0fewiIh9IM
__________________
iPhone 4S Black 64GB
MacBook Pro 17" i7 750GB 7200 RPM HD 1GB GDDR5
Sulten is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:46 AM   #6
sk1wbw
macrumors 68020
 
sk1wbw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
Quote:
Originally Posted by nephron8 View Post
no its not unlocked just because of carrier menu,
if yours is activated before 11/11/11 then its unlocked for gsm use abroad.
Sprint phones are not GSM phones, so why would this menu be there?
sk1wbw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:47 AM   #7
Sulten
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
That's why i asked if my phone is unlocked. did you look at the video? I took it as if your phone is unlocked you have that menu. thats why i asked
__________________
iPhone 4S Black 64GB
MacBook Pro 17" i7 750GB 7200 RPM HD 1GB GDDR5
Sulten is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:10 AM   #8
goosnarrggh
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: May 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by sk1wbw View Post
Sprint phones are not GSM phones, so why would this menu be there?
iPhones sold through Sprint are, as I'm sure you're already aware, hybrid CDMA/GSM phones.

When you use a Sprint iPhone in a country where Sprint has a roaming partnership with a GSM carrier, then the pre-installed SIM card automatically becomes active, and it is used to link your home Sprint account with the local roaming partner.

In several counties, Sprint actually has several different roaming partners. For example, in Australia, Sprint has partnerships with Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone. That means your iPhone could potentially roam on any one of those three services. Perhaps some carriers may have better coverage in certain parts of the country than others -- in that case, it may be in your best interests to manually select which roaming partner you'd like to use at any given time. Manual carrier selection would allow you to take advantage of that opportunity -- even if your iPhone technically remains locked to Sprint the whole time.
goosnarrggh is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 10:16 AM   #9
iPhone Warrior
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sulten View Post
I activated mine as soon as it came out for sprint. I guess i'll have to get someone T mobile card and check.
Using a T-mobile sim won't work. The Sprint, and Verizon, unlock are for int'l carriers only. Tmob and AT&T sims will not work regardless if it's unlocked.
iPhone Warrior is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 06:09 PM   #10
Sulten
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
OK thanks I want to unlock my iphone incase i need it
__________________
iPhone 4S Black 64GB
MacBook Pro 17" i7 750GB 7200 RPM HD 1GB GDDR5
Sulten is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 12, 2012, 02:28 AM   #11
nephron8
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
you have to request sprint international dept.
it works after 60 days of contract and if your account is in good standing and has no limit.

they send request to apple and it usually works out in 24-36 hrs.
you have to restore phone and finally you get greeted by your iphone is now unlocked screen.

and no domestic sim card will work.
you can buy canadian or any international sim card to check your unlock.
nephron8 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 12, 2012, 02:40 AM   #12
burnout8488
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Endwell, NY
Old thread, but it begs the question, why is the Carrier menu available on his phone?
__________________
Intel: 2012 MBA 13" Base
iOS: iPhone 6 16GB Sprint / iPad 2 - 16GB Verizon
burnout8488 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 12, 2012, 05:47 AM   #13
sk1wbw
macrumors 68020
 
sk1wbw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Suffolk, Virginia
I did a hard reset the other day and that menu came up, but dissappeared a few minutes later. Not sure why it's not there all the time.
sk1wbw is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sprint iPhone 5s Unlocked? brandont iPhone 7 Nov 13, 2013 02:30 PM
Sprint iPhone 5s unlocked or can it be unlocked? cnotes2019 iPhone 4 Sep 20, 2013 02:18 PM
Sprint iPhone 4S unlocked? tito2020 iPhone 13 Jan 17, 2013 11:02 PM
Sprint iPhone 5 Unlocked!! iThink Apple iPhone 7 Dec 22, 2012 06:51 AM
Sprint iPhone 4S Unlocked? Or Not? Forcefed03 iPhone 6 Nov 28, 2012 03:32 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC