Are Sprint iPhone 5 non contract unlocked like Verizon?

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  1. iTouch macrumors 6502

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    I bought a black Sprint iPhone 5 for a friend for overseas and he wanted an unlocked iPhone 5. Are the Sprint iPhone 5s unlocked too? If not I have to return it and wait for either a Verizon or AT&T version at the Apple Store. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. iParis macrumors 68040

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    No, as already stated in the article on the front page.
     
  3. iTouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply. Just read the Verizon article. I'm going to return for AT&T or Verizon model.
     
  4. preneeth macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 5 Sprint Unlocked

    iPhones that were bouth without a contract in an Apple Store, but has the Sprint SIM-card in it, is not locked to Sprint. Eaven though the recipe says that.
     
  5. satchow macrumors 6502

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    You're missing stats on your microwave, car and batting average in your signature.
     
  6. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Get a Verizon iPhone if you plan to use it overseas or don't care about (or not in ATT LTE area for the foreseeable future).

    The Verizon iPhone 5 is the most flexible iPhone to have. You can use it on Verizon's network (with LTE).

    You can use it on ATT's HSPA network
    You can use it on T-mobile's soon to be reframed 1900 mhz 3g/HSPA network
    You can use it on Straight Talk/H20 etc

    You can take it overseas to use on foreign carriers since it's unlocked.
     
  7. iTouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow you're so insightful. Anything else to say? Don't need a microwave, Mercedes, and don't play baseball. What about you?
     
  8. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    Yea, why do you have both a kindle and an ipad3?
     
  9. iTouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why not? iPad Retina is a tablet and the Kindle Touch is an e-reader. Two different purposes for me. Plus I get Amazon special offers on it.
     
  10. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    Seriously dude...:rolleyes:
     
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I also have a kindle and iPad. The iPad is more of a multimedia device and the kindle is more of a book reader. while the iPad can read books, you can also argue that you can read books on your computer. Not the same though.
     
  12. iTouch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. Although I kind of want the newest Kindle. I can't justify it. If people actually used both they would know the difference instead making an assumption. I will probably pick up a Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle HD though to play with. At $200 it's a good price point.
     
  13. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

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    Nah, there's no justifying it other than money to burn.:rolleyes: must be nice...
     
  14. phinsup macrumors 6502

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    He can do whatever he wants to with his money, I don't see anyone telling you how to spend yours. It's a $100 device, its not a lot money to "throw around".

    I have a kindle and an iPad 2, go to a park or the beach in south Florida and read on both, then you'll know why I have both.
     
  15. saxman211 macrumors member

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    I went to the Sprint store today and was told that you can unlock the iPhone on it's network after 30 days...
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Nehalem

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    Only for outside the US with international gsm carriers.
    It will never work in the US with any other network besides Sprint.
     
  17. SenseiPhone macrumors regular

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    No need to wait 30 days if you contact me.
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Nehalem

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    For $145?
    Damn:eek:
     
  19. SenseiPhone macrumors regular

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    Could be cheaper for you, actually :D
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Nehalem

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    If I come across any Sprint i5 I'll let you know.
    Thanks:D
     

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