6s plus cdma to gsm unlocking?

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  1. Pitt412 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, new to the forum. I have a 6s plus through boost mobile. I seen a few high rating sellers on eBay offering full gsm unlocking. Does anyone have any experience with unlocking a boost/sprint cdma phone to use on any gsm network? If so can I still go back to boost/sprint after unlocking or is only compatible with gsm? Also what is the worst that can happen if I give the eBay seller my imei?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Do you mean you are trying an unlock service on eBay?

    If so, I cannot really vouch for those services as I've never used them. The 6s/6s+ on Sprint/Verizon though is CDMA/GSM, so if you can get it unlocked it will work on all four carriers. It might not have all the frequencies for each carrier however.

    There are a couple of people here who recently took advantage of Boost's SE promotion, turned around and unlocked the phones and then put them on their T-Mobile plans. I'd probably use whatever unlock service they used.

    @Applejuiced What service was it you used for that?
     
  3. Pitt412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Correct.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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  5. Pitt412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK. Thank you!
     
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    Thank you for the assist!
     
  8. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I just got an email from swiftunlock confirming the SE I purchased from Boost is now unlocked.

    OP, if you use the link I provided in my previous post, you should be able to get your 6s Plus unlocked.
     
  9. Pitt412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link however, that site looks kinda sketchy. I would rather purchase one from eBay. Still waiting to see which one Applejuiced used.
     
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    Applejuiced used Swift Unlocks. :) I edited my post later on to show that.

    @nburwell had used the same company as AJ did. It's a valid and safe unlock company. No worries.
     
  11. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Couldn't agree more. Swiftunlocks is legit. I got my SE up and running on T-Mobile when I got home today after receiving the confirmation from swiftunlocks that they were successful in unlocking my phone.
     
  12. Pitt412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I unlock the boost 6s plus and port to T-Mobile will my phone have wifi calling and volte? There are no options on my phone in the settings menu for wifi calling or volte.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I can't guarantee that as it's a Boost/Sprint phone.

    However, I do know Sprint won't have VoLTE until about 2020 or so, which explains why you don't have it right now. As to why no WiFi calling, I can only speculate that's because of Boost.
     
  14. Pitt412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wonder if my phone will be updated with volte and wifi calling feature after porting my number to T-Mobile and doing a carrier update.
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It might…IDK.

    Recently, I replaced my wife's Sprint iPhone 5 and my own Sprint iPhone 5 - both for swelling batteries. For some reason, the Apple genius allowed me to choose my carrier both times when setting up the replacement phones. Of course I chose Verizon, because these are LTE capable phones and Verizon unlocks LTE capable phones.

    That put both phones on T-Mobile (because they fully unlocked). They only get 4G, but both had the Personal Hotspot appear when the T-Mob SIMs were inserted. That's a carrier feature, so it's possible WiFi calling will appear when you put in a T-Mob SIM.
     
  16. felipecross macrumors member

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    I can assure you that swiftunlocks is a legit website as well. I have used their services several times in the past and it all worked out. I'm currently using a iPhone 7 on Verizon that I bought off the boostmobile website and had it unlocked by swiftunlocks. Go for it. They are on it! The boost mobile unlocks on their site is under the sprint unlock options.
     
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    Disregard
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    Going on what @eyoungren said, it's definitely possible that you could get volte and wifi calling once you unlock and port your number over to T-Mobile. That is one thing I did not try with my SE last night when I got home. I can certainly report back my findings later today.
     
  18. Pitt412 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Going on what @eyoungren said, it's definitely possible that you could get volte and wifi calling once you unlock and port your number over to T-Mobile. That is one thing I did not try with my SE last night when I got home. I can certainly report back my findings later today.[/QUOTE]

    I would greatly appreciate if you can report back later today.
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    After doing more research it seems they are a reputable company. I will wait to hear back from nburwell about volte and wifi calling first.
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I used my homie Swiftunlocks.
    He came through within a few days.
    I got a killer Boost mobile SE deal and I think I paid around $30 to unlock it.
    Its fully unlocked now and worked fine with Tmobile, AT&T and Verizon.
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    Yes, they will all work with no problems.
    Its not like Verizon or Sprint that dont let you get all the features on their "cool" network because the device its not officially purchased for their network. Can you hear me now? :D
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    I told you son, you were starting to worry and get nervous :D lol
     
  20. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I was able to confirm last night that wifi calling and volte are up and working on my SE.
     
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    HI Please know I am basing bad decisions on your comments. I have read on other sites that swiftunlock was a scam. I have 3 phones that are currently with Sprint. I have 2 Samsung Galaxy s7 edge and 1 iPhone 7 plus. Today I visited a cricket rep and was told it would cost 65$ each unlock plus an additional $25 each for activation fee, this is why I am hesitant to use swiftunlock. I can't understand the price difference. Any help or input would be appreciated ... thanks

     
  22. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Why would a Cricket employee say anything about Swift Unlocks to you? Unless maybe they are doing this on the side themselves?

    Swift Unlocks and other unlock sources are legitimate, but the process itself is controversial.

    The way this works is that the unlock services have people they pay who work inside the carriers. These people manipulate the system to process your unlock without the knowledge of the carrier.

    See here. AT&T, which owns Cricket certainly has no love for Swift Unlocks. They installed unauthorized programs on AT&T's systems to remotely process unlocks after hours when no one was present.

    So, yes, they are legitimate, but you may disagree with how they do it.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They're legit bro.
    But if you're nervous use pay-pal to pay them that has buyer protection coverage for 6 months.
    Or use a credit card but no worries, they're the real deal.
     
  24. Hopeydopey macrumors newbie

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    hi. first let me point out i didn't mean to I AM making BAD decisions based on your words l... i am using talk to text... second of all the cricket employee did not mention swift unlocks. I found info for them online. the cricket employee just said they could unlock for this amount. thanks again very appreciated
     
  25. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    A Cricket employee said they could unlock a phone for you for $65? That sounds phishy to me.
     

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