Carrier Can I just flatout buy a Sprint iPhone 7 Plus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GizmoDVD, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2008
    Can I? Sprint won't allow me through their website and when i tried through Apple they told me to contact Sprint.
  2. iindigo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Unfortunately I don't think they're allowing preorders unless you have a contract. I use AT&T prepaid and it wouldn't allow me to preorder even when paying straight out, presumably because you need a SIM-free model to do that and those won't be available until launch (or some time after). Really unfortunate, I have no desire to lock myself down with a contract that's a way worse deal than what I'm getting with prepaid right now.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    IIRC, if you buy a phone from Sprint they lock it to their network.
  4. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    Wait a second. Aren't their phones unlocked? So if you buy one on a Sprint account outright, you should be able to use it on say, T-Mobile. Right?
  5. Switchback666 macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2012
    The only unlocked phone you can get at the moment of pre order is the t-mobile, i was shocked and almost nervous lol but my instinct told me go to the tmobile phone.
  6. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    What!? That's crazy. But if you buy a Sprint phone outright, you can have them unlock it, right? Assuming your account has no issues and you're not on contract or anything.

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