Carrier Can I unlock Verizon iPhone 4s for use on T-Mobile? How?

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  1. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

    tromboneaholic

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for unlocking a Verizon iPhone 4s for use on T-Mobile?

    I have called Verizon a couple of times, but they only want to unlock it for international use. I want to use it domestically.

    I get an error when I insert the T-Mobile SIM card that it is not valid with my phone's activation policy, so I can tell it hasn't been unlocked by Verizon.

    Does anyone have experience with unlocking services for something like this?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You cannot use that on any US carrier besides Verizon.
    As you found out they only unlock it for international use.
    Unlocking services cannot unlock it either.
     
  3. tromboneaholic thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    It's not an Android or WinMo phone, it's an iPhone.

    If people could simply "re-flash" something to an iPhone this would be something in the mainstream by now, like jailbreaking.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No such thing for gsm iphones.
    Answer its still no.
    Sell it as is and get one that works for your carrier.
     
  6. andrewket macrumors regular

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    Unless something has changed, Verizon will unlock your phone if you own it outright or if you're off contract and your account is in good standing.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That is false.
    Before you answer at least be sure of what you're telling them is correct.
    Verizon will NOT unlock a 4S for US domestic use.
    Only for international gsm carriers.
     
  8. tromboneaholic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Correct. They only unlock for international GSM use. I knew that much, but I wanted to confirm for anyone else who comes across this thread.
     

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