[Carrier] U.S. Cellular Unlock Megathread

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HarrisonTaylor, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. HarrisonTaylor macrumors regular


    Sep 29, 2012
    Just wanted to clear some things up about USCC iPhones.

    All USCC iPhones come partially GSM unlocked out of the box for international use, but are still locked domestically. USCC will remove the domestic restriction once you have paid off the device.
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Can you explain unlocking as it relates to the US Cellular portion that Sprint bought? Or is that relevant?
  3. HarrisonTaylor thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 29, 2012
    If it's bought from a US Cellular vendor and has a USCC part number it's gonna have USCC's activation policy applied. The portion that Sprint bought would be branded as Sprint so you'd know if you're getting a USCC or Sprint one. USCC has made it really easy to unlock their phones, as long as the ESN is clean, you can get it unlocked, you don't even need to be a customer.

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