iPhone 3g unlocking for sprint?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by EvilTeddi, May 9, 2009.

  1. EvilTeddi macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2009
    i have a sprint plan and i was wondering if my 3g iphone i just got can be unlocked to work with sprint :p i researched some and some people say it works others say its a scam... help me out please :]

    and if it can work with sprint i have the 2.2.1 version and 2.30.03 modem firmware i heard you need to downgrade to be able to unlock, sorry i dont know much im such a neewbie
  2. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    No. AT&T is GSM/UMTS. Sprint is CDMA/EvDO. 2 completely different technologies, the iPhone will not work on Sprint. Anyone who says otherwise is full of crap.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    This is correct. You cannot use the iPhone on Verizon, Sprint, Bell Mobility, or Metro PCS (most markets).

  4. EvilTeddi thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2009
    alright you guys have any ideas which phone service is cheapest or prepaid?
    if you guys could provide me the steps on how to unlock my iphone that'd be really helpful :] and again i think i have to downgrade or something because i updated my phone after restoring
  5. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    AT&T already has a prepaid plan that's not so bad - though it depends on how much you use your phone. Mostly prepaid is for peeps who use it less than average. I have a prepaid deal with Verizon, and its been great but even though it's their old cheapo prepay deal, it's still more expensive than the one AT&T offers. I'd make the switch except when I do I'd get an iPhone and since I can't afford right now, I'll just wait..

    The AT&T plan is something like $0.10 per minute, plus $1 a day only on the days you use it. So if you use your phone only a few days a month, it's really pretty cheap.
  6. qnc macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2009
    If the phone is unlocked you can also use T-Mobile prepaid plan. Pretty reasonable you are only charged $ when you use the phone it deducts from you balance. No $1.00 per day fee and once you get to $100 you get bonus time with each purchase plus you minutes don't expire for 1 year.

    I think ATT has started the 1 year expiration also but I do not like the $1.00 a day when you use it. Check coverage though. ATT prepaid coverage is better that T-Mobile prepaid coverage. Jsut depends where you go.

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