iPhone with Sprint after contract cancel?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by LWan, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. LWan macrumors newbie

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    I hope someone can help me with patience and a smile! I have been drooling all over the iPhone 3g and can not wait to get one. I have a 2 big issues that are holding me back though: Our family is currently on my husband's business plan, using Sprint/Nextel, & business pays for it. Also if I went on AT & T that would cost even more with my husbands phone staying on a different network - so no sharing minutes. Also, my geographical location is not covered in the 3g network - we are close, but not in the blue shaded area! So I want to know what I would have to do to use the iPhone with a sprint plan. I get that I would have to do the 2 year contract and then cancel. Please don't flame me if this is an impossible dream.

    Would I still have to do a jailbreak (if one is available)?
    How would I get a Sprint SIM that would work in the iPhone?
    Would that affect anything on the iphone, besides the obvious (network connection) ?, like the GPS?

    I appreciate any knowledge that can be passed on.
     
  2. metman787 macrumors member

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    You cannot use the iPhone on Sprint it runs a completely different technology. Sorry
     
  3. steinauf85 macrumors newbie

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    it is technologically impossible for you to use the iPhone with Sprint/Nextel/Verizion. those networks use something called CDMA for their wireless communication, while AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM (which is what the iPhone uses). the two are not compatible, and there is no way around it
     
  4. LWan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So disappointing, big sigh... Thank you, I appreciate your quick responses!

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