Is Sprint iPhone 5s on contract unlocked for overseas?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GadgetGeek407, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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  2. verwon macrumors 68030

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    No!

    But it can be unlocked, if you're a customer in good standing for 3 months, that means no late payments and you can't be on their spending limit plan.
     
  3. rogeliojeda macrumors regular

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    What about the t-mobile version, can it be use overseas out of the box?
     
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Only if you buy it full price from Apple.

    If you buy the T-Mobile one from a T-Mobile store then it's locked to T-Mobile
     
  5. Doro macrumors newbie

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    Unlocking phones in the UK

    In England it costs you £20 and takes 20 days to unlock a phone. I tried to use my iP5 with a French sim and was horrified to see that it was locked (to T mobile) and I had no idea. I tried the same Sim on my old iP4 which is now under an orange contract and same thing, locked. Same cost and time frame to have it unlocked. I had to spend hours on the phone to Orange, T mobile and Apple to find out.
    The iP5S I'm getting - when they decide to make the gold models available to meet my order - should be unlocked because it will be sold by Apple itself. I shall definitely check it.
    Rant over :)
     
  6. hpereznoble macrumors newbie

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    As far as I learned today, dis unlocks will only work for traveling and would last a short period before getting blocked again.
     
  7. corys00 macrumors regular

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    I'll confirm this as being incorrect. Once an iPhone is flagged in the system to be unlocked, it is in fact, unlocked. The system is not relocking devices after a short period.
     

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