need some help [Sprint iPhone / T-Mobile network]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bigboy96, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. bigboy96 macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2013
    I have a I phone 5 md656ll/a
    Version 6.1.3
    Sprint 14.0
    I just bought it from someone and I am having a very hard time to have T- Mobile to have them turn service on so I can use this phone I have done a little work on trying to find out but still very unsure about it. Did I buy something that I am not going to be able to use can it be jail broken so that I can use it on T-Mobile network
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    No offense, but you should have done a little bit more work before you bought the phone because, yes, you did indeed buy an iPhone 5 you cannot use (unless you become a Sprint customer).

    Further, 6.1.2 is the last version of iOS 6 that can be jailbroken. But, not that that matters anyway because what we are talking about here is unlocking. Some unlocks require a jailbreak, most don't. But in most cases an unlock can happen if you don't have a SPRINT iPhone.

    Here's the problem. Sprint's policy has been and for the forseeable future will continue to be, unlocking for INTERNATIONAL use only! That means, that a Sprint phone can only be unlocked to work on a carrier outside of the US. Sprint does not, and will not unlock any phone for use domestically. Even if you met the requirements to get an international unlock Sprint will NOT unlock your iPhone 5 for T-Mobile.

    Any third party unlock that you may hear about for Sprint phones is going to be shady because there have been no legit unlocks for Sprint phones for domestic use by third partys. The best you could do would be to get a Gevey SIM interposer.

    Sorry my friend, but whomever led you to believe that you could use this Sprint iPhone on T-Mobile was either seriously misinformed or lying to you. Sprint phones are locked to Sprint domestically and there is no way around it.

    P.S. To even get an international unlock, you need to have service with Sprint for a minimum of 90 days and pay your bill on time. If they would grant your request, then again, it would only be for international use.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  4. paulyeo macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2013
    and his username is 'BigBoy' :p
  5. bigboy96 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2013
    So what is wrong with my user name lol. I went on T Mobile web site that says they can change over your I phone or any phone from another carrier. Yes I should've could've but didn't look into it more T Mobile sold me the SIMS card for it. After I put the T Mobile SIMS card in then phone locked up so I took it to sprint they did something to it and I am able to use a few things as long as I have WI-FI. Well good thing is I didn't pay very much for the phone T-Mobile SIMS card was 20.00 its still a win win for me maybe I can sell it or trade it in thanks for the info everyone

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