Refurb iphone "Choose Your Carrier"

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  1. derrick2005 macrumors regular

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    I used AppleCare + to swap out my battered Sprint 64 GB 4S for a new refurb so that I can get more money to sell it. As I am going through the initial setup I reach a Choose Carrier screen That states "Choosing a carrier will lock this iPhone to that carrier and cannot be changed". My former phone was an unlocked Sprint phone, now on this Choose Your Carrier Screen it gives me 3 main options, Sprint, Verizon, or Virgin Mobile and a bunch of Regional Carriers. Does this setup screen mean that I can now advertize the phone as being eligible for Sprint or Verizon or Virgin Mobile customers? If so, I have a much wider potential sales base.. Please let me know. Thanks in advance
     
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    Edit, I thought we were talking about an iphone 5.
     
  3. derrick2005 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would like to leave it as is, and if I can advertise it as being ok for one if those networks then the buyer can choose the carrier themself. I'm just surprised as my phone was Sprint
     
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    edit edit.. thought it was a 5..not a 4s.. delete delete
     
  5. derrick2005 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's an important question. If I sell the phone to a Verizon user will they have a problem activating it? Can it only be sold to a sprint user?
     
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    My bad, I thought you had a replacement iphone 5.
    I'd leave it as is then and let the buyer decide.
    You will have a bigger audience.
     
  7. derrick2005 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The question is whether a Verizon customer will have a problem activating the phone...
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt it, I think once he selects verizon he will be fine activating it on that carrier.
     
  9. derrick2005 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Having called apple the device is locked to sprint. So if I choose Verizon it wouldn't be able to be activated
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That sucks.
    So they're not really giving you a choice.
     
  11. albertsw macrumors regular

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    Thats interesting. Can you post a picture of what it says?
     

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