Sim free unlocked plus A1524 question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wolverine311, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. Wolverine311 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    Thanks in advance for helping a noob out. I am intrigued by the sim free models more recently released as It supposedly is white listed to the 4 big companies here in the states and I want to try out sprint but byod back to verizon or cricket if it doesn't pan out.

    Q1. How does sprint exactly activate this model? Do they have a SIM card right in the store? And this doesn't "lock" my paid for device to them correct? Would the phone I purchase from apple qualify for their 50 dollar per month unlimited iphone promotion? The store rep was completely a deer in headlights when I ran all this passed him and he told me ask apple....

    Q2. Upon purchase can I take my nano sim from my verizon iPhone 5s and use it immediately while I put my 5s up for sale?

    Thanks much macrumors community.
     
  2. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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  3. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    For some parts of Q1.
    Your phone will NOT be forever locked to Sprint if you use their sim card. Basically with BYOD plans its really a month-month situation (Yes, you could sign a contract but why?)...so any plan Sprint offers will work. Go to a Sprint store with you phone and get the sim and the 1-month plan to try the service.
     
  4. Babiegurl38 macrumors newbie

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    I am a current Sprint customer who purchased my sim free iPhone 6+ directly from Apple. While picking up my device, the advisor simply handed me a new Sprint SIM card and directed me to the Sprint store a few doors down. Instead, I simply popped the card in, called Sprint and told them to activate my new phone (I was formerly using a Note 3). My phone is not locked to Sprint although when I chatted in to Apple, I believe he said I had to stay with Sprint for a minimum of 4 months. A sprint rep reiterated that statement as well. However, my phone isn't locked to their network which I don't mind if it is 4 months since I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. I can't answer the $50 plan for sure since I am on a family plan , but you should be able to get the $50 plan with your device. HTH.
     

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