Sprint and ATT question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FX4568, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. FX4568 macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
    Alright, im between Sprint and ATT for my iphone 4S.
    Lets say I bought ATT, and 2 years pass, will it become unlocked?
    Lets say I go Sprint, and during the 2 years, can I use a micro SIM card from a local area to any country i go to?

    Thanks for answers!
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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  3. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    Since the iP4S has GSM and CDMA radios, that's a good question on both counts.

    If AT&T hasn't already started unlocking iPhones, then I doubt they will change that policy barring some FCC or congressional intervention.

    The Sprint site says nothing about using a microSIM in "their" iP4S for international travel, but it seems that from a competitive perspective they would certainly want to allow it. However, I'm not sure how they would keep you from using a pre-paid microSIM domestically... which I'm sure they wouldn't want you to do.
  4. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    Verizon 4s's are supposedly sim locked to their gsm roaming partner vodaphone - I suspect sprint will be too to something similar.

    We'll know for sure next Friday.
  5. FX4568 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
    Gah, carriers and their little dirty tricks...

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