Sprint and ATT question

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

  1. FX4568 macrumors 6502

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    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

    FreakinEurekan

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    No

    No
     
  3. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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

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    Gah, carriers and their little dirty tricks...
     

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