Carrier SPRINT IMEI unlock sites? Help!

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  1. corrystile macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    i have bought an Iphone 5s SPRINT locked from ebay, good esn good imei, only locked.
    I am trying all imei unlocks sites but i can't found a site that offers SPRINT unlocks cheaper.

    Can someone help me?


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. chagla macrumors 6502a

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    i'm not sure if you can unlock it for use in the USA. i believe sprint iphones are unlocked for NON_USA gsm carriers. for example if you take it to Canada, you can just use it with Canadian carrier in Canada or another country.

    In the USA however, you are stuck with Sprint or its subsidiaries (boost mobile, virgin etc). it will not work with US gsm carriers.
     
  3. corrystile thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Well, as you are finding out, there may be a problem !

    I'm not sure anybody except Sprint can unlock your phone for International GSM use!

    That is why re-sale Sprint devices are so cheaply priced.
     
  5. corrystile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Uhm. I found some sites but they asks 170 $....
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    The time to research this was BEFORE buying the phone.
     
  7. corrystile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So i have to sell this iphone? No services to unlock here or in other sites?
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You have bought yourself an expensive iPod Touch.

    Sprint will unlock for international use only.

    Here's how to get that done.

    1. Establish Sprint service with this iPhone. No ASL (Account Spending Limit) account.
    2. Stay on Sprint for 90 days.
    3. Pay your bill on time for 90 days.
    4. Call and ask for the international unlock.

    You're in Italy, so it's unlikely that you're going to come here to do any of this, hence my statement about having an expensive iPod Touch.

    As to a third party unlock. The don't exist. It's a fantasy, like a unicorn. They'll take your $170 and you won't ever see it again and nothing will happen.

    Your best bet is an R-SIM or a Gevey or some other SIM interposer. Those are not true unlocks but they will trick your phone into thinking it's on the Sprint network when it's not.

    I hope you didn't pay a lot for this phone…
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You wasted your time and your money.
    Next time buy a phone that you know you can actually use as a phone.
    Not whatever you find cheap and hope that you can unlock it and use it later.
    Only option like said above is to try one of those gevey sim adapters but if you ever decide to update the ios version in the future or when ios 8 comes out soon you wont be able to update. If you do you will lose the unlock.
     
  10. corrystile thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Buy a GSM phone that is ALREADY unlocked since new unlocks cost a fortune nowadays.
     
  12. corrystile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good tips there.
    That's true, but broken iphones already unlocked costs a lot too.
    Thanks to all!
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, of course they cost more.
    Because nobody wants cdma locked iphones that cannot be used on GSM networks.
    That's why those are way cheaper and not in demand.
    Makes sense, you get what you pay for.
    Unless you want a useless phone that you can only use as an ipod touch.
     

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