Sprint International Unlock confusion

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Azadre, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Azadre macrumors 6502

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    I know that Sprint will unlock iPhones that have maintained 90 days of good service for international travel. What I've read is that international, but not domestic sim cards, will work. How is this possible? I thought an Apple unlock was universal.
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    I believe Sprint unlocks it from their system, not Apples. I could be wrong on this.
     
  3. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    Sprint basically unlocks the sim card slot but then blocks all sim cards belonging to the USA (Apart from Sprints international roaming card)
     
  4. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Apple allows the carriers to do what they want.

    In this case, they allow Sprint to set each device to reject a SIM from the United States.
     
  5. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Ever consider doing a search on the subject. Just saying :cool:
     
  6. Azadre thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did -- both world wide web and on this forum. Wanted a response from someone who has done it.

    :mad:
     

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