Sprint iPhone 4S SIM Slot Locked Out-of-Box

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by CodeJingle, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. CodeJingle macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2009
    Greater Seattle, WA
    I got the iPhone 4S this morning in-store from Sprint. I tried putting in an AT&T prepaid micro-sim to see what would happen. The iPhone attempted to activate the SIM after stating activation was required, then said it could not activate because it was not a supported carrier for that particular iPhone. So that is a bummer. This doesn't seem to correlate well with Sprint's statement, unless they were only talking about Sprint phones purchased online or through a 3rd party retail store rather than directly through a Sprint Store. If anyone else can try this out with the same or a different carrier micro-sim that would be great. Thanks.

    Any feedback? Am I doing something wrong here?
  2. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    And it would have to be a foreign sim, anyway. In the US, it's always locked to Sprint!

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