Sprint iPhone 5 outside USA

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by maans88, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. maans88 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I bought an iphone 5 locked to Sprint carrier in the US.

    I live in Canada so would it work here when I put in my GSM Rogers SIM card?
    I'm not sure if the phone has good or bad ESN but would that matter anyways?
    my understanding is that a phone with bad ESN can not be activated with sprint?

    can someone help me out please? again I'm not gonna use the phone with a US carrier, I'm gonna be using it in Canada.

    Joe.
     
  2. Applejuiced, Nov 27, 2012
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    About the Sprint i5 Im not 100% but I think it would have to be unlocked by Sprint for international use before you can use it outside the US with any GSM carrier.
     
  3. maans88, Nov 27, 2012
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    maans88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's what I thought initially but then I researched and seems like people can get it to work, I just want someone here who have been down the same road to confirm it.
     

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