Sprint Iphone 6 unlocking for use in Europe question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by amatorb, May 30, 2015.

  1. amatorb macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    #1
    I recently purchased 2 Sprint Iphone 6 refurbished from Wal-Mart and both came unlocked to all 3 other major carriers in US. I am intending to use these phones in Europe and tried to contact Sprint to make sure it is also unlocked for international use, but they will not talk to me because I don't have an account with Sprint (tried both - chat and phone).

    Does anyone know if the Sprint IPhone unlocked in US will work with carriers in Europe, or I should just return the phones and stay away from Sprint branding as far as I can.

    PS: I actually bought 3 Sprint Iphones and one of them was locked. I tried to go through Sprint to unlock it, but that proved to be major hassle and even though some CS reps promised the unlock to work within 3 days, it was actually never unlocked. Now two weeks later it seems like I am hitting a stone wall and no one will talk with non Sprint customer, which btw is a sure way to drop possible future customer off the list.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix • 85037
    #2
    If it's unlocked domestically, it will be unlocked internationally. Domestic unlock always means international is included.

    As to the other unlocked phone, is that a 6 too?

    You might try tweeting Marcelo Claure. It's been said he's fairly responsive.

    Also, marcelo.claure@sprint.com leads directly to Executive Services. You can try them as well.
     
  3. amatorb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    #3
    Yes, that's been always my experience, I just never owned unlocked Sprint phone before and since their unlock information distinguishes between domestic and international, I just wanted to be sure before I actually get to use it.
    Yes, it is.

    Thank you for the info, I will try to contact him.
     
  4. Juarez7514 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    #4
    What model of iPhone did you buy. Model number.
     
  5. amatorb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    #5
    MG6H2LL/A & MG5Y2LL/A
     
  6. Pat123 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    #6
    MG6H2LL/A is a Sprint CDMA model. If it is unlocked domestically, rest assured it will work international.

    MG5Y2LL/A is a Verizon model. There are some reports that Verizon phones which are domestic unlocked, may not be international unlocked.

    I would say 100% the first one will work in Europe while there are chances that the second one may or may not work in Europe.

    Model Number reference: http://www.techwalls.com/differences-between-iphone-6-6-plus-models/
     

Share This Page