T-Mobile or Unlocked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cypher86, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. cypher86, Nov 23, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013

    cypher86 macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2013
    Hello Forum,

    So an acquaintance sold me an iPhone 5S last night and i own a iPhone 4S that is on Sprint.

    I have a pretty good idea that he purchased his phone from T-Mobile or it might be unlocked (there was no sim card in slot).

    Can i request a Sprint nano Sim and use it with that? or i would also be open to getting a T-Mobile plan. Or can i cut my existing Sprint sim to make it nano?

    Which would be the best option for me?:confused:

    Thanks in advance!
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    do you know what wireless carrier your friend uses? if it isn't sprint, it's unlikely you'll be able to activate for use on your carrier. whether it's unlocked is another matter and largely depends where and how your friend purchased the iphone.
  3. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
    Unless it was originally a Sprint phone, it won't work on Sprint.
  4. Akack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2011
    A Sprint iPhone can only be used domestically in USA on Sprint, no exceptions.

    You cannot use any other carriers iPhone on Sprint.

    If you think your friend bought the 5s from t mobile then it'll only work on tmobile UNLESS it was unlocked by t mobile. If unlocked then you can use any gsm carrier( ie carrier not named Verizon or Sprint).

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