trouble activating - Sprint Iphone 5 in Brazil

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mendella, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. mendella macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2013
    Hello everyhwere,
    Please could someone help me?
    I'm Brazilian, but my uncle lives in Florida 15 years and I bought at ebay ( ) iphone 5 from a seller who said it was unlocked and Verizon. Not bought from the Apple website for not accepting international card. Finally, after two months that my uncle brought me the phone, I could not turn it on and went into a store phone to see if anyone could chip Verizon to activate it and to my surprise they sold me the phone is Sprint . The seller put a chip from Sprint and he acknowledged, but after taking the chip and put the Brazilian operator, it is not enabled. Please, does anyone know what I need to do? I paid full price and I think the seller was confused only with the carrier name, but I still can not enable it to operate in Brazil.
    They would know tell me if I inform the IMEI for Sprint, they could help me?
    thank you very much
    Ps: I don`t have a sim card from Sprint =(
    f you have solution that cost money tell me, I'll pay you via PayPal.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Sounds like you bought a phone that is locked to either sprint or Verizon and wont accept any other sims.
    Do your homework next time before you waste your money.

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