Carrier Unlock "paid in full" Sprint iPhone 7?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by psun786, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. psun786 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    #1
    I switched from another carrier to Sprint a few months ago and have been using my own sim-free iPhone 6. When iPhone 7 came out, I purchased 2 of them from Sprint customer service (paid in full).

    The phone arrived today, I am surprised they are not unlocked. How easy is it to get Sprint unlock them immediately without waiting 50 days? Is Sprint more lenient toward international unlock than domestic unlock?

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix • 85037
    #2
    50 days is the policy. They will unlock for international but you have a 50 day wait for domestic.
     
  3. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

    rijc99

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Location:
    FEMA Region 9
    #3
    They won't unlock even though you're paid in full? And have been a customer for a few months?

    Maybe try calling customer service again.
     
  4. psun786 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    #4
    Thanks, I haven't called them yet. But there ToS say 50 days for domestic.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 28, 2016 ---
    Actually, I only need them to unlocked it for international use. Is there a waiting period for international unlock? Thanks
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix • 85037
    #5
    Nope. Just call and ask for the international services department, or find them on the web.

    They may ask you where you're going, just make something up if you aren't going anywhere.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 29, 2016 ---
    That won't do any good.

    Their policy states a device must be active for 50 days on an account in good standing before they will unlock. Even if you paid full price for your device.

    And in case anyone wants to cite the unlock 'law', that law allows them the leeway to do this.
     

Share This Page