Unlocked iPhone on US Cellular

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ZAiPhone, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. ZAiPhone macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2011
    If you buy an unlocked 4S from Apple will US Cellular activate it?
    The FAQ does not address this.
  2. zflauaus macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2004
    Unlocked doesn't matter. US Cellular is a CDMA carrier. You'll need to check with them to see if they will activate an iPhone 4s ESN which they most likely will not.
  3. greenapplegal macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2012
    Just called US Cellular...

    The answer is NO! They will only activate US Cellular branded phones, unlocked or not.

    Bummer for us because we have no contracts on US Cellular and so many freebies, and moved to a roaming area and roam for free on Verizon so it would be great to pay so much less for service.
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    ^ This. The subsidy lock on the GSM portion of the device is irrelevant.

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