Unlocking a Verizon 4S for international

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by biohead, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. biohead macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    Decided windows phone isn't for me, but neither are the extortionate prices of the iPhone. (My lumia cost me £90, as good as the iPhone is, it isn't worth an extra £440).

    But I've been looking into purchasing a Verizon or Sprint 4S from the US and getting the SIM slot unlocked as I'll be using it in the UK. Although readily available unlocks are all over eBay for $10 or so, I can't find any for Verizon or Sprint. As I'm not in the US, I won't be taking a contract out so I can request the international unlock myself. My reasoning for going this route is its substantially cheaper, especially in the case of ones with a bad ESN which I won't need.

    In my situation, will I have to try and find a 4S that already has its sim slot unlocked? Also, anyone looking to sell their 4S and willing to post to the UK? I have a thread in the marketplace if you do.
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

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  3. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Shouldn't matter which carrier it originates from if you're using it in the UK. Also a bad ESN won't affect you either since you won't be using it on Verizon or Sprint. Bad ESN shouldn't affect GSM.
     
  4. biohead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I forgot the 4S is cheaper, but it's the same arguement really, just £360 more than the lumia rather than £440.

    Figured the ESN bit doesn't matter... But the problem would be the sim slot is still locked. I have found one online Verizon unlocked, but it does require a good ESN.
     

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