Verify Sprint iPhone 5s A1453 is unlocked (from Apple store full price)

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  1. nanashisan, Sep 21, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013

    nanashisan macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2012
    Anybody with sprint iPhone 5s A1453 can check if this info is correct?

    "Purchasing an unlocked iPhone means you will not qualify for the lower iPhone price associated with a contract. The unlocked iPhone 5c model is A1456. The unlocked iPhone 5s model is A1453"

    Link to apple:
  2. Takenlife, Nov 23, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013

    Takenlife macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Wow if thats the case, then it is better than Verizon's unlock iPhone 5s. And different from last years which sold GSM based version. iPhone 5 best was for verizon. iPhone 5s best from Apple! NICE FIND!

    Verifying with customer support for the new unlocked version - sim free with apple chat. will post in a little.
  3. eyoungren, Nov 23, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013

    eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two

    LOL!!!! <snort><chuckle><sputter> hahahahahahahahaha!!!!! :D

    Sprint. Unlocked. For. Full. Price.

    Excuse me while I go roll on the floor and laugh please!!!!

    No, sorry!

    Pay full price for a Sprint iPhone and all you're buying is a contract free iPhone locked to Sprint.

    Be a customer for 90 days with no late payments and you can call Sprint up and have them unlock that iPhone of yours for INTERNATIONAL USE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ONLY!

    Never, under ANY circumstance will Sprint unlock your iPhone for domestic carrier use. Apple does not sell any Sprint iPhones that are unlocked for domestic use.

    Your SIM will be PAIRED with the iPhone and your iPhone will not work on any other network domestically.

    Sorry, that's the way it is.

    If however, you are trying to buy an unlocked iPhone and bring it TO Sprint (almost unheard of) then you'll probably have to deal with Apple to get it activated. Sprint's policy is never to activate non-Sprint phones. Only Apple can force Sprint to activate them.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Even if you paid full price the sprint iPhone is NOT unlocked.

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