Will a Sprint iPhone 6+ work on AT&T?

Guitarpik

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Hi, I'm not eligible for an upgrade yet (I'm on AT&T) but I have a family member who is on Sprint that won't be needing to use their upgrade.

Would it be possible to use a sprint iPhone 6+ on AT&T?

Thanks!
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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As indicated no. Sprint does not unlock for domestic use - ever. And yes, I am aware of the new unlock law and so is Sprint. Sprint blames it on the manufacturers so that they have a technical out to deny you a domestic unlock even though the new unlock law applies to them.

That said, even if they did allow unlocking you still have the whole CDMA/GSM thing going on. I know the iPhone 6/6+ is a world phone though so that may not be an issue any more.

In any case - you can't.
 

rui no onna

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Oct 25, 2013
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As indicated no. Sprint does not unlock for domestic use - ever. And yes, I am aware of the new unlock law and so is Sprint. Sprint blames it on the manufacturers so that they have a technical out to deny you a domestic unlock even though the new unlock law applies to them.

That said, even if they did allow unlocking you still have the whole CDMA/GSM thing going on. I know the iPhone 6/6+ is a world phone though so that may not be an issue any more.

In any case - you can't.
The new unlock law just makes 3rd party unlocking legal again. There's a voluntary unlock agreement between FCC and the carrier consortium but that takes effect February 2015.

I agree. The fact that Apple made a separate model for the US for the 6/6 Plus likely suggests it was done at the request of Sprint so they can claim it's "technically impossible" for them to do a domestic unlock. Which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever considering the same exact model used by Sprint is being sold unlocked overseas and can be used by international travelers on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. :rolleyes:

Sprint is obligated to unlock phones introduced after February 2015 for domestic use so they won't have an excuse with the 6s or whatever the next model may be called. :rolleyes:
 
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