Will Sprint iPhone be Unlocked for International Use?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GadgetGeek407, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    As many CDMA GSM phones are, will the iPhone on sprint/verizon be unlocked to use that countries local sim on the phone?
     
  2. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Not Likely as Verizon CDMA phones that are capable of GSM world phones roam on GSM with a seperate chip and sim card in the phone. I think Sprint will lock you in, just as AT&T and VZ did in the beginning. I do however see the next iPhone as being on phone that is on all platforms and sold Unlocked, but I do not make those decisions.

    Besides you can buy an Unlocked for use in the USA, but you will pay full retail and for my iPhone 4 that would be in the area of $749.00 so not worth the cost especially if you lose the phone abroad, Yikes, Gulp your out Big Bucks.
     

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