Wondering about this whole able to use Sprint phone on Virgin Mobile deal…

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cattc, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. cattc macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2013
    I cannot afford Sprint service. Plain and simple. VM offers what I need (unlimited data and messaging) at only $35 a month. While with Sprint I’d be paying close to $100 a month (no matter if no contract or contract. I currently have a Sprint number though due to being on a Fam Plan). You can see why I chose VM.

    Here’s where I am so unbelievably confused:

    I am buying a used deactivated Sprint iPhone 4S off eBay (buying from there because I cannot afford to buy it full price from VM). But I am wondering, can I take it to VM without having to unlock it?

    I have searched and searched… and can’t find a good or informative answer anywhere. I’m pretty much desperate.

    SECOND QUESTION/ POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE: Could I buy a cheap VM phone and switch out the SIM’s between the iPhone and cheap phone? A friend suggested this. (Never done it, but they’d heard of it).

    Thanks to anyone who can help me!
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    You'd only need to unlock the 4s for use with a domestic GSM carrier (i.e. not Sprint or VM).

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