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Sprint iPhone 4S is Unlocked, Verizon Will Unlock After 60 Days

Sprint iPhone 4S is Unlocked, Verizon Will Unlock After 60 Days

Posted October 12, 2011 at 7:39am by iClarified
Sprint is selling its iPhone 4S unlocked and Verizon says it will unlock the iPhone 4S after 60 days, reports MacWorld.

Sprint plans to sell the iPhone 4S with its micro-SIM slot unlocked; Verizon's will be initially locked, but if you've been a customer in good standing for 60 days, you can call Verizon and ask for an "international unlock." (A Verizon spokesperson told me that this is Verizon's standard policy for all world phones-it's just the first time it's manifested itself on an iPhone.)

Apple says it will begin selling an unlocked iPhone 4S without subsidy starting in November.

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Sprint iPhone 4S is Unlocked, Verizon Will Unlock After 60 Days
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Chou3aib - October 12, 2011 at 4:52pm
I was just about to upgrade my iPhone with AT&T But now SPRINT here I come
Lynxy - October 12, 2011 at 1:18pm
Just called AtnT. No unlock!!! I have no reason to stay there I switch to VZw in couple months. I sell my 2 phones I have to compensate early contract break.
tarek93 - October 12, 2011 at 8:33am
Didn't' Apple say about the unlocked iphone that will be released next month that it won't work on CDMA networks ? how could sprint support both cdma & international GSM together ?
yiyopr - October 12, 2011 at 8:53am
This is a world phone, it has both CDMA and GSM networks built in. You can't unlock the phone for CDMA networks because there is no medium to pass the carrier information (no sim card). You can however use any GSM network on unlocked phones. You can only use Sprint on the CDMA network side, but you can use any GSM network on the GSM side. So it is unlocked for GSM networks.
6italia0 - October 12, 2011 at 8:59am
you can activate the meid on cricket or metro pcs, you dont have to flash it either, it just works. I just activated a vzw iphone 4 on cricket today 4.2.10 no jailbreak just activated the meid and dialed *22804, but otherwise you are right
tarek93 - October 12, 2011 at 10:00am
OH , i got it ... so the next month's unlocked iphone will support ONLY sprint & verizon as CDMA networks , right ?
que - October 12, 2011 at 11:29am
So an unlocked phone bought at Apple Store will only work with GSM sims but not with any CDMA carrier and an unlocked phone bought on sprint will not only work on any gsm carrier but with Sprint also ?
AT&T Listen Up!
AT&T Listen Up! - October 12, 2011 at 7:58am
It would be nice if AT&T would unlock too. At least unlock after the two year contract is over.
Kupalski - October 12, 2011 at 1:59pm
AT&T is major crap compared to Sprint and Verizon. They suck in every way except for having the newest phones, always. That is the only good thing about at&t, they always have the newest and cool phones on the market but other than that...bleh...dropped calls after dropped calls after dropped calls....not worth it.... And may I add this, why can't you at&t offer the same unlocked phones without any hassles?
Gtmort - October 14, 2011 at 2:56am
Just ordered an iphone4s on ATT and looked at the scew number or order number off iPhone is the same as the unlocked iPhone 4s apple sends out all unlocked iPhones on preordered phones then if you want want you can change carrier and pay difference to ATT and youget an unlocked 4s
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