Walmart Iphone 5 Se Unlocked. Sprint claims that the 4s and 5 are only unlocked for International use, but that is simply not true. @ Ethmoid, you mention the problem is using a CDMA device on a GSM network, but there is no problem there, as the Iphone 5 can handle both, as it has both radios. It simply needs a sim unlock. Maybe you were thinking something else.
The problem that you are facing is that you are using what is a CDMA phone on a GSM network. Sprint is a CDMA carrier and T-Mobile is a GSM carrier, however, you need to follow the instructions from Sprint on how to unlock your phone and this entails connecting to your Mac or PC at some stage so that you go to iTunes to complete the process at some stage. Us Unlocked Phones In India here. You can then go to the T-Mobile store to get one of their SIM cards and it should work. No, of course Apple cannot and will not help you - they are not carriers and if your phone is locked to a particular carrier, then it is their responsibility to unlock the phone and is nothing at all to do with Apple - it is solely the carrier's responsibility as they provide your phone service whether this be CDMA or GSM. Jul 29, 2015 12:16 AM. Ok, so LOTS of misinformation out there. If you received an 'unlock code', your phone will not unlock.