Yes, it's the same thing on Sprint with the iPhone. They can give you an international unlock while still keeping your iPhone domestically locked. And T-Mobile does the same as Sprint, it's just a bit easier with them. I had both my wife's iPhone and my iPhone fully unlocked after the first 40 days. But T-Mob will only do that if you are a new customer on a lease as part of their 'Satisfaction Guarantee'. If you do EIP with T-Mob you have to have the device paid off by at least 50 percent before they allow a full unlock. Compare to Sprint which requires the device to be fully paid for period, no matter what terms you have with them.
CNET Starting next February, Sprint customers should be able to unlock any phone or tablet offered by the carrier. In a recent update to its, the carrier specifically states that 'Sprint is working to ensure that all devices developed and launched on or after February 11, 2015 are capable of being unlocked domestically. Does Verizon Iphone 5 Come Factory Unlocked. Best Unlocked Phones Under 150. Devwing Foam Keygen. ' As covered by blog site Android Police, such a move promises that to free it up for potential use with another US carrier. Sprint can't yet unlock certain devices simply because of the way they're designed. The iPhone and other phones made with a SIM slot in the past three years can't be unlocked to work with a different carrier's SIM, according to the unlocking FAQs. And even phones that can be unlocked may not retain all of their functionality. So what's going to change by next February?
Last December, wireless carriers struck a deal with the Federal Communications Commission to. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon Wireless agreed through wireless-industry trade group CTIA to. The new policy was official adopted last February, giving carriers up to a year to comply with certain requirements. But -- yes, there's always a but -- that still doesn't mean you'll be able to take any unlocked device and use it with any other US carrier. The other carrier still has to support the device and all of its functionality, which is obviously beyond Sprint's control. And sorry, iPhone users, Sprint still won't be able to unlock Apple's flagship phone due to various restrictions, a Sprint spokeswoman told CNET. In the meantime, two of Sprint's unlocking FAQs are detailed below: 'I've been told by another carrier that Sprint needs to unlock my SIM slot in order to use my phone on the other carrier's network.'