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It has a SIM slot, is there any way this will be or can be unlocked in the future to use a GSM carrier?
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    Default iPhone 4S 5.0.1 Sprint Unlock?
    It has a SIM slot, is there any way this will be or can be unlocked in the future to use a GSM carrier?

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    I believe Sprint will unlock it under certain conditions. There is a catch though. While they will unlock it for any GSM carrier worldwide that does not include the US.

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    So the phone is useless?

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    You can still use it on Sprint if you are in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    I believe Sprint will unlock it under certain conditions. There is a catch though. While they will unlock it for any GSM carrier worldwide that does not include the US.
    Can you source this info for me? The 4s I'm using came from sprint on launch day, it's on AT&T. This may only be due to the fact that the initial shipment were factory unlocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3gOwner View Post
    Can you source this info for me? The 4s I'm using came from sprint on launch day, it's on AT&T. This may only be due to the fact that the initial shipment were factory unlocked.
    lol, now you done it. I read an article on it a month or so ago. Lemme see if I can dig it up.

    Here we go: How U.S. Carriers Fool You Into Thinking Your iPhone 4S Is Unlocked - Forbes

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    Good read. The reason in the article that makes me leary about this unlock method is you have to log into Verizon from wifi to validate the foreign sim. The unlock should be done through iTunes not Verizon.

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    Yup. that seemed odd to me too.

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    Thanks for the info guys! Wish they'd just let us decide what phone on what carrier we want.

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    They do if you buy it from Apple

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    I read from MuscleNerd "very promising iPhone 4S Unlock"
    I'm pretty sure a unlock will be released any time soon, or there will be a lot of useless iPhones 4S around!





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    Quote Originally Posted by duromega View Post
    I read from MuscleNerd "very promising iPhone 4S Unlock"
    I'm pretty sure a unlock will be released any time soon, or there will be a lot of useless iPhones 4S around!
    That was months ago. I believe he's focused on the jb more than a soft unlock.

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    so what happens if the following happens:

    1. you're a Verizon customer and you buy the iPhone 4S from them.
    2. You went away to another country on vacation
    3. While there, you picked up a local sim and validated it.
    4. You came back and after a few months, decide to cancel your Verizon service.
    5. A few months later, you decide to travel to another country again, but a different country from the first vacation.

    Are you able to use your iPhone 4S during step 5 with another local SIM card?

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    My Sprint 4s worked with an International (telcel) sim. I called Sprint to unlock, they told me that they are all unlocked for Int'l sims. I having another probelm but yes it works.

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