Purchasing an iPhone from a carrier is convenient, but it has its drawbacks. With the exception of Verizon which does not lock their 4G phones, most carriers, including Sprint, lock the phone to their network, forcing you to use your iPhone only on their network. If you want to switch, you have to meet certain minimum requirements and jump through hoops to get the carrier to unlock the phone. Though not as easy as Verizon, Sprint is fairly flexible when it comes to unlocking your iPhone. Read on to find out how to unlock your iPhone if it is currently tied to Sprint.
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T-Mobile may be the “Uncarrier” that pushes the envelope with its progressive pricing and cellular plans, but the company maintains one unpopular policy — locking its iPhones to its network. This practice means you cannot take your T-Mobile iPhone, drop in a Verizon SIM and expect it work even though the hardware supports all the carrier’s networks. Want to find out if your iPhone is unlocked on T-Mobile? And how to unlock it if it is locked? Read on for information on unlocking your iPhone on T-Mobile’s network.
Unlike Verizon which unlocks all its 4G devices, AT&T still locks its iPhones to its network. This means you cannot take your AT&T iPhone, drop in a T-Mobile SIM and expect it work. Before you can bring that iPhone to a new carrier domestically or overseas, you have to meet the minimum criteria and go through AT&T’s official channels to unlock the device. Want to find out if your iPhone is unlocked? And how to unlock it if it is locked? Read on for information on unlocking your iPhone on AT&T’s network.
The cellular industry in the US made a radical shift in 2014 when the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act became law. Among other things, this consumer-friendly piece of legislation required carriers to unlock all eligible devices upon consumer request. Want to find out if your iPhone is unlocked? And how to unlock it if it is? Read on for the information on unlocking your iPhone on Verizon’s network.
Whenever Apple launches new iPhones, there seems to be some confusion around whether iPhones that are paid in full are unlocked or not.
If you live in the United States and are using an iPhone or any other smartphone that is locked to its carrier, here’s some good news for you. Starting from February 11, you will be easily able to unlock your phone through your carrier.
Earlier today, Apple finally started selling unlocked SIM-free versions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the U.S.
Some readers did not get what was the big deal as the T-Mobile iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models were unlocked and could be used with any carrier.
As expected, Apple has started selling unlocked, SIM-free versions of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on its U.S. online store.
As it stands right now, buying an unlocked iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in the U.S. from Apple means buying a device that’s unlocked but includes a T-Mobile SIM card in the package.