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Old 04-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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I have a iphone 4 from verizon need help

I Have a iPhone from Verizon, and I have sprint. Here's the catch I bought the iPhone internationally unlocked from UK I'm in the united stated I was wondering do u think I can get the iPhone to work with sprint?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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Definitely not. You will have to sell it and buy a Sprint iPhone. The hardware is compatible but neither Sprint nor Verizon will EVER activate a phone they did not sell themselves.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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Damn that sucks,but thanks
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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Definitely not. You will have to sell it and buy a Sprint iPhone. The hardware is compatible but neither Sprint nor Verizon will EVER activate a phone they did not sell themselves.
Not true. People buy phones from eBay and Craigslist and use them with Sprint all the time.

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
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Not true. People buy phones from eBay and Craigslist and use them with Sprint all the time.

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They buy Sprint branded phones off of Ebay, which the esn's are in Sprint's database. If the esn isn't in Sprint's or Verizon's database, you are better off getting away with bank robbery, than trying to get a cellphone activated on either 1. The magic of cdma.

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
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They buy Sprint branded phones off of Ebay, which the esn's are in Sprint's database. If the esn isn't in Sprint's or Verizon's database, you are better off getting away with bank robbery, than trying to get a cellphone activated on either 1. The magic of cdma.
Good point, I didn't think of that. But can't phones be unlocked for use with different carriers?

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On gsm yes, on cdma, have to be in database for Verizon and Sprint.
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I knew that. Sorry, I spent last night waking up every 20 minutes and blowing my nose so I'm not all here today.

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My Sprint iPhone will not work on any North American GSM carrier. I had it unlocked by Sprint for international travel so I could use pre-paid SIM cards. I tried it today with an active AT&T SIM card pulled from the rep's personal phone. Would not activate. There is a block of some kind above and beyond the basic SIM lock that precludes CDMA iPhones from working on North American carriers.
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My Sprint iPhone will not work on any North American GSM carrier. I had it unlocked by Sprint for international travel so I could use pre-paid SIM cards. I tried it today with an active AT&T SIM card pulled from the rep's personal phone. Would not activate. There is a block of some kind above and beyond the basic SIM lock that precludes CDMA iPhones from working on North American carriers.
True, but if you are jailbroken there is an unlock out so you can use it on any GSM network.
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I just got a at&t iPhone 4 will it work with Sprint if I get it unlocked or internationaly unkocked.?
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I just got a at&t iPhone 4 will it work with Sprint if I get it unlocked or internationaly unkocked.?
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But you said that u could
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Show me where I said that.
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True, but if you are jailbroken there is an unlock out so you can use it on any GSM network.
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