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Unlock iphone - international purchase

Blk
Whiz Kid

Unlock iphone - international purchase

Hi,

I purchased a VM locked brand new iPhone 4s from ebay. I would like to have it unlocked. Im hoping since this is almost a 10 year old phone it can be unlocked without the year od activation required on VM. Im in Botswana and have no way to activate it to VM.

Thanks
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Agent

Re: Unlock iphone - international purchase

Hi, Blk. Thanks for reaching out to us. There are some requirements to unlock a device:
-The device has not been reported as lost or stolen 
-The device has been active on the associated account for at least 12 months
-The device must be powered on and in Sprint coverage with the original SIM card inserted.

Blk
Whiz Kid

Re: Unlock iphone - international purchase

Thank you for your feedback.

Doesnt VM possibly have agreements like roaming for ecample with any carriers in Botswana that I could run the 12 months period tied to them through you? Because this renders the phone useless at this current juncture.

Or rather could I not purchase a number and make a full payment on the contract to have it unlocked. Even a transfer of lock to a local carrier would suffice for me.
Agent

Re: Unlock iphone - international purchase

We're sorry but we do not offer international roaming. 

Blk
Whiz Kid

Re: Unlock iphone - international purchase

Noted. Thank you for your time.
Whiz Kid

Re: Unlock iphone - international purchase


@Blk wrote:
Thank you for your feedback.

Doesnt VM possibly have agreements like roaming for ecample with any carriers in myfirstpremiercard Botswana that I could run the 12 months period tied to them through you? Because this renders the phone useless at this current juncture.

Or rather could I not purchase a number and make a full payment on the contract to have it unlocked. Even a transfer of lock to a local carrier would suffice for me.

Great post. It was much needed. Love your simplistic style of explanation. Smiley Happy

Blk
Whiz Kid

Re: Unlock iphone - international purchase

Thank you,

 

Its just a little sad that a phone that even Apple neither sells nor supports is still carrier unlocked as is expected to be used for a year without exception.

 

Its not even LTE compatible.