iPhone 5 unlocked required for international use?

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  1. Awais Kazi

    Awais Kazi New Member

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    I have a friend who sold me an iPhone 5 to be used as an ipod long ago, I've been using it to listen to songs and watch videos and thats about it.

    Now, I want to get this iPhone unlocked and use it here in Pakistan.

    Is there anything I can do or is there anything you guys can do to help me?
    I heard if someone calls them up and tells them this phone belongs to him and he wants to get it unlocked for international use, sprint would do that? Idk. Any help?


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  2. chris

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    You could contact Sprint and see if they'll unlock it for international GSM. I don't believe they do any unlocking for local carriers. It's certainly worth a call.
     
  3. Awais Kazi

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    I tried contacting via facebook and they told me I'll have to be their customer first.


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  4. chris

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    Is your friend the original customer? If so, have hime call.
     
  5. Awais Kazi

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    He ain't, neither does he know, thats the problem.


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  6. Awais Kazi

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    Can not you do it? Or someone else might? Its still worth a try don't ya think?


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  7. Europa

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    AT&T has the same policy. They will only unlock iPhones for the original owners.
     
  8. Awais Kazi

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    I don't think if the original owner is required here. Someone on the internet said they just unlock it on a request of any Sprint customer.


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  9. RoofMonkey

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    Well if someone on the internet said it, it must be true ;)
     
  10. Awais Kazi

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    Haha, I didn't say if its true or fake, Im just saying its worth a try. But I can not do it myself because of the geographic location i'm in. P.S : I'm not a customer as well.


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  11. Thedugschucks

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    Can't you get a pay as you go card from Sprint, ask them to unlock the phone then bin the card? That happens here in the UK


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  12. Europa

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    Yes, they will often unlock phones for their customers.
     
  13. Awais Kazi

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    I don't understand what's a pay as u go card? Im sorry but ive never heard of it before


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  14. Thedugschucks

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    If you buy a phone from Apple, you can use any SIM card.
    You have the option of a contract SIM either paid on a one month basis, 12 month (same minute, text and data allowance but cheaper/month) or you can top up a SIM using a credit/debit card if you only use the phone in emergencies. £10 if you topped up every month would give you say 1GB data and 600 texts with the £10 going towards calls at maybe 5p/min to home network and landline, 40p/min to other networks. As you are then using the network you can ask for the phone to be unlocked


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