iPhone 5 unlocked required for international use?

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Jul 11, 2014
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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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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.
 
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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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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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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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