Unlocked iPhone 4S - Best plan for unlimited data?
No, I am pretty sure that it is up to the CDMA carrier if they will allow the phone to be activated on the carrier. That is pretty much the standard with Verizon or Sprint in the US, with which both have a policy of not activating iPhones not bought from them. I know US Cellular won't allow the CDMA iPhone at all.
Originally Posted by shadymg
You would be able to use the iPhone 4S with a GSM carrier like AT&T, though not so sure about CDMA based MVNOs, if they will activate an unlocked iPhone 4S.
The "unlocked" refers to GSM. CDMA phones don't traditionally work that way as your subscriber information is usually white listed with a carrier at the time of purchase. With GSM, the SIM (Subscriber Information Module) card carries that info.
Now, as I understand it, Verizon or Sprint could very well activate the iPhone 4S by SIM card method, though they don't.
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