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    Unlocking ???

    My 180 days of being on Metro will be up on 7/25. I have an iPhone xr. Do I need to call Metro to unlock the phone b4 I put in a different carriers sim??? Do I need the carriers sim b4 unlocking??? After unlocking ??? Looking @ VZ prepaid - it has the best svc in the mountains of NEPA. Please excuse my asking but this is my 1st smart ph & I didn’t research enough b4 going to Metro. Metro has dropped calls & no svc in areas I need svc.
    I know I have to pay on 7/25 for another month of svc. It will give me time to figure this out & get help from HF people.
    Thank in advance for answering🥰

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    Usually there is an app on your phone called unlock. Open, follow instructions.

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    I don’t have an app on the iPhone - where do I get it ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal71 View Post
    I don’t have an app on the iPhone - where do I get it ???
    There isn't an app for the iPhone.


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    The iPhone will automatically unlock on day 181/2/3. You don’t have to call anyone.

    You don’t have to pay for another month’s service to have the unlock happen, either.

    Type your iPhone’s IMEI into this website and it will tell you when it’s unlocked:

    https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/bring...D=LP:BYOD:Shop

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    ??? Unlocking

    Quote Originally Posted by bakedapple View Post
    The iPhone will automatically unlock on day 181/2/3. You don’t have to call anyone.

    You don’t have to pay for another month’s service to have the unlock happen, either.

    Type your iPhone’s IMEI into this website and it will tell you when it’s

    https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/bring...D=LP:BYOD:Shop
    Thank you baked apple for your knowledge- much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal71 View Post
    Thank you baked apple for your knowledge- much appreciated
    You’re most welcome and good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakedapple View Post
    The iPhone will automatically unlock on day 181/2/3. You don’t have to call anyone.

    You don’t have to pay for another month’s service to have the unlock happen, either.

    Type your iPhone’s IMEI into this website and it will tell you when it’s unlocked:

    https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/bring...D=LP:BYOD:Shop
    The results I get is that the phone is compatible with Sprint. The phone is described as Sprint open box. I assume that means it was unlocked?

    It's a 6S purchased from Metro in December.


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    Quote Originally Posted by prof68 View Post
    The results I get is that the phone is compatible with Sprint. The phone is described as Sprint open box. I assume that means it was unlocked?

    It's a 6S purchased from Metro in December.


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    That’s correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakedapple View Post
    That’s correct.
    Oh, that's great. Only paid for the first month service then it was used as a media device by my daughter. Good to know it's unlocked now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal71 View Post
    My 180 days of being on Metro will be up on 7/25. I have an iPhone xr. Do I need to call Metro to unlock the phone b4 I put in a different carriers sim??? Do I need the carriers sim b4 unlocking??? After unlocking ??? Looking @ VZ prepaid - it has the best svc in the mountains of NEPA. Please excuse my asking but this is my 1st smart ph & I didn’t research enough b4 going to Metro. Metro has dropped calls & no svc in areas I need svc.
    I know I have to pay on 7/25 for another month of svc. It will give me time to figure this out & get help from HF people.
    Thank in advance for answering��
    Get an extension to pay. They'll give you 3 days. Get it unlocked then go to Verizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prof68 View Post
    Oh, that's great. Only paid for the first month service then it was used as a media device by my daughter. Good to know it's unlocked now.


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    You’re welcome. Yes, all Metro phones unlock after 6 months (used to be 3).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellular-dude View Post
    Get an extension to pay. They'll give you 3 days. Get it unlocked then go to Verizon.
    Not necessary. All Metro phones automatically unlock after 6 months whether you pay for service or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakedapple View Post
    Not necessary. All Metro phones automatically unlock after 6 months whether you pay for service or not.
    So you never need service ?

    If I bought a Metro phone off Ebay that is 6 months old it would probably be unlocked ?
    is there a way to check the IMEI to know the first day it was sold or activated ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackVW View Post
    So you never need service ?

    If I bought a Metro phone off Ebay that is 6 months old it would probably be unlocked ?
    is there a way to check the IMEI to know the first day it was sold or activated ?

    Thanks so much
    Ask for the IMEI, then run it on the link I posted above. Then you’ll know for sure as to it’s lock status.

    Again, there’s usually a couple/three days of slack in between day 180 and when the phone actually unlocks.

    And you’re welcome.

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