Mar 16

Sprint customers can now unlock their cell phones

 The new  rules for unlocking  USA carrier cell phones went into effect last month.  As of  February of 2015 the big four cell phone carriers (AT&T, VERIZON, TMOBILE & SPRINT) all are participating in a voluntary agreement to allow users to unlock their phones.  Three of the four carriers had been actively doing this for over a year, with Sprint being the last holdout.

Finally! Sprint will allow customers to unlock  their phones.  Prior to the agreement unlocking a phone had been a great source of frustration for many Sprint customers.

Before everyone goes running into their Sprint store (or any other carrier store)  there are a few conditions that must be in place to qualify for the unlock.

1.  You must own the phone free and clear – eg. No payments owning on a finance to own plan, service contract must be complete.

2.  No payments owing to the carrier – eg. No unpaid bill or late fees


Once these conditions are met call into customer service, or  request your unlock online.  Each carrier will have additional requirements  along with the 2 main ones – after all they don’t want to make it too easy for you to jump ship.

In the case of Sprint customers,  there is  another catch – most of their phones are CDMA  technology, and cannot be unlocked for  GSM use ( on networks like AT&T & Tmobile).  Sprint’s unlocking policy states:

 “Specifically, devices manufactured with a SIM slot within the past three years (including, but not limited to, all Apple iPhone devices), cannot be unlocked to accept a different domestic carrier’s SIM for use on another domestic carrier’s network. Sprint has no technological process available to do this.”

Fortunately, third party unlocking services like Mobilelizard.com  are now able to unlock Sprint iphones.  Please note blacklisted and blocked Sprint iphones can technically be unlocked, but will not work inside the USA. They will work fine outside the USA once unlocked.

Email us unlock@mobilelizard.com  for more details.


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  1. Amber

    I have recently bought a sprint lg g4 but it is blacklisted. I have already called page plus and they have said if i unlock the sim i will be able to use it on their network. Can you unlock it for me?

    1. admin

      email us at unlock@mobilelizard.com

  2. walter Montenegro

    Ayuda por favor como desbloqueo mi s5 g900r4 cdma de US cellular

    1. admin

      No sorry US cellular cannot be unlocked.

  3. Michael

    I have a sprint Lg G3. It has a bad ESN due to the previous owner not paying the bill and having the phone financed through sprint. Can I get this fixed and unlocked to use on walmarts family mobile?

    1. admin

      try looking on cl for someone to flash it. family mobile will not take it.

  4. walter Montenegro

    Tengo un s5 g900r4 cdma era de sprint y no me lee ningún chip ayuda por favor

    1. admin

      no senor..no fix for that

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