What do I need to know before trying to Unlock a Sprint Phone?
You should first review Sprint's official unlock policy on their website.
If you are not eligible to unlock your Sprint phone because you do not meet their requirements then you can alternative use our unlocking services.
Our Sprint unlock service also has certain conditions for it to work. Please review these conditions before submitting your order with us.
Can you Unlock your Sprint Phone to use on another CDMA or GSM Carrier?
How To Unlock your Sprint CDMA Phone:
In short, it is not possible to unlock most Sprint phones to use on other carriers. Because of the technology limitations with CDMA devices, with the exception of the Sprint iPhone which has GSM capabilities by default, and can easily be unlocked and used on GSM networks. To use your Sprint iPhone on another CDMA Network like Verizon in the USA, you are advised to Contact Sprint to ask them on a case to case basis. If it is at all possible, Sprint would need to register the IMEI or MEID number in their system first before the phone can work
There are also some Samsung models and android models which can be "made to work" with GSM networks however it is not a simple process. We have a software that does support limited Sprint Samsung models, which can be unlocked easily without the need to root or tamper with the device. Besides these models specified on this page below all other models would require rooting the device and updating the modem firmware and ROM to get it to work. And this too is only possible for some handsets. If you are interested in this service you can contact us.
Sprint Network Unlock Process
The Sprint network unlock method is different from most carriers as they do not use the typical 8 digit unlock code. They have to be marked unlocked in the Sprint database and once that has been done you should change your network settings from CDMA to GSM. And this only applies if your phone is GSM compatible.
Sprint phones are not great for traveling abroad. The majority of the rest of the world was using GSM technology, and the countries and regions that used CDMA weren't always compatible with Sprint's devices.
With Sprint you have the inability to easily swap phones on Sprint's CDMA network. To this day, you can't just go out and buy an unlocked device and expect to use it immediately on Sprint, if at all.
On Sprint, your phone has to be compatible with the carrier's network. If you break or lose your device, for example, you're probably going to have to have a headache getting a new one to use because there's a chance you'll have to pay full retail price for the device (unless you have insurance or some other deal worked out). Sprint's 4G LTE devices is that they support the use of SIM cards, and some Sprint devices have their SIM cards unlocked. For now there is very little options if any to network unlock your CDMA device. The Good news is Sprint CDMA is expected to begin the process to phase it out entirely and hopefully it will be fully replaced by 2022 or 2023 to a new GSM network focused on 5G.
Unlock Sprint Phone Online
Not eligible to Unlock your Sprint phone because of unpaid bills or active on another account or SPCS No status. Now we have an amazing new tool which can Unlock your Sprint Samsung phone regardless of the account status. This service is also cheaper than the alternative services. With our latest Samsung Sprint Unlocking software we are now easily able to unlock certain Samsung models instantly. Simply order our service called: Sprint Samsung Unlock by Software found at the order form at the top of this page. Once you place your order and send the payment we will email you the download link , username and password as well as sufficient credits in the software account to unlock one Samsung phone locked to Sprint instantly.
These are the Samsung Sprint models that are supported by our Sprint Unlock Software:
Galaxy S7 SM-G930P
Galaxy S7 Edge G935P
Galaxy S8 G950U/G950U1
Galaxy S8+ G955U/G955U1
Galaxy S9 G960U/G960U1
Galaxy S9+ G965U/G965U1
Galaxy Note 8 N950U/N950U1
Galaxy S10E (G970U/U1) Sprint USA U1/U2 Android 9, 10
Galaxy S10 (G973U/U1) Sprint USA U1/U2 Android 9, 10
Galaxy S10+ 5G (G975U/U1) Sprint USA U1/U2 Android 9, 10
Note 10 (N970U/U1) Sprint USA U1 Android 9 Only
Note 10+ (N975U/U1) Sprint USA U1 Android 9 Only
If your Samsung model is not listed above, please do not order the software (it will not work). However you can order the regular Sprint service from us called: Sprint Samsung Unlock Service
CanadaUnlocking.com Unlock Policy for Sprint:
The phone must be activated and used on Sprint for minimum 50+ days to be eligible.
After successfully unlocking you will be able to use your Sprint phone only on compatible networks.
Check network compatibility before ordering this service.
If you plan to use another CDMA network you will need to register the IMEI number in their database (by calling customer service) before it will work.
If you are planning to use a CDMA or GSM network contact them to make sure the phone is compatible first
- Only active / clean imeis supported.
- this service will work in the usa, and outside of the usa.
- spcs:yes only supported.
- spcs:no not supported. important: if your device reverts from spcs:yes to no your device will be relocked as these devices are mostly unbarred. unbarred imeis not supported. devices that have been unbarred first through sprint unbarring is not allowed in this service.
- device fed met: yes supported
- currently active=no supported
- device active for 50+ days.
- check status with "usa sprint - clean / active / unpaid / blocked / fraud check" before ordering
To Unlock your Sprint Phone You will need the following:
Your phone's IMEI number: It is your phone's identity, like a serial number or a fingerprint even. Most phones have a 15-digit number written in fine print on the back of the device. You can also find it by dialing *#06# into your phone's dialer app, or go to the settings and then the About Phone section.
A SIM card from a different carrier other than Sprint: A SIM card is how your device connects with your wireless provider. If you change out one SIM card for another that uses the same network then usually you will not get the automatic unlock code prompt. Normally you can switch to these other carriers without the need to unlock your phone.
What is a SIM Unlock?
Cellular phones are expensive technology. To help make them more affordable to new customers carriers like Sprint,and Verizon would commonly offset the cost by locking a phone to their network. Instead of paying $600 for a new phone, new customers could pay $0 down in exchange for agreeing to a 3-year contract which had the price of the phone built into the monthly payments. The phone was then 'locked' to the network so even if you ended the contract, the phone would not work with competing services; forcing you to buy a new phone.
Unlocking a wireless device lets your phone work on any network that has compatible technology.
Why Should I Unlock My Cell Phone?
There is usually no rush to unlock your smartphone. If you are happy with your current wireless provider (Sprint) you can choose to leave your device locked. However If you do choose to move to another carrier later you'll still have the right to unlock your phone later on. However if you plan on going on a last minute vacation or trip out of the country where Sprint is Roaming then you are usually better off unlocking your phone so that you can purchase a local sim card and save on roaming fees. Don't get stuck with your phone asking for an unlock when you are overseas, you may find it difficult to call back home and wait on hold incurring long distance charges. Your best bet is usually to get it over with an unlock your Sprint phone now.
Free Sprint Unlocking (Sprint)
In many cases it is possible to obtain an unlock or an unlocking service for you Sprint device free of charge by contacting Sprint customer support directly using the Toll Free Number 1-855-639-4644 or going to their website here: Sprint unlock policy
However if you have not met all their conditions they may refuse to unlock it. It is possible to Unlock unlock a Sprint iphone free using this method.
Unlock Sprint Samsung Phones
Removing the Sprint cell phone sim lock is an easy procedure! Sprint Phones do not take network codes at all. They are unlocked over the air and the unlock is pushed through the server directly to your device remotely once the request an unlock has been accepted by the phone carrier.
unlock a Sprint iphone X, 8, 7, 6, 6S, 5S, SE, 5C, 5 & 4S by IMEI ...
These iPhones models come locked when you purchased them directly from Sprint. However if you pay off the balance then you can get them unlocked for free using Sprint's website. However if you still owe money on your Sprint Phone then it is possible to still get it unlocked using our services by making a request to unlock the device.
Unlock a Sprint iPhone
To Unlock a Sprint iPhone an official request has to be made to Apple through the carrier ( ie: Sprint). Once it is approved the unlock is pushed over the air to your handset. Usually the end user is required to insert a sim card from a different carrier and then connect their iPhone to iTunes, click back up device (to prevent data loss) and then click Restore Device. Once these steps are followed a message in iTunes will display " Congratulations Your Phone has been Unlocked ". If you don't have a SIM card for your iPhone, you can connect your phone to iTunes, erase and restore it for your phone to unlock.
See Also APN settings for Sprint
A reason to unlock your Sprint phone is to benefit from the latest wireless deals that require you to bring your own phone. For example: When comparing postpaid or prepaid plans of tmobile vs Sprint if we find we can get more value for our money then it is high time to switch carriers. With so many cheap cell phone plans being released during the holidays ( In February Deals seem to be the best time according to consumer reports). Not to mention the iPhone deals that come out every September. It is definitely a good practice to compare offers and search for which network provider is better for you as the consumer. If your phone is locked to Sprints network that means you will not able to take advantage of a competing offer without getting the device unlocked first. The unlocking process is straight forward and you can have an unlocked Sprint phone in no time.
Typically Samsung Phones from Sprint only take 1 or 2 business days to unlock. To unlock Your iPhone still in contract it may take longer. To take advantage of these deals it usually requires us to get phones on installment plans however this means that we can't get the phone unlocked for free from Sprint until it's paid off completely (that usually takes years). If we want to take advantage of the cell phone deals in the market but still be able to use our phone on any network carrier we want then getting an unlocked phone is an option. A better choice is to Unlock the Phone you already have! Using an Unlock Software is not the best choice since it will void the warranty, however the unlocks done at Canada Unlocking are official Unlock that is completely legal and does not void your warranty!
Once your Sprint Phone is unlocked you can easily switch carriers using one of these services:
- Cricket wireless
- Verizon fios
- Boost mobile
- Xfinity internet
- Simple mobile
Sprint Corporation is an American telecommunications company that provides wireless services and is an internet service provider, based in Overland Park, Kansas.
It is the fourth-largest mobile network operator in the United States and serves 54.3 million customers as of June 30, 2019. The company also offers wireless voice, messaging, and broadband services through its various subsidiaries under the Assurance Wireless, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile brands, and wholesale access to its wireless networks to mobile virtual network operators. In July 2013, a majority of the company was purchased by the Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank Group Corp., although the remaining shares of the company continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Sprint uses CDMA, EvDO, 4G LTE, and 5G NR networks. Sprint is incorporated in Kansas.