Drama on the Sprint International Unlocking Front

Some confusion here. First Sprint tells Engadget:

Our SIM does not come out of the device - I believe the same is true of Verizon’s iPhone but you would need to confirm that with them. Customers can sign up for one of our international rate plans and use this phone all over the world.

But then, in an update, Sprint changes its tune, saying “the SIM is removable and is not affixed to the device”.

I can confirm that the SIM card pops out of the Sprint iPhone 4S, but I don’t know what the deal is with international roaming and prepaid SIMs. I’ll have the phone with me in Montreal this weekend, so I should be able to find out then.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011