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More on the Sprint iPhone 4S International Roaming Situation

Jason Snell:

It’s unclear about Sprint iPhone 4S models purchased before November 11. They may remain SIM-unlocked forever, though it’s possible Sprint will be able to issue some sort of update that locks them.

So, if you’re a savvy international traveler who wants the option of using a foreign micro-SIM in your Sprint or Verizon iPhone 4S, now you know the deal: Keep paying your bills, and after 60 days (for Verizon) or 90 days (for Sprint), you can call and request that the carrier unlock your micro-SIM slot. Then you can buy pre-paid cards to your heart’s content.

Why make you wait for this at all? This is a huge advantage both carriers have over AT&T (which won’t unlock your GSM SIM, period, no matter what).

Friday, 11 November 2011