FAQ: IMPORTANT READ BEFORE BUYING
TURNING ON THE PHONE FOR THE FIRST TIME CAN OR WILL ACTIVATE AND LOCK THE PHONE TO VIRGIN MOBILE/BOOST MOBILE.
Then you cannot unlock the phone (switch away from Sprint/VirginMobile/BoostMobile) until you satisfy their requirements (usually 12 months with a service plan).
1. If you want to use this phone on GSM Networks like T-Mobile, AT&T, or International or a different CDMA network such as Verizon, you must use an UNLOCK SERVICE before turning it on!vomitThere are sellers on eBay that will unlock the phone. They will ask for the IMEI number (not the ICCID number). The IMEI number can be found on the sticker on the box or on the metal backside of the phone towards the bottom. DO NOT TURN ON THE PHONE BEFORE IT IS UNLOCKED! WARNING!!! THE EBAY SELLERS WILL SAY YOU CAN FIND THE IMEI # (TO UNLOCK) IN THE PHONE’S SETTINGS. DON’T DO THAT/DON’T TURN ON THE PHONE. FIND THE IMEI # ON THE iPhone BOX [coinpost.com]OR IF YOU CANT FIND IT ON THE METAL BACKSIDE [macworld.co.uk]HERE [macworld.co.uk] SO THAT YOU DON’T TURN ON THE PHONE!!! WARNING: THE IMEI # ON THE BOX HAS 14 DIGITS BUT THE SELLERS MAY SAY IT NEEDS 15 DIGITS. THERE ARE 15 DIGITS ENGRAVED ON THE METAL BACK OF THE PHONE SO YOU MAY HAVE TO OPEN THE BOX TO TRY THE UNLOCK.vomit Once the phone has been unlocked AND put on Ringplus, then you can turn the phone on. The reason why you still want to put it on RingPlus first even after an eBay seller unlocks it is that you may not be 100% sure that it is unlocked, but at least you’ll let the iPhone be associated with RingPlus & not Virgin Mobile.
HOW TO IMPORT ??Use services like Ishopinternational etc, They will buy onyour behalf and ship to your doorstep.