1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Ok, my problem is this: I bought a prepaid phone in us and unfortunately never turned it on.sp the phone never got a chance to register with sprint.
    I came back to South Africa and I can’t use the phone because its carrier locked. I insert a South African sim and i got a msg what says invalid sim.
    Sprint carrier won’t help.
    What can I do now?
    12-19-2018 07:57 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You're pretty much stuck, because most carriers have specific unlock criteria for prepaid phones, to prevent people from taking advantage of the cheap price for the phone without also using that carrier's service. Typically, they'll unlock the phone after you've used their service for about 6 months or so. You could look for 3rd party carrier-unlocking services, but they're not guaranteed to work, and you probably wouldn't get your money back if that's the case.
    12-19-2018 12:12 PM

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