1. dentalexel's Avatar
    I bought a 32 gb N6 on eBay and it was listed as unlocked. It has the sprint sim in it when it came and had already been activated on Sprint. Does that now lock it to Sprint?
    02-13-2015 08:35 AM
  2. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Yes.
    Every carrier has their own SIM to make it work on their network.
    You can take it to another carrier and get their service and SIM if you so desire.

    Mav.
    02-13-2015 08:43 AM
  3. dentalexel's Avatar
    thanks. I wasn't sure. I thought i saw someplace that once the Sprint sim was activated it locked it to Sprint.
    02-13-2015 08:49 AM
  4. VW Maverick's Avatar
    You would, of course, need to close your Sprint account before moving or "porting" the number to another carrier, but it should be fairly painless to do so.

    Mav.
    02-13-2015 08:52 AM
  5. Tom C2's Avatar
    Is there anyone that can help me out with unlocking a Sprint Nexus 6 because I want to change the carrier.
    02-15-2015 09:08 AM
  6. maverick7526's Avatar
    Is there anyone that can help me out with unlocking a Sprint Nexus 6 because I want to change the carrier.
    You need to call sprint. As long as you own the phone, and your in good standing bill wise with them, they have to unlock your phone.

    Posted via THE Nexus 6!
    02-15-2015 11:14 AM
  7. CMSevilla's Avatar
    You will need to get Sprint to give you the unlock code for the phone. They won't usually do this unless the original owner has cancelled his contract. I cancelled a N6 order cause they won't give you the unlock code unless you cancel your account.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    02-16-2015 10:39 PM
  8. Greg C's Avatar
    thanks. I wasn't sure. I thought i saw someplace that once the Sprint sim was activated it locked it to Sprint.
    You may have been thinking about the Nexus 6 being activated on AT&T. Once the Nexus 6 is activated on AT&T it is locked (as normal) and you will be rewarded with AT&T bloatware. Of course you can port it to another carrier, but the bloatware stays.
    02-22-2015 01:32 AM
  9. Deputy1's Avatar
    I bought my N6 from Sprint. I closed my account after one month and went to T Mobile. They put in their SIM card, and it worked immediately. No problems.
    02-22-2015 06:13 AM
  10. jhmaynard's Avatar
    I bought my N6 from Sprint. I closed my account after one month and went to T Mobile. They put in their SIM card, and it worked immediately. No problems.
    How do you like the N6 on T-Mobile? I just left Sprint and a G3 and started on T-mo with a Nexus 6. I am having major problems with calls: receiving and placing them.
    03-11-2015 12:52 PM
  11. TriBeard92's Avatar
    As far as I am aware, putting in a sim from one company does NOT lock you to that company, nor does it install their bloatware. The only units that get the bloatware are the ones that are sold by ATT, Sprint, and soon to be Verizon (the Tmobile one has no preinstalled apps other than the google ones). You just need to get a sim card for whoever you want to use the phone with and set up an account with them, and when you install it the phone will activate and you'll be good to go.
    03-11-2015 03:10 PM
  12. TriBeard92's Avatar
    So far I haven't had any problems with my nexus on tmobile, other than that my service sucks at home and I don't have WiFi calling on this phone (yet), so that is unfortunate. Otherwise, it's good.
    03-11-2015 03:37 PM
  13. diesteldorf's Avatar
    As far as I am aware, putting in a sim from one company does NOT lock you to that company, nor does it install their bloatware. The only units that get the bloatware are the ones that are sold by ATT, Sprint, and soon to be Verizon (the Tmobile one has no preinstalled apps other than the google ones). You just need to get a sim card for whoever you want to use the phone with and set up an account with them, and when you install it the phone will activate and you'll be good to go.
    Sprint also has no bloatware and is identical to the TMO, MOTO, and Google play editions
    03-11-2015 04:31 PM

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