1. TheJediGoddess's Avatar
    Hi,
    I bought the M9 and wanted to give my boyfriend my M8 to use on Straight Talk. They told me all I needed to do was buy the Sprint CDMA BYOP kit and get a 45.00 plan. We did that but during the activation process, it would not work. They then told me that I could not use the phone w/ their company. Is there any way to get around this? If I can get it unlocked, does it only work for international use? Is there an unlock process for domestic use? Or am I SOL? I did a search of the M8 forum prior to posting but if I missed a thread that addresses this issue, please let me know (and my apologies).

    As a last resort, perhaps I can find someone to trade me for a GSM M8 in the marketplace. Thanks guys!
    04-18-2015 08:52 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    Hi,
    I bought the M9 and wanted to give my boyfriend my M8 to use on Straight Talk. They told me all I needed to do was buy the Sprint CDMA BYOP kit and get a 45.00 plan. We did that but during the activation process, it would not work. They then told me that I could not use the phone w/ their company. Is there any way to get around this? If I can get it unlocked, does it only work for international use? Is there an unlock process for domestic use? Or am I SOL? I did a search of the M8 forum prior to posting but if I missed a thread that addresses this issue, please let me know (and my apologies).

    As a last resort, perhaps I can find someone to trade me for a GSM M8 in the marketplace. Thanks guys!
    How to SIM unlock the HTC One (M8) for free | HTC Source
    04-18-2015 09:04 AM
  3. TheJediGoddess's Avatar
    THANK you! Question, have you used the paid service referenced in the article? I'd like to get it done ASAP and would gladly pay 12.95 to avoid waiting.
    04-18-2015 09:15 AM
  4. Gekko's Avatar
    THANK you! Question, have you used the paid service referenced in the article? I'd like to get it done ASAP and would gladly pay 12.95 to avoid waiting.
    no i have not.

    good luck.
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    04-18-2015 10:04 AM
  5. TheJediGoddess's Avatar
    I was able to obtain the sim unlock code from Sprint via chat. Straighttalk.com shows that the IMEI is valid but when trying to activate, it says not compatible again. I was not prompted to enter in the 6 digit unlock code provided by sprint. HTCSimUnlock said that Sprint has some type of software that blocks it from allowing the unlock prompt to pop up. A**whipped at this point is an understatement. What a fiasco.
    04-18-2015 12:38 PM
  6. Gekko's Avatar
    I was able to obtain the sim unlock code from Sprint via chat. Straighttalk.com shows that the IMEI is valid but when trying to activate, it says not compatible again. I was not prompted to enter in the 6 digit unlock code provided by sprint. HTCSimUnlock said that Sprint has some type of software that blocks it from allowing the unlock prompt to pop up. A**whipped at this point is an understatement. What a fiasco.
    this is why i only buy Unlocked Nexus phones. best value, future-proof, and freedom bar none.

    Nexus 5 + AT&T GoPhone
    04-18-2015 07:05 PM
  7. TheJediGoddess's Avatar
    this is why i only buy Unlocked Nexus phones. best value, future-proof, and freedom bar none.

    Nexus 5 + AT&T GoPhone
    You were the smart one LOL. We ended up getting him a cheapo LG 41C *ultimate 2* - Dude he's coming from an OLD Samsung that uses T9 so anything is an improvement lol. It's a nice little phone, especially for the price. I had fun setting it up. I'll just sale my M8 and be done with it.
    04-19-2015 08:07 AM

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