1. tubbz the bull's Avatar
    first off im not trying to do anything illegal!!!! but ibam leaving the country(u.s
    a.) and roaming charges are crazy from sprint. yes I've tried going through Sprint but i keep getting sent store to store and no one can help me. I just want to be able to use my phone in another country with out having to pay and arm and a legg for it so id rather just purchase a prepaid sim card while im there to be able to atleast communicate for my duration.
    03-19-2017 09:31 AM
  2. myandroidgs6's Avatar
    As I heard .. You can buy a new sim card from the country you come to ...
    Like .. If you go to EU then you only buy 1 ..

    Better yet ... go there and buy a cheap portable phone from convenient stores ...?
    03-19-2017 09:48 AM
  3. tubbz the bull's Avatar
    As I heard .. You can buy a new sim card from the country you come to ...
    Like .. If you go to EU then you only buy 1 ..

    Better yet ... go there and buy a cheap portable phone from convenient stores ...?
    Going to south America and I heard T-Mobile has great service down there so I wanted to buy one here then leave and not take any chances
    03-19-2017 09:53 AM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Going to south America and I heard T-Mobile has great service down there so I wanted to buy one here then leave and not take any chances
    Have Sprint unlock your phone, if it's not already.
    03-19-2017 11:53 AM
  5. ratsttam's Avatar
    That's actually a very common request. Maybe instead of asking for them to "sim off" your phone, tell them you want to use a different sim while out of the country. Most carriers allow you to unlock the phone if you can give a valid reason. I don't know if it's part of the T-Mobile version or if this works with all, but the Note 5 I have, has a temporary unlock feature for this exact reason. Sprint should be able to unlock the sim. It's possible that it's unlocked already, but I don't know how to test for that without simply putting a different company sim in it (this works with Verizon phones as part of their LTE band requirement).
    03-19-2017 04:17 PM
  6. mcoomer's Avatar
    When I went to France, I simply bought a SIM from Orange. They had me up and running in about 20 minutes. Mine is a Verizon phone. I didn't have to ask them to unlock or anything. No interaction with Verizon. Simply put the SIM in, they (Orange) configured the phone, and I was good to go.

    Mike
    03-20-2017 05:15 PM

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