How do you use an unlocked phone with Sprint?
Follow these instructions to switch to Sprint and use your own cell phone:
- Make sure your device is unlocked (contact your current carrier if you’re unsure)
- Make sure your phone is compatible on Sprint (either online or in a Sprint store)
- Choose the right Sprint plan (see below)
- Order your SIM card from Sprint.
Can I activate a GSM phone on Sprint?
Short answer: yes. But not all carriers and not all your phone’s features will work with every carrier. Cell phone carriers use two types of technology to connect your phone to their network: GSM and CDMA. Sprint phones use CDMA technology, which means they sometimes don’t play as well with GSM networks.
Will unlocked phone work on Sprint?
Unlocking your device will not necessarily make it interoperable with the Sprint network. In other words, a device designed for one network is not compatible with another network merely by unlocking it.
How do I know if my phone is compatible with Sprint?
To check whether your cell phone is compatible with Sprint, find your IMEI number then enter it on the Sprint website. Sprint will confirm whether or not you can use your cell phone with their SIM card. Note that your phone will need to be compatible with the Sprint network as well as unlocked.
What unlocked phones work on Sprint?
Here is an overview of some of the most popular unlocked smartphone models that work on Sprint’s and Verizon’s CDMA networks.
- Samsung Galaxy S9. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is an excellent unlocked smartphone for performance enthusiasts.
- Google Pixel 2 XL.
- Motorola Moto G Plus.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Does Sprint use GSM or CDMA?
Sprint and T-Mobile use different technology to power their 2G networks—Sprint uses CDMA technology (like Verizon) and T-Mobile uses GSM (like AT). The big difference between CDMA and GSM is that CDMA phones don’t have SIM cards — with the exception of newer LTE-enabled devices that need a SIM card.
Can I put Sprint SIM in GSM phone?
Sprint and Verizon are CDMA carriers. Also, swapping phones on GSM networks is easier because GSM-compatible phones use SIM cards. If you have a Sprint phone, you will be able to use a SIM card from carriers that run on the same network, such as Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Ting.
What carrier is compatible with Sprint?
Some of the best MVNO carriers that currently have agreements with Sprint are Tello Mobile, Net10 Wireless, Republic Wireless, Straight Talk, Ting Mobile, Tracfone, and Twigby. Of these, only Tello Mobile relies on Sprint exclusively, whereas the others use multiple host networks.
What other carriers are compatible with Sprint phones?
Other carriers that use the Sprint network
- Red Pocket.
- Pix Wireless.
- Republic Wireless.
- Net10 Wireless.
Can you unlock a Sprint phone if you owe money?
If you bought your phone outright, it’s considered a “prepaid” device and can be unlocked one year after its initial activation. There’s one caveat, however: Your bill from your carrier has to be paid. So if you owe money, your carrier doesn’t have to unlock your phone.