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Sprint - Model A1662 or A1723?

Charity

Mar 24, 2016, 8:43 PM
Switching over to Sprint & wondering if there's a preferred model to use on their network. I mainly want to make sure I can use my phone overseas w/ a local SIM card.
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linkfeeney

Mar 25, 2016, 9:31 AM
if you going to use this phone for overseas, I would suggest the att or tmobile unlocked version. Most of the countries uses GSM.
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Charity

Mar 25, 2016, 12:09 PM
I was thinking that, but Apple's website says the unlocked model won't work on Sprint, which makes no sense? Or is there something I'm missing?
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Jonathanlc2005

Apr 2, 2016, 5:16 PM
this is not true. sorry

sprint does allow global roaming through their own version called sprint global roaming. link is here http://www.sprint.com/landings/international- value-roaming/ but i can only assume it uses edge or 1x, not sufficent for voip but if you do wifi calling, it may be possible to do free calling.

it is also possible to get it unlocked but someone already listed the link to the unlocking policy also try the apple store

the other choice is getting a cheap temporary phone that you can get unlimited texts with global roaming and then use the cheap unlocked phone with the countries sim to call them back.

i have the international roaming plan as well as google voice for international just in case but i use the mot...
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linkfeeney

Mar 25, 2016, 9:35 AM
when I got the iphone 6s plus for my wife, the apple sale rep told the unlocked version can go to any carrier. Since you want to use a local sim card,,, it has to be unlocked. Have fun!
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Rich Brome

Mar 25, 2016, 11:02 AM
Sprint uses bands 25, 26, and 41 for its LTE network. You need all three for the full "Sprint Spark" network. I strongly recommend a phone with all three of those bands, otherwise you might get very poor LTE coverage and/or speeds.

A1723 is the only model with LTE 41. That's the Sprint version. You should get that one. It has all of the other bands you need for decent global roaming.

Whether you can get it unlocked for local SIM cards is something to take up with Sprint. Their unlocking policy is here:

https://www.sprint.com/legal/unlocking_policy.html »
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