jonathanm1978 Posted April 26, 2013 Share Posted April 26, 2013 Let me start by saying this: I'm not trying to do anything that would violate or otherwise break any providers ToS... I repair computers - tablets - laptops -- and sometimes android phones and iPhones for a local pawn shop, and the owner of the pawn shop is always giving me gadgets to play with... I got first "dibs" on an IP4 he got from a person on pawn. They pawned it and never came back, so he handed it off to me, mainly so I can figure out if he can do anything with it -- there's not a big instruction book for pawnbrokers on these phones these days...sometimes a provider WILL let someone bring a phone to a line...sometimes they won't. Depends. I had this issue with a phone I purchased from Ebay...it was NOT a bad ESN phone, there was NO balance owed...but Sprint still gave me a bit of hassle on hooking it up to my line. I actually had to have the guy that I purchased it from call Sprint, verify that I DID NOT steal the phone...and they finally allowed him to transfer "ownership" of the phone to my account, then proceeded to hook it up on my line. Ok...went off in that tangent to say this: This iPhone 4 that I got from the pawnshop owner...I kinda would like to give to my daughter and get her a prepaid Virgin Mobile sim for it...Since all I have to do is tell the owner that I want the device for myself, and pay him whatever price (he only has $50 in the phone...I was going to offer him $100 if I can use the thing) I chatted with Sprint yesterday about it, and they referred me to Sprint Int'l chat... Sprint Int'l told me that they couldn't unlock it. But then I google and find sites that say they can be unlocked....or I find things that say I can jailbreak it and use it that way... Now, I'm more of an android person, so does jailbreaking an iPhone go against anything...looked down on, or otherwise not encouraged? My daughter has an old gen3 ipod...and she's getting to where she can't hardly do anything with the thing because it won't take the iOS update...says it's too far outta date (crock).... Though I don't agree with being forced to by more hardware just to use apps such as Fbook and all, I'd rather her have something like an iPod versus having an Android...but I may just give her my acer tablet since I don't use it...but if I can, I'd like to use this iPhone, or at LEAST find out what I can tell the pawnshop owner that can be done with it.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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