When sprint started selling the iPhone 4S it was available with an unlocked and now it looks like Sprint has decided that any new iPhone 4S will have its SIM locked when the device is activated.
The new comes from an internal Sprint memo and it looks like this will start from today, the 11th of November, but what about customers who have already purchased the iPhone 4S from Sprint?
Starting tomorrow, all iPhone 4S devices will have the SIM locked. The locking occurs during the activation process and is invisible to the customer (no extra action is needed by customer or rep).
The SIM lock update will not impact any current iPhone 4S customers (activated prior to 11/11/11).
It looks like customers who already purchased the iPhone 4S front Sprint wont be affected to this and their devices will remain unlocked.
Source The Next Web
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