iPhone 4S SIM Cards On Sprint To Be Locked During Activation Starting November 11th

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Although there has been some reports that the iPhone 4S would be shipped with an unlocked SIM from Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S). Above is a screenshot of an internal memo as received by Sprintfeed that states starting on November 11, 2011 “all iPhone 4S devices will have the SIM locked.” The memo also states that ?the locking occurs during the activation process and is invisible to the customer.? The SIM lock update will not impact any iPhone 4S devices activated prior to 11/11/11. New customers will have to contact Sprint Worldwide for international services. [SprintFeed]