Bestbuy. Buy Sprint iphone but immediately unlock to T-Mobile

  • 22 September 2020
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I have account credit at Bestbuy that I want to put toward a new iPhone. However T-Mobile is not listed as a carrier for the iPhone 11 and I presume the as of now unreleased iPhone 12. Do you see any issue in buying a Sprint iPhone outright then immediately unlocking to T-Mobile? I’m hoping this shouldn’t be a problem now that Sprint & T-Mobile are now one. Thanks

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I think I’ve seen this idea before. It runs into the problem that they need to link the purchase to a Sprint account and Sprint accounts are not yet merged into T-Mobile’s system.


Thanks for the info drnewcomb. I did a trial run at BB online and as you say I needed to provide my Sprint account number