A reader, Tami, writes
I recently bought a iPhone 5c from a friend who said it would work on straight talk I went to their website and it also said that it was compatible after purchasing the Byop kit it doesn’t work. It appears the phone is locked to sprint. Is there anything I can do? help would be appreciated got it for my son for Christmas and can’t get it to work.
Your Sprint iPhone 5C is a Model A1532 or a Model A1456? As far as I know all A1456 models are locked to Sprint. While the phone is technically capabile of being used on a number of netorks, Sprint locks the phones to prevent that. When you bought the BYOP kit, did you get the one with the SIM card or a CMDA phone kit? Do you know? What happens when you tried to register it on the network?