Will Sprint SIM cards still work?
Sprint’s LTE network will be retired on June 30, 2022. The good news is most Sprint LTE and 5G devices are compatible with the T-Mobile LTE or 5G network and will continue to operate on T-Mobile’s LTE and 5G networks. Customers only need to take a few easy steps: Replace the Sprint SIM card with a T-Mobile SIM card.
What is a UICC SIM card?
What Does Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) Mean? The Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) is a type of SIM card, a smart card used for mobile terminals/phones utilizing GSM or UMTS networks.
Is UICC and Iccid the same?
UICCID or more commonly called ICCID The ICCID is the number that uniquely identifies the UICC. The UICC is unique since it contains a series of values that identifies the owner (called issuer) and the account detail of the subscriber.
Is Sprint still CDMA?
“Sprint will be shutting down gradually its CDMA network towards Thursday, May 31, 2022,” according to SoftBank’s website.
What is the UICC for Sprint?
UICC lock restricts the device usage only on the Sprint network and it cannot be activated on other networks. UICC unlock meaning is that we are unlocking the SIM-card use restriction of the device so that you can operate your device on any network.
What is UICC Unlock on Android phone?
UICC of a SIM acts as a lock to ensure the security of user data by limiting some of its features and binding it to only one data provider. Unlocking the UICC phone means removing the SIM lock restrictions from your phone.
What is the service provider UICC?
UICC stands for Universal Integrated Circuit Card. It is a new generation SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) included in cell phones or notebooks used in some high speed wireless 3G networks such as those of AT or T-Mobile. The UICC identifies you to your wireless carrier so they know your plan and services.
What will happen to Sprint CDMA phones?
In April 2020, T-Mobile officially took ownership of the company, including all of its spectrum and network towers, which would ultimately be repurposed for 5G. Sprint’s 3G CDMA network was the first to go when T-Mobile started to shut down Sprint’s systems in March.
Why is my phone asking for a UICC?
What is MFF2 SIM?
There is another option, an embedded SIM called MFF2 UICC (chip SIM). From a technical perspective, it works the same way as a regular SIM card, but is vacuum-sealed and can be soldered directly onto the circuit board during manufacturing.
Can I just switch SIM cards between Sprint phones?
SIM cards are only used for access to LTE and are not freely swapable between devices like they are on most other carriers in the world. In order to swap SIMs, you have to call Sprint customer service and have them pair your new device’s IMEI to the old SIM number.