[Q] How can we enable(trick) Sprint HTC One for Domestic(US) Sim use (data only)
After many conversations with HTC and Sprint it appears Sprint has locked out the ability for use of domestic data cards from competing carriers on their sim capable devices such as the HTC One. It is the consensus opinion this should be an unlock-able option to ensure fair competition of market provided the user is not under contract and is in good standing with Sprint/Carrier. This is currently in Legislation and backed by President Obama. There are also over 115,000 petitioners so far.
I am not under contract, in good standing(paid) yet Sprint says they "can't" enable the use of a competitors Domestic Sim, They did not use the term unlock yet a lock symbol appears in the APN settings next to the Carriers APN(Verizon, T-Mobile)when the Sim card is in. Sprint pretended to be helpful. One support agent even gave me the msid and false ##12345# code saying to use the msid then to unlock, how nice. Another Rep discovered My phone has no Unlock MSL as it is not carrier locked. I purchased it, own it, never activated it on the Sprint Network therefore no MSL needed to unlock. I have an unlocked device. Locked "to" Sprint but not "by" Sprint. I have the right to provision data from any carrier of my choosing but how?
Not going to accept that it "can't" be done. It must be possible to trick or bypass the lock. Example: I took my Nexus 7 LTE to Verizon for a data card. Initially the rep told me it would not be possible. I now have LTE Verizon data.
My question here is can we trick the phone into accepting a Domestic Sim? It must be possible after reading so many threads and seeing the genius Dev going on here. It must be possible to use the device at least for Internet Data at least 3G. LTE should even be possible.
1. Force Roaming with Roam Control?
2. International Rom then the phone would view our Domestic(US) card as International?
3. Flash a Verizon HTC One Rom to the Sprint HTC One to trick the phone into thinking it is Verizon enabling the Verizon Sim to work?(using the sim from my unlocked tablet)
Anyone try this with Success?
This may be possible by provisioning through the sim by the new carrier (If they will do it) like with my Nexus 7 tablet. But I am curious to know if the above/or other options might work.