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Old Nov 23, 2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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Smile Unactivated Verizon iPhone 5 (unlocked)?

I bought an unactivated verizon iphone 5 at best buy, but I'm not currently in the US so I asked my girlfriend to pick it up at the store..

I got it because I want to use with other carriers
I've seen people telling me that I have to activate it with verizon first so then I woujld be able to use it with other sim cards, and some people said that I don't have to activate with verizon, I can just put any sim card and it will be already unlocked and good to go.. I called verizon a few times and the same thing happen where some would tell me the first case, and others would tell me the second case..

Dis anyone got an unactivated iPhone 5 from verizon and never got it activated with verizon and it worked? Did anyone got it from best buy? Thanks!
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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All the Verizon phones are unlocked just get yourself a Nano-Sim and you are good to go.You dont need any activation or verizon confirmation.Nothing Just put in your sim and use.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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All the Verizon phones are unlocked just get yourself a Nano-Sim and you are good to go.You dont need any activation or verizon confirmation.Nothing Just put in your sim and use.
That's great!! I'll test mine with a different carrier sim as soon as I put my hands on it
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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Go ahaed .I use Verizon , my friend bought it from US and now I am in Turkey with Turkcell and works properly and never had problems.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:03 AM   #5
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Does the iPhone 5 Verizon model work with other CDMA carriers in other countries? Anybody try that? Like Japan or China.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:53 AM   #6
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I bought an unactivated verizon iphone 5 at best buy, but I'm not currently in the US so I asked my girlfriend to pick it up at the store..

I got it because I want to use with other carriers
I've seen people telling me that I have to activate it with verizon first so then I woujld be able to use it with other sim cards, and some people said that I don't have to activate with verizon, I can just put any sim card and it will be already unlocked and good to go.. I called verizon a few times and the same thing happen where some would tell me the first case, and others would tell me the second case..

Dis anyone got an unactivated iPhone 5 from verizon and never got it activated with verizon and it worked? Did anyone got it from best buy? Thanks!
Can the phone be picked up from the BestBuy store without a Verizon account?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:56 AM   #7
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Can the phone be picked up from the BestBuy store without a Verizon account?
Yes
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:26 AM   #8
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Can the phone be picked up from the BestBuy store without a Verizon account?
Yes, just get the full price, unactivated one
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:28 AM   #9
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Does the iPhone 5 Verizon model work with other CDMA carriers in other countries? Anybody try that? Like Japan or China.
Only the GSM slot is unlocked.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 09:03 AM   #10
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Marcelo4527 and Serkan, did you test your phones? do they work on 4G networks?
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