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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Verizon iPhone unlocked?

I heard the Verizon iPhone 5 was supposed to be unlocked out of the box, but when I check my IMEI online it says that it's locked. What gives???
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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Don't worry about those imei sites.
Most of them are off.
All verizon i5's are fully unlocked for gsm use.

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I heard the Verizon iPhone 5 was supposed to be unlocked out of the box, but when I check my IMEI online it says that it's locked. What gives???
That's because cdma bands are locked. GSM bands are unlocked. So technically, it is locked.
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Don't worry a out those imei.
Most of them are off.
All verizon i5's are fully unlocked for gsm use.
Aren't AT&T's iPhone 5's also unlocked?
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That's because cdma bands are locked. GSM bands are unlocked. So technically, it is locked.
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Don't worry a out those imei.

Most of them are off.

All verizon i5's are fully unlocked for gsm use.
Oh ok. Thanks guys =]
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Aren't AT&T's iPhone 5's also unlocked?
If you buy it full price then yes.
If on contract it's locked to AT&T till the agreement is up.
The verizon i5 even if its on contract it's fully unlocked for gsm use.
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If you buy it full price then yes.
If on contract it's locked to AT&T till the agreement is up.
The verizon i5 even if its on contract it's fully unlocked for gsm use.
Or pay the ETF.
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