Unactivated Verizon iPhone 5 (unlocked)?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marcelo4527, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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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!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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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 :D Just put in your sim and use.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    That's great!! I'll test mine with a different carrier sim as soon as I put my hands on it :p
     
  4. macrumors regular

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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. :D
     
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    VinegarTasters

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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.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Can the phone be picked up from the BestBuy store without a Verizon account?
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Yes
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, just get the full price, unactivated one
     
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    Jordan921

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    Only the GSM slot is unlocked.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Marcelo4527 and Serkan, did you test your phones? do they work on 4G networks?
     

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