Verizon iPhone unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AppleFanatic10, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68020

    AppleFanatic10

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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???
     
  2. Applejuiced, Dec 22, 2012
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    macrumors Nehalem

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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.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    That's because cdma bands are locked. GSM bands are unlocked. So technically, it is locked.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't AT&T's iPhone 5's also unlocked?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 68020

    AppleFanatic10

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    Oh ok. Thanks guys =]
     
  6. macrumors Nehalem

    Applejuiced

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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.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Or pay the ETF.
     

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