Accurate to advertise Verizon iPhone 5 as unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marekkurlmann, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. marekkurlmann macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2007
    After upgrading to an iPhone 6, I'm going to be selling my purchased-on-contract Verizon iPhone 5. As I understand it, the Verizon-model iPhone 5 can accept SIM cards from all GSM and most CDMA carriers. Is it accurate to advertise the iPhone 5 as unlocked, or are there some restrictions on usage?

    If there is any type of lock or restriction, how do I go about getting the phone completely unlocked (the contract has expired)?

  2. 0249825 Suspended

    Jun 18, 2010
    Yes, I believe so. I purchased a Verizon iPhone 6+ to use on AT&T and all I had to do was pop the SIM card in. I believe from what other people told me that it's the same for the 5 as well.
  3. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2009
    New York
    Verizon does not lock any of their LTE devices so your Verizon iPhone 5 is absolutely unlocked.
  4. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2013
    The phone is not unlocked for other CDMA networks.
  5. Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

    Dec 27, 2010

    Well, to be accurate CDMA carriers can decide to add another company's compatible CDMA phone ESN or MEID, yet they don't, not even Verizon has a history of accepting competitors phones.

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