Accurate to advertise Verizon iPhone 5 as unlocked?

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

  1. marekkurlmann macrumors regular

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    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)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. asp821 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Verizon does not lock any of their LTE devices so your Verizon iPhone 5 is absolutely unlocked.
     
  4. dcharleyultra macrumors 6502

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

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    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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