Can a Verizon Iphone 5 Work on Virgin Mobile or Boost?

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  1. Praesto macrumors regular

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    So recently my friend was given an Iphone 5 from the Verizon network. (Her friend no longer needed it) and she asked me if it can be used on Virgin Mobile or Boost.

    Are Verizon Iphone 5's unlocked from factory? ( A few articles said they were)

    If not, can they be unlocked? (What is the process, I have never done this)

    Lastly, would it work for Virgin of Boost?


    Appreciate the assistance!
     
  2. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

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    With the 5 the answer is no. Verizon iPhone 5 phones do not work on the Sprint network.
     
  3. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    The Verizon iPhone 5 is unlocked but Sprint doesn't allow non-Sprint devices on their network so if you use those carriers, it doesn't really matter if the iPhone is unlocked. Can't use it on Boost or Virgin Mobile anyway.
     
  4. Praesto thread starter macrumors regular

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    What pay as you go carriers allow the Iphone 5 from Verizon to work?

    Edit: Also thanks for the replies!
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    AT&T, T-Mobile or MVNO that uses AT&T or T-Mobile towers. Cricket, AirVoice, H2O, Straight Talk, PTel, etc. It might also be usable on the Verizon MVNO, Page Plus.
     
  6. Praesto thread starter macrumors regular

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    rui no onna - You are awesome thank you for the information.
     

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