Did any1 here buy a full price iphone 4s from verizon? is it UNLOCKED?

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  1. PonMak macrumors newbie

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    Verizon online is selling a contract free iphone starting at $649.99.

    I called apple and was told that if i pay the full retail price, the phone should be unlocked.

    any idea on the one from verizon online?

    thanks
     
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  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Why not wait until Apple officially sells it starting November? It's a lot safer than buying from a carrier.
     
  4. PonMak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    need one so bad. siri is so cool.
     
  5. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    just give it a try and see it for yourself. you have nothing to loose since you can still return it before the 30 days period!
     
  6. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    If it arrives unlocked, Verizon can still lock it at any time... Not worth the risk for a couple week delay
     
  7. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Store (retail/B&M) accidentally sold me a Verizon model when I asked to by an off-contract AT&T one.

    It was not unlocked. I had to go back and exchange it for the AT&T one.

    -- Nathan
     
  8. coolweirdo macrumors regular

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    so there is no point to buy the unlocked verizon or sprint
     
  9. wellok macrumors 6502

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    I paid full retail at Apple. It's not unlocked.
     
  10. French macrumors regular

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    I called Verizon Global and they supposedly unlocked mine while I was on the phone with them, however I don't have a SIM to test it with.
     
  11. wellok macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, Verizon Global is good about that. I had a phone I had never unlocked but that I wanted to sell as unlocked, and they did it right over the phone with me. It's a policy of theirs on global phones.
     
  12. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Just cross the border over here to Canada and buy one from an Apple store. They're already unlocked here... :D
     
  13. aneftp macrumors 601

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    I am sure they unlocked it but made it so it's not usable by USA carriers and would force it into CDMA/Verizon towers even though the GSM portion were unlocked.

    That's why I hate CDMA. No such thing as truly unlocked CDMA phone to use on any carrier. Sure you can flash it and use it on metropcs
     
  14. wellok macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I don't care for my own purposes because I'm very happy with Verizon.
     
  15. coolweirdo macrumors regular

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    i just called apple i asked her if i waited to purchase the unlocked verizon iphone 4s will i have the option to use it with ATT she said yes. maybe she didnt know what she was talking about.
     
  16. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    do you understand that they are talking about unlocked CDMA portion of it.

    unlocked GSM iPhone 4S will be available in November, my guess next Tuesday! :D
     
  17. T5J391 macrumors newbie

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    Give it a try to call local apple store if you can get an unlocked one for full price.
    It's less risky/troublesome.
     
  18. jcorbin, Oct 28, 2011
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    i bought a white 32gb 4s full price and to my knowledge it is not unlocked. i've done the same with an android that was a world phone and it didn't come unlocked.
     
  19. ilifecomputer macrumors 6502

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    I was under the impression that the unlocked ones to be sold would be GSM unlocked only. Guess we'll see.
     
  20. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Yes I do understand that...but keep in mind when Verizon or Sprint unlock the phone for you, they aren't unlocking the CDMA side of things, just unlocking the GSM. And they have said that within the states it will still be locked to the CDMA carrier. It will be only for travel reasons for unlocking the sim slot.

    Also, the fully unlocked iPhones don't have a CDMA side at all. Just so people know.
     
  21. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    agreed :)
     
  22. PonMak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i called them couple days ago, and they said if i pay full retail price, it would be unlocked.
     

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