Does a non committed Verizon iPhone 5 work in another country?

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  1. suryahere macrumors newbie

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    Does the verizon iphone 5 which is a non contract one (650$) I bought today from an Apple store work in another country (India) with a local carrier?

    If yes, do I need to activate it with verizon or can I directly activate it in another country?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it will work fine anywhere with any gsm carrier.
    You can activate it Later in India.
    Not a prob.
     
  3. suryahere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you sure?

    The guy at the apple store told me that it needs to be activated by Verizon and will work in another country only if Verizon unlocks it. I remember reading that Verizon's iphone 5 models are unlocked!
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'm very sure.
    The guy gave you wrong information. What he told you it's true for a verizon iPhone 4S but for the i5 it's a different story.
    All verizon i5 models are fully unlocked for gsm use.
    It doesn't need to be activated with verizon at all.
     
  5. indyzzzz, Nov 13, 2012
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  6. Carrie123456 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a Verizon iPhone 5 without contract, so do I have to activate it with verizon to use it on straight talk?
     
  7. KernWillia macrumors newbie

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    I remember reading that Verizon's iphone 5 models are unlocked! [​IMG]
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    Any GSM sim will activate it fine.
     

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