Does a Sprint iPhone 5 work on Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bjcskier, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. bjcskier macrumors member

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    Just got a Sprint iPhone 5 - had it for a little while but frustrated with service more and more.

    Can I take the Sprint iPhone 5 and activate it on Verizon? Or are iPhone 5 devices locked to each carrier?
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Only the GSM portion of the SIM slot is unlock able. It will not read other C-SIMs (CDMA SIM Card). You will have to sell the Sprint one and buy a Verizon one with a Verizon C-SIM installed.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    Verizon wont activate it on their network since its a Sprint locked iphone.
    You can use it on AT&T, Tmobile and any other GSM carrier though.
     

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