GSX Report - is this iPhone 6 plus from Verizon really unlocked?

sserye

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Oct 13, 2014
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Hi,

My pleasure to be posting on this forum.

Recently i bought an iPhone 6 Plus on eBay. The seller listed the phone as a new one from Verizon.
I live outside USA, and a friend of mine, bought this iPhone for me.
The seller didn't activate the phone, just took the sim card out of the box, as he told me.
I will get this phone next week, i just asked my friend to send me the IMEI to check the unlock status of the phone. As far as i know, it have not been activated yet on Verizon.

I got this information from Chronic Unlocks regarding the carrier information about this iPhone:

serialNumber : xxxx (omitted)
partDescription : IPHONE 6 PLUS SPACE GRAY 16GB VERZN-USA
imeiNumber : 3543xxxx40 (omitted)
initialActivationPolicyDetails : US Verizon LTE MM N51/N48/N42 Activation Policy
initialActivationPolicyID : 2023
unlocked : false
unlockDate :
warrantyStatus : Apple Limited Warranty
coverageStartDate : 10/21/14
coverageEndDate : 10/20/15
daysRemaining : 373
PurchaseDate : 10/21/14
purchaseCountry : United States
registrationDate :
productDescription: iPhone 6 Plus
nextTetherPolicyID: 2023
nextTetherPolicyDetails:US Verizon LTE MM N51/N48/N42 Activation Policy
appliedActivationPolicyID:
appliedActivationDetails:
unbricked : false
firstUnbrickDate :
lastUnbrickDate :
meid : 3xxxs (omitted)
iccID :
productVersion :
macAddress :
bluetoothMacAddress:C88(omitted)03
Simlock:Locked

Find My Iphone : OFF

But, if you take a look at Simlock information it is reported as Locked.

I haven't try any sim card from another GSM carrier yet, but i am feeling worry about getting this phone locked.
Is it locked to another CDMA carrier and unlocked to any GSM carrier?

Any thoughts about it? Thanks in advanced,

Regards,
 

sserye

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Oct 13, 2014
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Thank you so much for the quick reply!

But why does it say Simlock: locked ?
 

Zinthar

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Jul 10, 2006
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I have no idea. That information was sent by Chronic Unlocks.
The seller bought it directly from Verizon as he said.
Is it possible that Chronic unlocks has some bad info there?

All LTE phones sold by Verizon are required to be carrier unlocked per an agreement with the FCC, so that aspect shouldn't be an issue. If someone bought it from Verizon subsidized under contract you should be free to use it. I'm not sure what the status is, though, if they bought it under a payment plan.

I'd recommend putting your SIM in prior to powering on the device. If it initially gives you an activation error, try a DFU restore while plugged into iTunes.
 

sserye

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Oct 13, 2014
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Is it possible that Chronic unlocks has some bad info there?

All LTE phones sold by Verizon are required to be carrier unlocked per an agreement with the FCC, so that aspect shouldn't be an issue. If someone bought it from Verizon subsidized under contract you should be free to use it. I'm not sure what the status is, though, if they bought it under a payment plan.

I'd recommend putting your SIM in prior to powering on the device. If it initially gives you an activation error, try a DFU restore while plugged into iTunes.
Thanks, i will do that.

I also checked the IMEI on http://www.imei.info and got similar information to Chronic Unlocks:

MEI: (omitted)
Serial Number: (omitted)
Bluetooth MAC Address: (omitted)

Initial Activation Policy ID: 2023
Activation Policy Description: US Verizon LTE MM N51/N48/N42 Activation Policy
Applied Activation Policy ID:
Applied Activation Policy Description: None
Next Tether Policy ID: 2023
Next Tether Activation Policy Description: US Verizon LTE MM N51/N48/N42 Activation Policy

Part Description: IPHONE 6 PLUS SPACE GRAY 16GB VERZN-USA
Product Version:
Last Restore Date: -

First Unbrick Date: None
Last Unbrick Date: None

Estimated Purchase Date: 10/21/14
Coverage Status: Apple Limited Warranty
Product Sold By: VERIZON WIRELESS - D239301
Purchased In: United States
CoverageDetails: This unit is covered by an Apple Limited Warranty Parts and Labor are covered.

Unbricked: No
Locked: Yes

Find My iPhone: Off

I think it says Unbricked because this iPhone have not been connected to iTunes yet, but the Locket status is still there.
Maybe it will change to Unlocked once a new GSM SIM card is inserted. I hope so.
 

famoussasjohn

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Jul 7, 2010
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Perhaps for international use it is sim locked and will only be able to use US sim cards? I would assume as long as it shows it's Verizon, it can definitely be used on any carrier in the US, barring it being listed as stolen.
 

sserye

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Oct 13, 2014
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Perhaps for international use it is sim locked and will only be able to use US sim cards?
I investigated so much about Verizon iPhones 6 before I made this purchase, as far as i know, Verizon iPhones 6 should be unlocked for any GSM, but this GSX report, makes me feel worry about it.
 

stevedusa

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Jun 12, 2012
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Umm I dunno about you but when I put in T-Mobile and ATT SIMs into my VZW 6+ it worked.

Just for ***** and giggles I even put in one of my family member's SIM from an out of country carrier and it registered onto either of the GSM networks.

Oh also, when I was in China for a business trip, the SIM from China Unicom in the VZW 6+ works just fine.

So yeah, it's unlocked on the GSM part.
 

sserye

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Oct 13, 2014
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Umm I dunno about you but when I put in T-Mobile and ATT SIMs into my VZW 6+ it worked.

Just for ***** and giggles I even put in one of my family member's SIM from an out of country carrier and it registered onto either of the GSM networks.

Oh also, when I was in China for a business trip, the SIM from China Unicom in the VZW 6+ works just fine.

So yeah, it's unlocked on the GSM part.
Yes, that's the information i got about Verizon iPhones 6. Also the seller checked with the Verizon representative, and they said it is GSM unlocked.
Does it need to be activated on Verizon before use it on another GSM carrier?
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Yes, that's the information i got about Verizon iPhones 6. Also the seller checked with the Verizon representative, and they said it is GSM unlocked.
Does it need to be activated on Verizon before use it on another GSM carrier?
No, you don't need to do nothing to a verizon lte iphone.
Its automatically unlocked.
I wouldn't worry about those imei websites.
If its really a verizon iphone 6 then its fully unlocked. Just relax and wait till it arrives so you can use it.
 

sserye

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Original poster
Oct 13, 2014
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No, you don't need to do nothing to a verizon lte iphone.
Its automatically unlocked.
I wouldn't worry about those imei websites.
If its really a verizon iphone 6 then its fully unlocked. Just relax and wait till it arrives so you can use it.
yeah you are right, thank you guys. I will update this thread once i have access to the iPhone.
 

stevedusa

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Jun 12, 2012
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Yes, that's the information i got about Verizon iPhones 6. Also the seller checked with the Verizon representative, and they said it is GSM unlocked.
Does it need to be activated on Verizon before use it on another GSM carrier?
Nope. The only thing that makes it a VZW phone is the ESN in the phone is in VZW's approved device database.

Someone put a VZW's SIM card into their TMobile branded 6+, and guess what, it registered onto the VZW's network for both data and voice. Although in the VZW account manage page the phone shows up as NON-VZW-DEVICE or something like that.

As the chipset which drives the communication gets more unified, the only difference is just going to be what they are branded for. Pretty soon, maybe in a generation or two later, all iPhones will come from one place and all it matters is how it identify itself onto the carrier's network, i.e. the SIM or UIM cards in the phone.
 

famoussasjohn

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Jul 7, 2010
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I investigated so much about Verizon iPhones 6 before I made this purchase, as far as i know, Verizon iPhones 6 should be unlocked for any GSM, but this GSX report, makes me feel worry about it.
You should be fine then. No need to worry until it actually arrives, but even then, any SIM should work just fine due to it being a Verizon iPhone which was confirmed at least by the IMEI check.
 

sserye

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Oct 13, 2014
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You should be fine then. No need to worry until it actually arrives, but even then, any SIM should work just fine due to it being a Verizon iPhone which was confirmed at least by the IMEI check.
Thank you guys for the information!
 
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