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VinesPlus

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Hi, I have two questions, Do any of you own or know about the Straight Talk iPhone 5S being Verizon capable or if they have easy unlocking or is it unlocked out of the box???

So here is the story, I just saw a good deal at Walmart for a Straight Talk iPhone 5S for 149.99 and have been looking for one for a long time and I remembered seeing something that Straight Talk Uses all major carriers and I bought it for pick up and to double check I called Straight Talk and the guy said that their variant of the iPhone 5S uses Verizon's CDMA towers, can you clarify that for me to see if he was correct??

And lastly I want to know if Straight Talk's Unlocking Service is easy and hassle free or if the iPhone comes out of the box unlocked.... I need some light sheaded into this.. Thanks to everyone for answering quickly!!!!
 

Reno Raines

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If it is a Verizon phone then it is already unlocked. All their LTE phones have to be unlocked out of the box per an agreement with the Feds.
 

VinesPlus

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May 2, 2016
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If it is a Verizon phone then it is already unlocked. All their LTE phones have to be unlocked out of the box per an agreement with the Feds.
The guy on Straight Talk Support guy said" it relies on Verizon bands" but I don't know if it's a Verizon phone. Do you know?
 

Savor

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http://www.howardforums.com/showthr...iPhone-6s-Straight-talk-from-walmart-unlocked

^ Check this thread.

Might not be easy to unlock. I plan to get my iPhone 7 on Verizon for the reason it comes unlocked but also checked that $150 iPhone 5s. I am also curious about it myself since I want to buy another 5s since I don't plan to shell out $250 extra for a SE for the same looking device. I checked all over the web a few days ago for it and never got a clear answer if Straight Talk 5s from Walmart comes unlocked.

OP, please let me know if the iPhone 5s comes unlocked. Put a sim in there to check. Might say invalid sim. Not sure at all either as it seems locked to ST. Thanks.
 

VinesPlus

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May 2, 2016
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http://www.howardforums.com/showthr...iPhone-6s-Straight-talk-from-walmart-unlocked

^ Check this thread.

Might not be easy to unlock. I plan to get my iPhone 7 on Verizon for the reason it comes unlocked but also checked that $150 iPhone 5s. I am also curious about it myself since I want to buy another 5s since I don't plan to shell out $250 extra for a SE for the same looking device. I checked all over the web a few days ago for it and never got a clear answer if Straight Talk 5s from Walmart comes unlocked.

OP, please let me know if the iPhone 5s comes unlocked. Put a sim in there to check. Might say invalid sim. Not sure at all either as it seems locked to ST. Thanks.
Ok, I will, thanks for the help!
 

a-m-k

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What was the urgency of the title. When I saw it, I assumed it was hardware or user issue?
 

VinesPlus

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May 2, 2016
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What was the urgency of the title. When I saw it, I assumed it was hardware or user issue?
Oh, I'm sorry, it's just I do not want to waste my money on this and I am picking it up soon so I needed answers, sorry if I wasted your time
 
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