Interesting with replacement white verizon phone

SilentLoner

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I just got a white box replacement white iPhone 5 and when I put the Verizon SIM card in it said select the carrier. I did and it said once this choice is made it will be locked. The decision is final yadada
 

pugnut

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I just got a white box replacement white iPhone 5 and when I put the Verizon SIM card in it said select the carrier. I did and it said once this choice is made it will be locked. The decision is final yadada

Verizon Sim ? Where specifically did you get that ?
 

luqtotheman

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I just got a white box replacement white iPhone 5 and when I put the Verizon SIM card in it said select the carrier. I did and it said once this choice is made it will be locked. The decision is final yadada
Verizon doesn't use SIM cards, they use CDMA.
 

themadrussian

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It doesn't lock the phone on GSM. It just locks the phone's CDMA/LTE to Verizon or Sprint. I have a replacement iPhone 5 (model A1429/ND209LL) and went through the same prompt.
 

SilentLoner

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It doesn't lock the phone on GSM. It just locks the phone's CDMA/LTE to Verizon or Sprint. I have a replacement iPhone 5 (model A1429/ND209LL) and went through the same prompt.
Does it unlock it though because it didn't go away when I restored it a second time.
 

themadrussian

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Does it unlock it though because it didn't go away when I restored it a second time.
I haven't tried restoring my phone since I got it. I don't really care if it's locked to Verizon rather than Sprint, I would never use Sprint.

The SIM card is unlocked for GSM no matter what. All the locking does is lock the CDMA/LTE to Sprint or Verizon.
 

LoloBond

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I just got a white box replacement white iPhone 5 and when I put the Verizon SIM card in it said select the carrier. I did and it said once this choice is made it will be locked. The decision is final yadada
At that point you can select either Verizon or Sprint... at work I got a 4s replacement and switched to Verizon at that screen... called Verizon and activated the phone. Once you select a carrier there is not way to go back that I know.

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Just restored it again and it came up again.
If you got that again you're lucky... the 4s once you select a carrier there is no way back.
 
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