Interesting with replacement white verizon phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SilentLoner, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

    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
     
  2. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    Verizon Sim ? Where specifically did you get that ?
     
  3. luqtotheman macrumors regular

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    Verizon doesn't use SIM cards, they use CDMA.
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    In LTE phones, they do. Stop spreading false information. What you're saying was true about 3 years ago.
     
  5. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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  6. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    The Verizon LTE phones come with SIM cards now. You can't do LTE without a SIM card.
     
  7. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just restored it again and it came up again.
     
  8. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Do you have an ATT sim that you can test in it to see if it's really locked ?
     
  9. themadrussian macrumors regular

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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.
     
  10. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does it unlock it though because it didn't go away when I restored it a second time.
     
  11. themadrussian macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  12. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    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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    If you got that again you're lucky... the 4s once you select a carrier there is no way back.
     
  13. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

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    Wrong. Lte requires a sim.

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    Yes, Verizon sim, as in a SIM card from Verizon. You've heard of Verizon? You know what a sim card is?
     

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