Iphone 5 bad esn

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  1. Masonburrows macrumors newbie

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    If a iphone 5 has a bad esn can I use it in the uk
     
  2. heated lime macrumors newbie

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    Is it factory unlocked?
     
  3. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    as long as its a verizon iphone 5, it is factory unlocked and the IMEI should be clear for overseas service. a sprint iphone 5 will need to be unlocked first.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You didn't say what carrier iphone 5 you're talking about.
    If its Sprint then its NO.
    If its Verizon then Yes.
     
  5. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    the sprint phone can still be unlocked and used overseas with a bad esn.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Correct but its wont be unlocked on its own like the Verizon one and the unlock can be pretty costly.
     

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