iPhone 5c from Verizon

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JohnnyDJunior, May 28, 2014.

  1. JohnnyDJunior macrumors regular

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    I know the iPhone 5s from Verizon comes unlocked but does the 5c come unlocked too. Can anyone help me with this
     
  2. patt2k macrumors regular

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    It's unlocked for GSM carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, and most international carriers. The CDMA part is still locked to Verizon. So no Sprint, but they won't activate it anyway.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Any LTE capable phone from Verizon should be unlocked by default.
     
  5. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    I think any device that has LTE now comes unlocked, wasn't that part of some FCC rule to make all LTE devices unlocked on Verizon?
     
  6. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Yup, whether or not the FCC had to enforce it or Verizon casually submitted is another matter....all I know is that they are indeed unlocked. My iPhone 5c 32GB Blue comes later today and I'm planning on running some extensive GSM/UMTS/LTE tests with a pre-paid SIM I have lying around as well as possibly a few friends SIM cards. I plan on traveling throughout Europe eventually so aside from my nerdy technical interest in cellular/wireless technology it'll be useful to know I can get pre-paid service in Europe.
     
  7. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Does the esn have to be clean on Verizon, in order to work on gsm carriers?
     
  8. patt2k macrumors regular

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    Nope it don't matter.

    Of course no one here will suggest you use stolen phone or lost on GSM carrier:D
     
  9. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Lmao kind of a strange question if its outside the technical scope. But yeah they they are seperate technologies and its highly unlikely a GSM carrier would even know what that is.
     
  10. JohnnyDJunior thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because i just bought an iPhone 5c from ebay for $99 and the description says she doesnt want it but likes android rather. Hope its in good working condition
     
  11. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    You should be fine using it on a GSM network. I have the 32GB but the verizon iPhone 5c's support the following frequencies/modes/whatever

    Model A1532 (CDMA)*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)

    LTE Frequencies:

    1 - 2100MHz
    2 - 1900MHz
    3 - 1800MHz
    4 - 1700MHz
    5 - 850MHz
    8 - 900MHz
    13 - 700MHz
    17 - 700MHz
    19 - 800MHz
    20 - 800MHz
    25 - 1900MHz

    That pretty much covers every GSM and 3G-UMTS carrier on the planet and a significant chunk in the US, outside the US I can't say you'll get full coverage because its missing 2500, and 2600 and some others but you'll still get excellent coverage in LTE and of course UMTS and GSM service. Enjoy!
     

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