iPhone 6 verizon locked - for use in Ukraine?

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  1. pmcdn macrumors regular

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    I am about to move to Ukraine (Lviv) and have an iphone 6 locked with Verizon. Will I be able to use it in Ukraine as it is now?

    If not, what is the best way to go about it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. eyoungren, Mar 27, 2017
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    No.

    You don't.

    Per an agreement with the FCC, all LTE-capable Verizon devices come unlocked out of the box.

    Your device was unlocked the day you got it.
     
  3. pmcdn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you certain? So my Verizon iPhone 6 is unlocked??

    How can I verify?
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If you have a postpaid account with Verizon, your iPhone 6 is unlocked.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Should be unlocked. The only real way to verify is to use another non-Verizon SIM to see if it still picks up a signal or gives you a message about the SIM being invalid. (I guess there's also the method of restoring the phone and seeing the message that it's unlocked, but I'm not sure that actually applies to factory unlocked phones that were essentially never locked to begin with.)
     
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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes 100% unlocked for any gsm carrier in the world.
    Stick a sim inside and you'll verify in a second.
     
  8. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    I've had mixed results with this. If I pop an AT&T SIM in my (VZW) iPhone, I get a SIM card invalid message. If I pop a TMo SIM in there, it works just fine.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    What model iPhone? And you're using it in the us right?
    Maybe that particular device is blacklisted?
    But all LTE capable Verizon iPhones are fully unlocked for any gsm carrier.
    So I don't really know why yours works with T-Mobile but not AT&T.
     
  10. Böhme417, Mar 28, 2017
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    Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    It's an iPhone 7 that I got from Verizon on launch day. I know it's technically unlocked, since it works on T-Mobile. I've also used other SIM cards in it while abroad without issue.

    Is it possible the AT&T SIMs I've tried are somehow locked? The ones I've tried are on active postpaid accounts. All the T-Mobile SIMs I've used are prepaid.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its a weird situation for sure and not how it should behave.
    It shouldn't really matter if its post paid or prepaid account sims.
     

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