iPhone 6 verizon locked - for use in Ukraine?

pmcdn

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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!
 

pmcdn

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Nov 13, 2008
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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.
[doublepost=1490659640][/doublepost]Are you certain? So my Verizon iPhone 6 is unlocked??

How can I verify?
 

C DM

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

How can I verify?
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.)
 

Böhme417

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

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
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.
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.
 

Böhme417

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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.
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.
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
It's an iPhone 7 that I got from Verizon on launch day. I know it's technically unlocked, since it works on T-Molbile. 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.
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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