Refurbished iPhone 5 from apple

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hoyboy, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Hoyboy macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2012
    Hi everyone. I recently had to swap my iPhone 5 due to a wifi fault and got a refurbished iPhone 5 from apple. My original iPhone was locked to Vodafone as an upgrade. I'm just curious whether the replacement from apple is locked to Vodafone as well or does it accept any SIM card? Thinking of selling this phone when I next upgrade which why I'm curious.
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    They'll be locked to whichever network the original phone was. When they put it through the system it copies the activation profile over to the new phone.
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Yep, this is true. It's not that hard to get your phone unlocked anymore though.
  4. Hoyboy thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2012
    Ahh ok. I'm in the uk so I don't know if it makes any difference or not? Oh well otherwise I'll get it unlocked another way

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