replacement iPhone5 locked to Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by isaber5, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. isaber5 macrumors newbie

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    So I heard verizon iphone5s are unlocked out of the box.

    I got replacement iPhone out of white box at apple store yesterday and while activating it, I noticed extra locking step that wasn't present when I activated original phone earlier.

    While activating it told me to,

    1. choose national carrier that I want my phone to be locked to.
    2. only option I could choose was verizon
    3. I selected it and it gave me warning "This can not be undone"
    4. I had to lock my phone in order to pass the step.

    So, am I screwed as international traveller?

    Do people who got their iphone shipped directly from apple.com had this step too?

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    bump, anyone ordered verizon iphone5 from apple store?
     
  2. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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  3. isaber5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can anyone confirm?

    This sucks because I can't return this replacement phone to verizon -_-
     
  4. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Can you get a hold of an AT&T nano sim (maybe from someone with an AT&T iPhone 5?) and test it out?

    If its unlocked, their nano sim should work on your phone and AT&T signal should appear (and be functional). That's the best way to test it 100%.

    I am curious about this as well because I am going to be traveling internationally and I had always thought that Verizon unlocks devices for international use (I have been a subscriber just over a year, so I am past the 60/90 day rule, as I bought the phone full price this time).

    If I can't use the iPhone 5 internationally then I will need a backup plan.
     
  5. isaber5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. i-John macrumors 6502a

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    If you get a iPhone from Verizon, the LTE/CDMA will be locked to Verizon.

    If you want to use it overseas (or on AT&T), you get HSPA+. That's what is unlocked.
     
  7. SavMBP15 macrumors 6502

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    Verizon will also unlock the GSM portion of the phone for those that are traveling internationally. Just give CS a call (have to be in good standing with your account).
     

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