So what do we know about the 5C and unlock states?

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  1. benyben123, Oct 3, 2013
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    benyben123 macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    Ok.

    5C (not "s")

    5C by AT&T - is it unlocked?
    By Verizon?
    By T-Mobile?
    By Sprint?

    Do we have the word yet?

    Sorry if this was asked before. Looked it up and got confused.

    Thanks!
     
  2. fanchee macrumors 6502a

    fanchee

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    I'm not sure how legitimate the IMEI.info site is, but when I entered my info it came back saying my 5c was unlocked. I have a Verizon 5c, purchased directly through my Verizon store.
     
  3. benyben123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    appreciate that. maybe more people can comment on other carriers.

    thx!
     
  4. wicker21 macrumors member

    wicker21

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    Both the 5c and 5s on Verizon are unlocked. They are required to come unlocked by law due to the 700MHz spectrum deal with the government. This is the case for devices bought under contract and those bought outright.

    I put a T-Mobile and AT&T SIM in my wife's Verizon 5c and they both worked without any issues.

    This thread has a ton of information: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1637205
     
  5. benyben123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's great!

    So we got Verizon 5C covered.

    What about the other carriers?

    Thx
     
  6. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    any phone bought under contract/subsidized pricing will not be unlocked and will be locked to the specific carrier except for Verizon. Nothing special about the iPhone.

    If you want it unlocked, buy it unlocked from Apple. $550.
     
  7. benyben123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i mean if u buy full price but a carrier's iPhone.
     

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