Verizon CDMA iPhone and Korea

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by KJmoon117, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm planning on buying the iPhone 5, which will probably be a CDMA phone for Verizon.

    Provided that the same policies for the iPhone 4 will apply to the iPhone 5, will I be able to switch to another carrier (SKTelecom, which uses CDMA/4G LTE) and how? I ask because I'm an international student who will be going back to my home country this summer and I would like to keep using the same phone.

    As for unlocking the phone, a Verizon salesperson told me that after six months, I can ask Verizon to unlock the phone for me.
     
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    Many CDMA operators won't activate phones that they didn't sell. The first thing to do is to find out whether SKTelecom will let you use an imported phone.
     

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