Verizon iPhone 5 "2YR Contract" vs "Device only"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gMacbookPro, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. gMacbookPro macrumors member

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    I have a question on both of these devices.

    Ppl confirmed that all verizon iPhone 5 is unlocked and I tested my 2 year contract iP5 with AT&T nano sim today and it works on the AT&T network.

    But once I restore my contracted Verizon iPhone 5 to fresh starts, the phone need my Verizon sim card to active the iPhone or it will stays in the welcome screen.

    I want to know if you get "device only" from Verizon, do you need their sim to activate the phone?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gMacbookPro thread starter macrumors member

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  3. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, the initial activation has to be done w Verizon sim.
     

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