Verizon iPhone 5 activation for unlock use

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by m0no, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. m0no macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2009
    I purchased a Verizon iPhone 5 from the Apple store online for pickup because I wanted to have an unlocked phone. They activated the phone at the store but the box is still sealed. I plan on cancelling the plan and paying the etf. Do I need to open the box and connect via wifi to complete a full activation to use the phone as an unlocked device? I don't want to open the box unless I have to since I am planning this as a gift.
  2. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2011
    From what I understand, yes. The unlock only takes place when it is activated through iTunes.
  3. m0no thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2009
    Thanks, I guess I will do that so I am sure it will be unlocked.

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