Carrier Verizon Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tiger8, May 9, 2014.

  1. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    I never used Verizon but I heard their iPhone is the most compatible one since it's GSM unlocked even in the US, plus the CDMA function on Verizon and PagePlus.

    My questions:
    1. Is it true that indeed the phone comes unlocked GSM?
    2. Can you get GSM LTE (i.e. AT&T or T-Mobile) LTE if you switch to say Net10 or StraightTalk? I know both Net10 and straighttalk offer AT&T LTE.

    I'm planning to get the new iPhone using Verizon, use it for three months on VZ and then pay the ETF and go prepaid.
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    The iPhone 5 and 5s are SIM unlocked. My family has both of those models, and we're all running AT&T now.

    The Verizon iPhone 5 will not pickup LTE on AT&T. The Verizon iPhone 5s will. I have no experience with T-Mobile.
  3. keitarou macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2012
    Yes to both your questions. If you search the site, there is a thread that talks about CDMA looking for signal even when you are using GSM only and causes some kind of issue. Might want to look into it.
  4. MsRandall, May 9, 2014
    Last edited: May 9, 2014

    MsRandall macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2011
    Bay Area, Ca
    People buy the Verizon iPhone 5s/5c when they are not Verizon customers just because of its greatness...
  5. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2012
    Verizon Question

    The 5s works perfect on tmobile. I get LTE, HSPA+, CDMA. all works.
  6. Tiger8 thread starter macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    Thanks all! Very useful. I bookmarked that thread and will be reading it
  7. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2012

    Can you buy it if your not a vzw customer?
  8. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    Yep, that's why my gold 32gb will resell for a mint :muahaha:

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