Verizon unlocked? and LTE bands

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bradley8795, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. bradley8795 macrumors member

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    I have heard it both ways, can someone confirm for me that the Verizon iPhone 5S and 5C will be unlocked, and that they will work with AT&T and T-Mobile LTE? If anyone has an a link to somewhere that shows definite proof that would be great. It looks to me like the Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile iPhones will be identical, but I could be wrong.
     
  2. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

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    It is the same phone correct. Not sure about the unlocked portion.. Are you a Verizon customer? If not you can just order the unlocked tmobile phone. It will work on all three carriers... Or any other gsm

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
     
  3. bradley8795 thread starter macrumors member

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    I am not a Verizon customer but I am going to purchase a few phones, wanted to get the best bang for my buck, I know that Verizon will only activate phones that were originally on their network, so if it is unlocked like the iPhone 5 was that will make it perfect.
     
  4. jtp098 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if they will be able to tell if it was originally on their network since all the phones support CDMA. I mean it has to be illegal for them to deny you service when all the phones are the same
     
  5. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    They know what serial numbers are "Verizon" phones. Those serials are loaded into their system and if you attempt to activate a phone that isn't on the list, it'll get denied.
     

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