Carrier Verizon's iPhone 5s unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by comics addict, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone confirm if Verizon's iPhone 5s are unlocked for all GSM carrier, including AT&T or T-Mobile, like last year's iPhone 5 ? Thanks for your time.
     
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Yes. I bought a Verizon iPhone device only in a store in Chicago on Saturday. It was unlocked. I don't even have a Verizon account. It works fine with my AT&T SIM.

    However, with the new online reservation system, it might not be possible to purchase it online device only (i.e. they might insist that you sign up for a contract). All Verizon iPhones are unlocked (actually, all Verizon LTE phones are as a condition of their FCC license). However, if you sign a contract then the only way to keep the phone is to pay for a month of service and then pay the ETF (it works out to about the same as a device-only purchase).
     
  3. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you so much for the heads up guys. Figured I posted this thread because, unlike last year, there was no buzz regarding wether indeed Verizon was selling iPhone 5s & 5c unlocked for any GSM carrier. :)
     

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