When will unlocked iPhone 5 be sold?

hello12

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I know its being sold in Canada... But its not being sold in the United States yet. Anyone have any idea how long it will be before apple will release the factory unlocked version in the US?:confused:
 

auero

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Search. AT&T models are unlocked at retail price and so are verizon.
 

soco

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Isn't the Verizon version unlocked? I thought that was the big deal around the blogosphere yesterday.
 

BFizzzle

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So it's safe to say with Verizon I will be able to connect to any US network and most international?
im not sure, i dont know much about other carriers..

i know it wont work with LTE for att and im pretty sure T-Mobile is going to be on the same bands as att.
 

RNVarma

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Ryan Block just that he bought his iPhone device-only and it wasn't unlocked, so maybe that isn't the case?
He may have bought it unsubsidized, but if Apple associated an AT&T account with his iPhone, it may have remained locked.

When I bought my 4S last year on the second day of availability, I made sure to mention device-only and was careful not to give out any account information or phone number information. It was a little easier for me, though, simply because I was already on T-Mobile and hasn't had an AT&T account anyways.
 

hello12

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Anyone know when the 4s was available factory unlocked? Maybe that will give a good estimate as to when the iphone 5 factory unlocked will be available in stores?..
 

IO01

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Anyone know when the 4s was available factory unlocked? Maybe that will give a good estimate as to when the iphone 5 factory unlocked will be available in stores?..
2011-11-11

And it was released in the US on 2011-10-14, I believe.
 

hello12

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Im just frustrated that they dont release it unlocked from the start... I mean they are just losing out on potential customers...