Will Verizon's iPhone 5 work with European carriers?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Eahdawn, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Eahdawn, Oct 1, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012

    Eahdawn macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Question is in the title: it so happens that my sister lives in America and is due for an upgrade, all while on the Verizon network. She said I could take her upgrade if I found that this would work in Europe? I'm in Ireland at the moment, using Vodafone IE, which is a GSM network.
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Assuming both the AT&T and Verizon are unlocked both are compatible with the European 3G networks, but on the Verizon one is compatible with the European 4G networks.
  3. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    I don't see why it wouldn't work. Verizon's iPhone 5 is unlocked out of the box and works on GSM bands worldwide. You should just be able to pop in your Vodafone sim card and be good to go, as far as I can tell. EDIT: Make sure you have a Vodafone nano sim. iPhone 5 uses nano sim cards.
  4. Eahdawn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2012
  5. wharzhee macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    The model is only meant to differentiate the LTE service it can hook up to.

    Since you are only concerned with the 3G service - it would work like the iPhone 4/4S.
  6. Eahdawn thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2012
    So damn awesome. Thank you. :)

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