1. emscapt47's Avatar
    Sorry of this has been covered but how do you tell if your Verizon iPhone is unlocked without using another sim?

    Thanks
    11-24-2012 05:04 AM
  2. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure all Verizon iPhone 5s come unlocked. The only versions that are locked are those from Sprint.
    11-24-2012 07:43 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The Verizon iPhone 5 is unlocked (due to a regulatory agreement) for GSM and LTE. It is still locked to Verizon for CDMA.
    11-24-2012 11:41 AM
  4. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    The Verizon iPhone 5 is unlocked (due to a regulatory agreement) for GSM and LTE. It is still locked to Verizon for CDMA.
    So the iPhone can be used on all GSM carriers and Verizon for CDMA, yes?
    11-24-2012 11:43 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Yes. You could use a Verizon iPhone 5 on AT&T for 3G gsm service. Or anywhere worldwide for 3G gsm. You cannot however use it on Sprint on CDMA.

    LTE is a slightly different story because Verizon and Sprint use a different set of LTE bands than AT&T so a Verizon iPhone 5 won't work on AT&T LTE even though it is unlocked. However there are other international carriers that use the same LTE bands as the Verizon's iPhone 5.
    11-24-2012 11:47 AM

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