Unlocking the Iphone 5 Questions...
Thank you again Imore for answering my Iphone questions...and sorry if it has been answered here...
If all goes as planned I will have a total of 10 Iphone 5's I need to unlock on 9/21...
Do we have any intel on unlocking them? I have been buying and unlocking Iphone 4 and Iphone 4's for the last year or so without any issues (Verizon does it for free) but I wasn't sure because of this new technology if this was possible or an option...(Verizon can't answer the question yet)
FYI - All but one of these Iphone 5's is going to Afghanistan in case you thought I was a hoarder....
Upon receipt I will be buying international SIM cards, cutting them down to size and installing them in the Iphones....
Thanks in advance for any advice/help.
- 09-16-2012, 10:12 AM #2
Unless you pay full price for a phone (and not be in a contract) or buy a straight up unlocked one (which aren't available at launch), no provider will be unlocking them. You would also have to get the AT&T version since the other CDMA providers don't really unlock phones. It also is possible that since the iPhone 5 is so new, Apple won't allow unlocking them for sometime.
However if you are in the military and can prove it, I do believe AT&T is unlocking them.
- 09-16-2012, 10:27 AM #3
- 09-16-2012, 10:52 AM #4
I have a large business account with multiple upgrades so used a few of those and the rest just bought outright.....
Since this is CDMA and GSM, like the 4s, I was thinking Verizon could unlock the device like they do for the 4S..
Either way, looks like this will be discovered Friday AM.
- 09-16-2012, 11:38 AM #6