1. sicario666's Avatar
    I'm on the market for an iphone5. I have Verizon. Can I unlock any iphone5 to use on the Verizon network? I want to make sure so I can or can't look for any carrier. Thanks ahead of time.

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    09-29-2012 09:43 PM
  2. dbudd27's Avatar
    You can't unlock an AT&T or Sprint iPhone 5 to work on Verizon. The Verizon one however comes unlocked out of the box and it can be used on any GSM carrier for voice but not for LTE. I would say the Verizon iPhone would be the better choice for you.
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    09-29-2012 09:48 PM
  3. sicario666's Avatar
    OK. Definitely good to know. Thank you very much.

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    09-29-2012 09:54 PM
  4. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Since you're on Verizon and want to get one that works on Verizon just get a Verizon model.
    sicario666 likes this.
    09-29-2012 09:59 PM
  5. sicario666's Avatar
    Yeah I've limited myself to Verizon models. There aren't many available and the ones that are. Insane prices. I'm open to a 4s as well. I miss iOS.

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    09-29-2012 10:04 PM
  6. Massie's Avatar
    Do you not want to just sign up for a two year contract and get one for $200? Doubt you'll find one cheaper than that.
    09-29-2012 10:25 PM
  7. mtmjr90's Avatar
    The Verizon one however comes unlocked out of the box and it can be used on any GSM carrier for voice but not for LTE. I would say the Verizon iPhone would be the better choice for you.
    This is a little misleading... Yes you won't get AT&T LTE but you will get HSPA+ so it's not as if you'll be confined to voice/text. Also you'd be compatible with most LTE network frequencies around the world if you travel (just not in Canada).
    09-29-2012 10:30 PM
  8. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Yeah I've limited myself to Verizon models. There aren't many available and the ones that are. Insane prices. I'm open to a 4s as well. I miss iOS.

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    Prices are to be expected so soon after release.
    09-29-2012 10:35 PM
  9. sicario666's Avatar
    Do you not want to just sign up for a two year contract and get one for $200? Doubt you'll find one cheaper than that.
    Verizon will wipe out my unlimited data if I sign a new contract. :thumbdown:

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    09-29-2012 10:36 PM
  10. ghostface147's Avatar
    Not if you buy full price.
    sicario666 likes this.
    09-30-2012 06:10 AM
  11. sicario666's Avatar
    Not if you buy full price.
    Yeah. That much I know. I found a white 32gig 4s+$75 for trade. So I'm gonna grab that. Then see if I can trade it for an iphone5 + cash. I'm moving in the right direction.

    Do I need to go into a Verizon store to activate the 4s? Or can I just *228 activate?

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    09-30-2012 11:32 AM
  12. sicario666's Avatar
    Since sprint is CDMA like Verizon. Can I buy a sprint version and unlock it?

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    09-30-2012 11:43 AM
  13. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Since sprint is CDMA like Verizon. Can I buy a sprint version and unlock it?

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    I wouldn't bet on it. Sprint will unlock the GSM portion for international use, but historically no CDMA carrier has ever unlocked it for domestic carriers too. That's why this whole Verizon thing is shocking.
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    09-30-2012 12:00 PM
  14. sicario666's Avatar
    I wouldn't bet on it. Sprint will unlock the GSM portion for international use, but historically no CDMA carrier has ever unlocked it for domestic carriers too. That's why this whole Verizon thing is shocking.
    OK. Just curious. I appreciate all of the answers. I'm very familiar with android but still on the iOS learning curve. I'm gonna pick up that 4s then try and trade up for a 5.

    Can I just dial *228? To activate the phone? Or do I need to go into Verizon for activation?

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    09-30-2012 12:21 PM
  15. mtmjr90's Avatar
    OK. Just curious. I appreciate all of the answers. I'm very familiar with android but still on the iOS learning curve. I'm gonna pick up that 4s then try and trade up for a 5.

    Can I just dial *228? To activate the phone? Or do I need to go into Verizon for activation?

    S3N7 from a Paranoid MO-FO
    *228 doesn't work for LTE phones, but I think it would for the 4S.
    09-30-2012 12:49 PM

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