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    Default Locked iPhone 5 version

    Hi people..I am newbie with iPhones, but is there anyway to buy a locked version of Verizon, AT&T and unlock it, without being the unlocked version of Apple?
    Like, buy a locked version without any plan, and after unlock it with an unlock code?
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    Default Locked iPhone 5 version

    I think the Verizon iPhone is already unlocked
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    Default Re: Locked iPhone 5 version

    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    I think the Verizon iPhone is already unlocked
    For use on GSM carriers outside the USA, yes.
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    Default Locked iPhone 5 version

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    For use on GSM carriers outside the USA, yes.
    Oh, I thought they said that the 5 worked with AT&T and T-Mobile SIM cards in the US
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    Default Re: Locked iPhone 5 version

    But if I buy it with a 2 year contract, can I break the contract?
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    Default Re: Locked iPhone 5 version

    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    For use on GSM carriers outside the USA, yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    Oh, I thought they said that the 5 worked with AT&T and T-Mobile SIM cards in the US
    Sorry... I missed the iPhone5 reference, and I neglected to indicate the iPhone4S for Verizon can be unlocked for outside the USA GSM providers...
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    Default Re: Locked iPhone 5 version

    Quote Originally Posted by iandealencar View Post
    But if I buy it with a 2 year contract, can I break the contract?
    Can I?
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    Default Re: Locked iPhone 5 version

    Quote Originally Posted by iandealencar View Post
    But if I buy it with a 2 year contract, can I break the contract?
    Yes, then they'll hit you with the ETF on the contract, and you'll be out nearly as much or more (Do the math...) than buying a fully unlocked device from Apple directly.
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