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    Default Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    Hello all,
    USA unlocked don't care about overseas.
    I have read that they are unlocked right out of the box. But LTE don't work on ATT. My question is will buying a unlock make this work, or it's basically a scam for verizon phones.

    When I visit my parents for a weekend or week my verizon service is basically a paper weight. I wanted to get a AT&T prepay so I can get calls and data.

    I don't want to pay $100+ for something that will not unlock all.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    It could be that AT&T doesn't have LTE in the area you're at... Verizon 5/5S are unlocked out of the box... The 5 doesn't have all of AT&Ts frequency bands in it... The 5S does...
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    Default Re: Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    My parents have hotspot art and they get AT&T LTE.
    So they are totally unlocked, just 5 does not support LTE on AT&T but the 5S does. Nice.
    So my wife's 5S I should be able to just put a AT&T SIM in and get LTE on AT&T.


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    Default Re: Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    Have you tried using your folks sim card to see if that activates the phone? That'd be the easiest research you could do and wouldn't cost anything.
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    Default Re: Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    Would have tried that. But they don't have the nano sim. Micro and standard.


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    Default Re: Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    Quote Originally Posted by daxgsm View Post
    Give me the IMEI no in PM and i check for you if the phone is unlocked or not. Regards
    It's never advisable to give your IMEI to someone you do not know.
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    Default Re: Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    Quote Originally Posted by daxgsm View Post
    Give me the IMEI no in PM and i check for you if the phone is unlocked or not. Regards


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    Don't give your IMEI to anyone you don't know.
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    Default Re: Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    Just noticed that my iphone 5 was model md659ll/a and Apple replaced nd144ll/a. Are both models unlocked or did they lock them with the ND.
    I got a h2o sim and can't get to activate.


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    Default Re: Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    Final got the sim activated on h20 and does work with my verizon iphone 5 still on contract.
    Can't get my iMessage to activate with the h20 number tho


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    Default Re: Verizon 5/5S unlocked ?

    If my iphone 5 is unlocked. How do I get to SETup my cellular data network?


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