1. SibSAD's Avatar

    ATM I am quite confused. I know that the A1428 GSM iPhone 5 will only work with bands 4,17 mostly used by AT&T and hence cannot use a sim from abroad and connect to LTE network. But if I were to buy the A1429 CDMA from Verizon, I would have a CDMA as well as GSM slot correct. And if I do then will the GSM be unlocked?

    Also if I get the month-to-month contract from verizon then will the CDMA be locked? And if I do not use the CDMA network than I would not pay anything for month-to-month correct?

    Lastly is sprint the same?

    Last edited by SibSAD; 11-15-2012 at 04:49 AM.
    11-15-2012 03:58 AM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    The Verizon model is factory unlocked for GSM use. CDMA is locked to Verizon. As for Sprint, no.
    SibSAD likes this.
    11-15-2012 07:40 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    GSM is unlocked but in the US you'll only be able to get 3G speeds if you are using it.
    SibSAD likes this.
    11-15-2012 08:25 AM
  4. SibSAD's Avatar
    Okay, thanks for that.
    Therefore if I buy a no contract phone from verizon, and take the phone abroad say to Dubai where their LTE bands are 1,3,5; I should have no hinderance with the GSM because of the CDMA locked to verizon. If I then come back to the US I would not need to use a GSM because of Verizon as my CDMA.

    11-16-2012 12:55 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Convert A1429 GSM to A1429 CDMA?
    By TheMaccaUK in forum Jailbreaking, Unlocking, Hacks, Themes & Mods
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 06:23 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-15-2012, 07:12 PM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-18-2009, 06:15 PM
  4. iPhone/GSM/CDMA in USA
    By emy_77 in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-16-2007, 09:05 AM