1. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I left of my own accord. I'm not coming back.
    Last edited by Septembersrain; 10-17-2015 at 09:12 PM.
    02-16-2014 10:21 AM
  2. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I can't help with the first part because CDMA is something I stay away from but I know that the Verizon 5s is unlocked like the t-mobile version if you buy it right out, so I'm assuming it would be the same for the 5c.

    The SIM card they use now is a micro sim, so the nano sim will not fit; but T-Mobile SIM cards are $10 unless someone is willing to switch your sim for you at the store for free.

    Update: I meant to they use nano sims now so the micro won't fit. Sorry for that

    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    Last edited by EmceeGeek; 02-17-2014 at 08:53 AM.
    02-16-2014 11:01 AM
  3. rayz336's Avatar
    Are you attempting to use the unlocked device on Boost Mobile or just have it for use with AT&T or T-Mobile?
    If you just want to be able to use it on GSM carriers, I'd probably look into buying the Verizon model. I think the only difference between the unlocked and Verizon model is the inclusion of the Verizon CDMA radio and maybe the Verizon LTE band.
    You should be able to pop a T-Mobile SIM into the 5S but you may have to tweak a few APN settings if it doesn't automatically configure them for you and they may also give you the proper SIM if the nano will not work for the 5S.

    Hopefully I've answered your questions properly.
    02-16-2014 11:02 AM
  4. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Just went down to Verizon, lady swears we can't use it with T-Mobile. Gee wiz, I'll just have to go to an Apple store instead.

    I'm going to keep my 5c on Boost Mobile, I realize I can't get it unlocked. It's alright. I'm happy in that aspect.

    I just want a 5s to play with but I really don't want it stuck to just one carrier...

    Edit: At this point, I wouldn't want anything to do with Verizon. However, I have T-Mobile and would consider AT&T if I needed to.
    02-16-2014 12:12 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Just went down to Verizon, lady swears we can't use it with T-Mobile. Gee wiz, I'll just have to go to an Apple store instead.

    I'm going to keep my 5c on Boost Mobile, I realize I can't get it unlocked. It's alright. I'm happy in that aspect.

    I just want a 5s to play with but I really don't want it stuck to just one carrier...

    Edit: At this point, I wouldn't want anything to do with Verizon. However, I have T-Mobile and would consider AT&T if I needed to.
    A Verizon 5S will work just fine on ATT or tmobile with the appropriate SIM card. All Verizon 5S's are sim unlocked due to a consent decree when Verizon was purchasing more spectrum. Only the CDMA portion is locked to Verizon and ATT and tmobile don't use that anyway.
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    02-16-2014 12:58 PM
  6. andymyrick's Avatar
    From what I've seen you should have no issue switching the 5S to T-Mobile. I work for a VZW retailer and we have had people buy phones outright just to take to AT&T or T-Mo. (It was around launch day and we were the only store with any kind of stock.)
    02-16-2014 06:33 PM
  7. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    From what I've seen you should have no issue switching the 5S to T-Mobile. I work for a VZW retailer and we have had people buy phones outright just to take to AT&T or T-Mo. (It was around launch day and we were the only store with any kind of stock.)
    This is true.


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    02-17-2014 01:41 AM
  8. Farshid72's Avatar
    There is not so much difference between lock and unlock ! I recommend u if u dont have enough money ! Buy a locked model and unlock it later! With locked phone u just should active the phone with that sim and after activation u can use any other sim ;-)


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    02-17-2014 04:09 AM
  9. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Just went down to Verizon, lady swears we can't use it with T-Mobile. Gee wiz, I'll just have to go to an Apple store instead.

    I'm going to keep my 5c on Boost Mobile, I realize I can't get it unlocked. It's alright. I'm happy in that aspect.

    I just want a 5s to play with but I really don't want it stuck to just one carrier...

    Edit: At this point, I wouldn't want anything to do with Verizon. However, I have T-Mobile and would consider AT&T if I needed to.
    I updated my original post about the SIM cards. I meant the opposite of what I said, in case that threw you off.

    Verizon will do whatever they can to make you open a line with them, so they won't come right out to say "yes, our iPhone is unlocked."


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    02-17-2014 08:54 AM
  10. rayz336's Avatar
    I updated my original post about the SIM cards. I meant the opposite of what I said, in case that threw you off.

    Verizon will do whatever they can to make you open a line with them, so they won't come right out to say "yes, our iPhone is unlocked."


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    That is definitely true!
    02-17-2014 09:06 AM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I have a Verizon 5S and my T-mo sim works just fine in it. The lady at Verizon is either full of crap or she just doesn't know what she's talking about.
    02-18-2014 12:01 AM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I have a Verizon 5S and my T-mo sim works just fine in it. The lady at Verizon is either full of crap or she just doesn't know what she's talking about.
    Plenty of in-store reps are just unaware and un-informed.
    02-18-2014 01:10 AM
  13. andymyrick's Avatar
    Plenty of in-store reps are just unaware and un-informed.
    In store, over the phone, doesn't matter. I have customers that come in that are ten times more informed than my coworkers.
    02-18-2014 02:21 AM
  14. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Ended up getting an unlocked one from Apple. Me gusta. Now to jailbreak it and spoof carrier name...

    02-18-2014 07:57 AM
  15. rayz336's Avatar
    Ended up getting an unlocked one from Apple. Me gusta. Now to jailbreak it and spoof carrier name...

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/18/e8agysed.jpg
    Very nice, I hope you enjoy your purchase
    02-18-2014 10:34 AM
  16. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Ended up getting an unlocked one from Apple. Me gusta. Now to jailbreak it and spoof carrier name...

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/18/e8agysed.jpg
    Glad you got what you wanted. Enjoy!
    02-18-2014 05:18 PM

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