1. mpgo4th's Avatar
    I'm out of contract with Verizon on my iPhone 5. I'm trying to leave vzw and go to another carrier but verizon claims they can't unlock my phone. They say they don't have any unlock codes. Please help.
    03-22-2014 05:04 PM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    Did you talk to Verizon's customer service or just one of the retail store people? They are supposed to grant your unlock request
    03-22-2014 05:08 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Verizon iPhone 5 comes factory unlocked. Just insert the SIM of a GSM carrier and you 'should' be good to go.
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    03-22-2014 05:31 PM
  4. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Yes. The phone is definitely already unlocked.
    03-22-2014 06:19 PM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Verizon iPhone 5 comes factory unlocked. Just insert the SIM of a GSM carrier and you 'should' be good to go.
    GSM or CDMA did you mean?? VZW is CDMA.
    03-22-2014 06:23 PM
  6. mpgo4th's Avatar
    Did you talk to Verizon's customer service or just one of the retail store people? They are supposed to grant your unlock request
    I called CS at VZW. They were not at all helpful..
    03-22-2014 08:29 PM
  7. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    GSM or CDMA did you mean?? VZW is CDMA.
    The iPhone 5 and 5s are world phones. The GSM/LTE side is absolutely unlocked from the get go.

    Cannot be used on Sprint.
    Can be used used on AT&T and TMobile.
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    03-22-2014 08:31 PM
  8. rayz336's Avatar
    ^ that's right Verizon's iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S are GSM unlocked out of the box because of an FCC agreement. I forgot about that for a second.
    03-22-2014 08:38 PM
  9. anon7833325's Avatar
    The only caveat is that while the VZW iPhone 5 will pick up ATT or T-Mobile HSPA+ or "4G" network, it cannot pick up the LTE band. But it will work perfectly other than that.

    However, the corporate stores, at least from my experience with ATT, will not activate a VZW phone.


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    03-23-2014 03:54 PM

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