HT3939: Identifying iPhone modelsLearn about Identifying iPhone models
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to damiratsea)
It can be used with a GSM card from a NON-US carrier IF the GSM portion of the phone is unlocked by Verizon for international use.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 9:57 PM (in response to gdgmacguy)
I was just told by Verizon that Apple wants it unlocked through iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 1:13 PM (in response to JohnBarrett)
The iPhone 5 comes unlocked from Verizon as model A1429 (if in the regular configuration, it is CDMA, but also available as GSM). Very hard to figure out whether the device is CDMA or GSM; thus you need to be careful where you are taking it internationally. Verizon telephone customer service (support) will tell you "it is unlocked" and "you can put another SIM into it from another country"...but the Verizon brick and morter store amy deny everything and tell you to go buy the phone (at full price) from Apple. Challenge the Verizon store to call their own customer service...I did and they actually refused to do it. A manager finally stepped in and 'changed the complexion of the situation' --- buyer be ware and do your homework.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to karlfrom84pa)
As a part of a spectrum sale agreement, the U.S. government requires Verizon to sell the iPhone 5 unlocked. It should work on any GSM carrier. It may not work on all LTE spectrums. You do not need to consult with Verizon at all on the matter.