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Are iPhone 5 upgrades from all carriers 'Unlocked' and then locked to the first sim network?

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I've been told that all iPhone 5's whether purchased from Apple, or upgrades on contract from carriers such as T-Mobile, o2 etc. are all unlocked, but when a sim is placed in the phone, then becomes locked to that network.


Is this true, or are the phones locked to the network from the start?

 

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