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iPhone 5 in Verizon

373 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 8:34 AM by Meg St._Clair RSS
pao2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 24, 2013 9:20 PM

hi i have the iPhone 5 bought it on the net as seond hand, i found out that its locke on verizon, but its unlocked in GSM, i can use it with other GMS carrier here in the middle east, but as far as i know my phone is under verizon even its unlocked, im not the owner who purchased it in verizon, so it means that this iphone have monthly bills what if no body pay for it, will the phone will be locked??

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.1, White 16 GB
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,370 points)
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    Feb 24, 2013 9:32 PM (in response to pao2)

    Verizon phones are made for CDMA, Verizon's proprietary network.

     

    Locked or unlocked CDMA only

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 4:40 AM (in response to leroydouglas)

    leroydouglas wrote:

     

    Verizon phones are made for CDMA, Verizon's proprietary network.

     

    Locked or unlocked CDMA only

    That is incorrect. A Verizon iPhone 5 has an unlocked GSM chip as well and can be used on any compatible GSM network, although only at 3G speeds.

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,370 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Meg St._Clair wrote:

     

    That is incorrect. A Verizon iPhone 5 has an unlocked GSM chip as well and can be used on any compatible GSM network, although only at 3G speeds.

     

    Thanks Meg St._Clair !

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to leroydouglas)

    The whole Verizon CDMA/GSM locked/unlocked thing gets a little confusing.

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,370 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 7:41 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    A real draw back to the unlock- only at 3G speeds. Basically getting penalized here.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Feb 25, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to leroydouglas)

    Part of the problem is that 4G LTE is not really completely standardized yet.

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