Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to moviegoer_70)
The only way to verify that a phone is indeed unlocked and not jailbroken is to contact the carrier/Apple to verify the phone. If you're paranoid about buying it on Ebay try a local service to have the device unlocked so you can go meet the person in the flesh and call up Apple/Carrier to confirm that the device is unlocked
> There is always a risk when buying it online if you cannot verify something through offical means, consider buying the phone from Apple to ensure you are getting an unlocked device.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to moviegoer_70)
Keep this in mind... If it's a new, sealed, unlocked iPhone 5, why would anyone be willing to sell it for less than the full retail price unless they are trying to rip you off.
Don't do it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to moviegoer_70)
If you plan to use giffgaff then you must in UK
As already provided the UK eBay site is full of iPhone 5 rip offs and this certainly looks like another one
As advised walk away unless you want a locked iPhone
Any attempt to unlock via any other source will void the warranty