Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to abhi_ellugonda)
Yes, if it was officially unlocked by Verizon.
No, if hacked to unlocked - updating will either re-lock to Verizon or brick the phone
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2013 7:08 AM (in response to Chennaivaasi)
Im from Suriname and im reading all kind of replys about this issue. Well i have an iphone 4S i think was origanaly a Verizon Iphone 4S because when there is no simcard installed, the setting shows for carrier Verizon 15.5 If i insert a local simcard then it change to the local carrier. All carriers in Suriname are GSM networks. The phone works fine with all 3 carriers in Suriname. I can do everything with the phone i can connect it to i Tunes with no problem i can update with no problem and i can download and by apps with no problem. The phone has now been updated to OS 7.0.4 So after reading all comments i still cant figure out who`s wright and who`s wrong.
If i remove the local sim from the device it keeps searching for network instead of showing the usual No sim message. As long as i put the sim back in it finds the network and works fine. Can somebody tell me if the searching error has to do with the fact that the phone is unlocked for overseas use ?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 1:29 PM (in response to User 89)
Since this was once a Verizon phone, I assume that, without a SIM, the phone will begin searching for a CDMA network in your area (since the Verizon network runs on CDMA). The SIM card is not necessary in order to use the iPhone 4S on the Verizon network (assuming you are a Verizon subscriber). Outside of the US, the phone can only be used with a SIM card, unless you are a Verizon subscriber, in a country that has a provider running on a CDMA network, and you wish to pay roaming charges (or you get a global calling plan from Verizon). Hope this answers your question.