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I currently have a verizon iphone 5,but i want to switch to another carrier,the other carrier says the phone must be unlocked.....SO ARE VERIZON IPHONE 5 UNLOCKED?
iphonefreak5
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I currently have a verizon iphone 5,but i want to switch to another carrier,the other carrier says the phone must be unlocked.....SO ARE VERIZON IPHONE 5 UNLOCKED?

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Re: I currently have a verizon iphone 5,but i want to switch to another carrier,the other carrier says the phone must be unlocked.....SO ARE VERIZON IPHONE 5 UNLOCKED?
mama23dogs

Not true.  Verizon no longer carrier locks it's phones.  The iphone 5 is the first model with bands for domestic GSM included in its firmware.

Verizon iPhone 5 won’t ever be locked, most likely due to FCC agreements | 9to5Mac

edit : FROM ABOVE ARTICLE "The one caveat is that Verizon iPhones cannot utilize LTE on AT&T’s network, but it will be able to use T-Mobile’s 2G and new 1900MHz 4G network."

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Re: I currently have a verizon iphone 5,but i want to switch to another carrier,the other carrier says the phone must be unlocked.....SO ARE VERIZON IPHONE 5 UNLOCKED?
mama23dogs

Verizon does not lock its 4G phones. 

THe iphone 5 model A1429 has bands to work on both CDMA and GSM networks.

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Re: I currently have a verizon iphone 5,but i want to switch to another carrier,the other carrier says the phone must be unlocked.....SO ARE VERIZON IPHONE 5 UNLOCKED?
47seijar
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IIRC, Verizon 4G phones are unlocked for international GSM use only. Domestic GSM networks are locked out by the firmware and cannot be unlocked for use within the U.S.

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Re: I currently have a verizon iphone 5,but i want to switch to another carrier,the other carrier says the phone must be unlocked.....SO ARE VERIZON IPHONE 5 UNLOCKED?
mama23dogs

Not true.  Verizon no longer carrier locks it's phones.  The iphone 5 is the first model with bands for domestic GSM included in its firmware.

Verizon iPhone 5 won’t ever be locked, most likely due to FCC agreements | 9to5Mac

edit : FROM ABOVE ARTICLE "The one caveat is that Verizon iPhones cannot utilize LTE on AT&T’s network, but it will be able to use T-Mobile’s 2G and new 1900MHz 4G network."

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