Verizon Says It Won't 'Relock' the iPhone 5

Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:48pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 13226 views

Verizon has confirmed that it won't prevent its version of the iPhone 5 from being used on AT&T's network.

Unexpectedly, users who purchased the iPhone 5 last week found that the Verizon version would accept SIM cards from AT&T and work on its slower 4G (3.5G) network. It will not work on AT&T's 4G LTE network.

According to the Associated Press, this is the first time Verizon has sold a phone that will work on a competing network with no unlocking procedure. Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney confirmed on Monday that Verizon does not plan to relock the device.

Sprint says its iPhone 5s are locked but customers in good standing for at least three months can request them unlocked for international use. AT&T will unlock your iPhone once your contract is up.

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apple - September 25, 2012 at 9:53pm
If u want att iPhone unlocked one just go head and buy on off contract and its unlocked I bought 2 off contract and restore with iTunes and its unlocked 2 one did not so went to att website filled out form and send them fax of my purchase invoice and got it unlocked on 48 hr :)
No Ma'am - September 25, 2012 at 4:57am
Good for Verizon.
harry - September 25, 2012 at 3:20am
att is so stupid about this and I really hate it thinking to switch to verizon
Why - September 25, 2012 at 2:22am
Apple will release the unlock phone just not right now , if u guys remember when the 4s was release Last oct The unlock version didn't come out till that nov. so I'm sure it might be the same thing
Nick - September 25, 2012 at 12:29am
ATT phones are unlocked too, if bought at the full retail price
No Ma'am - September 25, 2012 at 5:23am
Your retarded
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