Could the Verizon iPhone 5 be unlocked to GSM?

php111

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Hey everyone,

I still have the Verizon iPhone 4 which cannot be unlocked.

I heard the Verizon iPhone 5 is already unlocked, and if I want to try AT&T then all is required is an AT&T nano SIM card for the iPhone 5? Am I right? Does that mean if the person already has a Verizon iPhone 5, and they could either wait until the contract is up, or pay the ETF, and they could open up a brand new account with carriers such as AT&T, or T-mobile? Or it doesn't work like that?

Thank you,
 

php111

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Bump:

Would someone be replying to this thread? Or would my thread be going unanswered?
 

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That is correct. It is sold unlocked for GSM networks and it will work on AT&T, T-Mobile and all other worldwide GSM networks if you have a SIM card for them. The downside is that it will not work on LTE for many carriers, including AT&T. You'll be limited to 4G HSPA+ with AT&T when you use a Verizon iPhone 5.

If you cancel your Verizon account prior to the end of the contract, you'll have to pay the prorated ETF.