Possible to unlock iPhone 5s?

jareknyc

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I am interested to unlock my iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 is it even possible? I remember years ago it was with jailbreak now I don't know anymore
 

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I am interested to unlock my iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 is it even possible? I remember years ago it was with jailbreak now I don't know anymore
The jailbreak method for unlocking hasn't worked for a few years. The current method for unlocking without going through your carrier involves buying an unlock on eBay. The cost depends on the carrier the phone is locked to. Unlocks for AT&T phones cost around $20. If your 5 is no longer under contract, your carrier will unlock it for free.

That said, Verizon phones are sold GSM-unlocked. You'll need to unlock AT&T and T-Mobile phones to use them on alternate GSM carriers. Which carrier do you use?
 

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AT&T doesn't typically unlock them if you bought the phone used, but it can't hurt to request it. If they won't do it, you'll have to pay to have both unlocked through an unlocking service.