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Topic # 150402 21-Jul-2014 14:54
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Hi guys,

So i got sent an iphone 5 from my cousin in the US. It is locked to Verizon.
Is it possible to ever use this phone in nz? I dont mind paying to get the sim unlocked if that is the issue.

Anyone know?

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  Reply # 1093086 21-Jul-2014 14:56
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A1428 is on the back

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  Reply # 1093093 21-Jul-2014 15:08
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Have you tried it with a local SIM?  Some phones came locked to US carriers only, but would work with overseas SIM cards.




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  Reply # 1093095 21-Jul-2014 15:10
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Dynamic: Have you tried it with a local SIM?  Some phones came locked to US carriers only, but would work with overseas SIM cards.


I tried VF, 2D and TC and got nothing. I did a search on A1428 and that appears to be AT&T, not Verizon.

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  Reply # 1093105 21-Jul-2014 15:25
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According to this, it's a GSM phone, but doesn't support all the bands used in NZ, specifically with LTE

http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

There are companies around that will unlock, or check the AT&T website. Even if you get it unlocked, it will only work on some NZ bands, so coverage across all mobile providers and bands will be patchy.

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  Reply # 1093106 21-Jul-2014 15:26
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I would just call Verizon and talk to them about unlocking.  If they say it's not one of theirs, then try AT&T (who I understand are less helpful about unlocking).

You might have to jailbreak the phone, but I would recommend exhausting the legit channels first.




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  Reply # 1093139 21-Jul-2014 15:56
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Verizon's iPhone 5/5c/5s are not locked. If it's giving you the "not a supported carrier" error then it's not a Verizon phone.



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  Reply # 1093254 21-Jul-2014 20:06
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Does anyone know how to confirm the carrier that its locked to?
Imei is 013427000912956, cheers

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