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How do I tell if my phone is 'locked' or 'unlocked' GSM?

aluessow
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How do I tell if my phone is 'locked' or 'unlocked' GSM? Thanks!!

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Re: How do I tell if my phone is 'locked' or 'unlocked' GSM?

debuskjt
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All LTE phones (Android, iPhone, anuything) on VZW are GSM unlocked for the bands the phone supports. This is a restriction placed on Verizon due to the terms they sigend with the FCC for use of the 700 MHz spectrum for LTE.

An iPhone 5 will work fine on T-Mobile or AT&T's GSM networks with 3G. They are not compatible for LTE due to the hardware included in the phone.

If you want to tell, borrow a nano-SIM from someone with an AT&T or T-Mobile iPhone 5, place it in your phone, and watch as it works.

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