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Verizon iPhone 5 comes SIM-unlocked out of the box

If you are a world traveler, having an unlocked smart phone is a must. Only you will know the pain of having to carry more than a smart phone at any given time. So the usual solution is that you buy a smart phone and unlock it. If unlocking it is not allowed officially and is considered illegal, you use some third party developer tools to unlock it unofficially anyway.

But Verizon seems to be a bit too kind with its customers in this case. The company, even though did not give out of the box unlocked iPhone 4S, a call to the company would unlock your iPhone 4S without any tension and you could use any SIM card of your choice with the smart phone.

Now though, with the new iPhone 5, Verizon has gone a step further and given the most wonderful gift an American iPhone buyer would want. That is, the company has a SIM unlocked the iPhone 5 out of the box. This means that your new Verizon iPhone 5 is ready to travel the box as soon as you open the box. That is some good news, and the news comes from iDownloadBlog.

This means you can use your iPhone 5 with T-Mobile and AT&T SIMs via HSPA+ 3G. Is the new smart phone sounding like the best cross carrier device you can have? Not just that, according to Apple’s website, the Verizon iPhone 5 supports the following as well:

CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

Like other wireless carriers, namely Sprint, if Verizon locks the iPhone 5 later on to its frequency only for the next six months, a simple call would unlock the device for you. So are you excited about the new iPhone 5 now?

Source: CNET