On Friday sale, The Verizon version of the iPhone 5 came with an unusual feature, it operates on the AT&T network and many other phone companies and also on Verizon’s.
The country’s largest cellphone company Verizon 1st time has vended a phone which works on competing U.S. networks without complicated hacking or Unlocking procedures.
Last year, the 1st shipments of the Sprint iPhone 4S were unlocked & operate on AT&T, but Sprint later issued software updates which turned off that ability.
On Monday sep24, Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Brenda Raney said that Verizon does not plan to relock the iPhone 5.
The feature can intend slight initially to most purchasers, since they sign up for 2 years of Verizon service when purchasing the phone.
But it does allow them the choice to switch carriers when the contract expires, or user can vend the phone to someone who plans to utilize it on a competing network and they also have the alternative of breaking the contract, giving an early termination fee & signing up for cheaper service -the Verizon iPhone 5 even works on prepaid service plans.
Only for non- US networks, Verizon & Sprint can perform “unlock” other phones on request.
They do so to let travelers save money by using local SIM cards & accounts when overseas.
Verizon iPhones are designed to Verizon’s networks even it unlocked.
Because it only equip them with 4G LTE data speeds.
The Verizon iPhone 5 can access AT&T’s non-LTE “4G” network that has slightly lower speeds.
T-Mobile USA, the country’s 4th-biggest phone company.
Only Verizon network reconcilable with the Verizon iPhone5 for low-speed data and voice calls and It’s renovating the network in a way which will make it reconcilable with the iPhone5 for high-speed data as well and last week started actively marketing to iPhone 4 owners.
On Monday, Sprint Nextel said that its iPhone5s are locked. Subscribers in good standing for at least 3 months can request to have them unlocked for international use only. AT&T unlocks phones once they’re out of contract.
Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of New York-based Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group PLC of Britain.
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