Verizon's iPhone 5 to Remain Unlocked for GSM Networks
Verizon Wireless today confirmed that its version of the Apple iPhone 5 is being sold unlocked, and that the device will not be locked at some point in the future through a software update or other means. Owners of the iPhone 5 discovered recently that the Verizon iPhone 5 SIM card can be replaced with an AT&T SIM card and work on AT&T's HSPA network. Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenda Raney told the Associated Press that it will not relock the iPhone or prevent it from working on GSM networks. Sprint's version of the iPhone 5 is locked. Customers in good standing can have their Sprint iPhone 5 unlocked for international use after three months. AT&T only unlocks iPhones that are no longer tied to a contract.
3GPP Approves Spec for Standalone 5G New Radio
The 3GPP today ratified another piece of the 5G specification, termed the Standalone 5G New Radio, or SA 5G NR. This spec is for 5G networks that are developed on their own, apart from legacy or pre-existing networks.
LG G7 ThinQ Goes On Sale Today for $749
Sales of the LG G7 ThinQ phone kicked off in the U.S. today.
Apple Now Selling Unlocked iPhone 6s, 6s Plus
Apple has added the option to purchase SIM-free, unlocked iPhones to its web site. The iPhone 6s (model A1633) and iPhone 6s Plus (model A1634) are compatible with a wide range of LTE networks, including those of AT&T, T-Mobile, and can be used on any GSM network in the U.S.
Apple Selling Refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at Discount
Apple has added refurbished units of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to its online store. Refurbished iPhones are given a new battery, a new outer shell, and are certified by Apple.
Verizon Debuts Discounted iPhone Promo
Verizon Wireless said customers can save big on select iPhones with a new offer that kicks off January 29. New and existing customers who add a new line of Verizon Unlimited service will be able to buy the iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, or iPhone X and get a $699 discount off a second iPhone 8, 8+, or X.
Not only can you buy an unlocked iPhone on contract with Verizon but you can actually switch and take your phone with you to AT&T!!!
Pretty much meaningless.
Get an iPhone5 for 199.99 on a Verison line, move the phone to an ATT line, you are still under contract to Verison and must pay the monthly bill as if the device was active...
I mean iPhone's are pretty well untouched by carriers. Although mine was from ATT. The box was shrink wrapped and there was an ATT SIM already installed.
Therefore untouched by the carrier. I think once again Apple was like "this is ...