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.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
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.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Apple to Keep Selling iPhone 6s with More Storage
Apple today said it will continue to sell the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone SE will be sold in 16 GB and 64 GB variants.
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 ...