Last week we announced that the iPhone 5 purchased from the American operator Verizon under the contract can be used without any restrictions in the networks of other operators around the world. This became known thanks to one of the authors of the iDownloanBlog website Jeff Benjamin, who was not too lazy to test the iPhone 5 purchased from Verizon on the GSM network of another operator, namely AT&T.
This was later confirmed by the Associated Press.
This is the first time that Verizon has released smartphones for sale that are natively compatible with competing cellular networks.
Obviously, this was very good news for everyone who wants to buy a new product from Apple. However, until now there has been a high probability that in the near future the operator will definitely correct this, one might say at first glance, "puncture". A similar situation has already taken place when another operator (Sprint) sold the first batch of iPhone 4S.
Today doubts have been dispelled. According to iDownloanBlog, Verizon is unable to block the iPhone 5 due to the requirements of one of the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, according to which the operator does not have the right to restrict the possibility of installing another SIM card in a mobile device.
As far as we know, Sprint, for its part, will start unlocking tethered devices in 90 days.