The new owners of the iPhone 5, subscribers of the mobile operator Verizon, met with an unexpected, but welcome and pleasant surprise yesterday: the new device turned out to be completely unlocked (not tied to the operator). This is good news for clients traveling abroad. Still, now, if necessary, you can use nano-SIM from any operator.
While there is evidence that the iPhone 5 from Verizon is fully compatible with the AT&T 3G network. We will find out soon how the new iPhone behaves in the networks of other GSM operators. Many users turned to Verizon for clarification regarding the rare fact of unlocking.
Why do carriers “tie” devices to their networks? Under the terms of the contract with Apple, the operator is obliged to pay a percentage of the profits from each subscriber using an Apple device.
Attention: if you plan to consider the fact of buying a smartphone from Verizon, due to the sale of an "open" device, think about it carefully. Last year, Sprint sold a similar jailbroken iPhone 4S. However, after installing the update, users lost the jailbreak and remained “tied” only to the company's national network.