Verizon will not be relocking its unlocked iPhone 5 as the Apple smartphone was found in the weekend to be able to take SIM cards from other carriers.
According to a report from The Washington Post, a spokesperson for Verizon has confirmed that the network does not plan to limit its unlocked iPhone 5.
The publication writes:
“Verizon Wireless spokeswoman Brenda Raney said Monday that Verizon does not plan to relock the iPhone 5.”
Reports over the weekend revealed that the newest Verizon smartphone is an unlocked iPhone 5 which can even be used on the AT&T network.
However, the Verizon iPhone 5 will not work on AT&T’s LTE network but only on its rival’s 3G network.
Nonetheless, this is still a welcome change for customers as the previous iPhone, the iPhone 4S, was locked by Verizon and can only be unlocked upon request for use with SIM cards of foreign networks.
The unlocked iPhone 5 on Verizon means users have the option to insert any SIM, may it be from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or even prepaid carriers.