Will I be able to use the unlocked iPhone 5S with Verizon?

I want the new 5S but I don't want to have a contract with it, and the only option I see is to buy it unlocked and I'm not sure if it will work with Verizon.

2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The unlocked iPhone 5S will only work on GSM networks. If you want a Verizon iPhone but do not want a contract with it and are willing to pay full price, you can purchase a Verizon iPhone off contract. It will be around $700 for a 16 GB device or $800 for a 32 GB. So, you can buy any of the iPhones that Apple offers for your specific carrier at full price with no contract.

    • Answered by David V from Bonkweekwee
    • Oct 15, 2013
  • The unlocked version Apple is selling online is the GSM model. GSM is the cellular band used by ATT and T Mobile...therefore that phone will not work on Verizon or Sprint. (They use the CDMA cellular band)

    You may want to try going into a Verizon store, and telling them you want to pay the full non-contract price for the Verizon phone...see what they say...doesn't hurt to ask.

    • Answered by Cindy A from Bear Creek Township
    • Sep 23, 2013