Unlocked iPhone 5’s Finally for Sale in the U.S. YAWN!



unlocked 620x314 Unlocked iPhone 5’s Finally for Sale in the U.S. YAWN!



Apple finally got around to selling the unlocked version of the iPhone 5. That’s great, for people who travel a lot and need to swap SIM cards on the fly (the ease of doing that, thanks to Nano-SIM cards, notwithstanding). You know, except for the fact that buying an unlocked iPhone 5 will cost you an arm and maybe two legs.

Fortunately, this isn’t 2009. Today, unlocking an iPhone 5 isn’t that tough, to where absolutely nobody should ever pay Apple the sums of money you see above for an unlocked iPhone 5. There’s no good reason, when you can grab a subsidized one, then have it unlocked for anywhere from $50 to a few bucks, if you’re willing to brave the cheaper services offered on eBay.

The unlocked iPhone 5 from Apple will work only on GSM networks – you won’t be able to use it with CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint.

Via Apple Insider