I bought a Verizon iPhone 5C from a co-worker, and I'd like to get it unlocked so I can switch it over to my service (Not Verizon), and I was wondering how to go about unlocking it. I read somewhere on here that the iPhone 5 is always unlocked, period, however I'm not sure if that's true. If it is can I just go to my service place and have them put my service on it or do I still need to go to the Verizon store and have them deactivate any service they may have. Also, if applicable, how much will it cost to unlock and/or deactivate services?
I don't know if there's any service on it or not but it does still have the Verizon name up top near the signal strength and such.
(Also, this is in iPhone 5 discussion as I was unsure if there was a 5C discussion, but they're pretty similar so I hope it's fine here)
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Verizon phone are unlocked out of the box.
once the original owner turns off find my iPhone and restores to factory you can activate with your sim and your Apple ID.