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Root [Verizon] Verizon i535 s3 straight talk

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  1. smithkjnc

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    I would like to use my phone with straight talk service. I read where people have done it but u cannot get enough information to do it. I have rooted. Unlocked the bootloader and installed synergy rom. What else do i need to do? Thank you! !!!!
     

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    A big thing will be to make sure that the sim slot is unlocked. So if it's not already unlocked, you will have to get Verizon to unlock it.
     
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    I purchased the phone used. ... how do i see if it is unlocked?
     
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    If you put a SIM card in and it works its unlocked but I thought all verizon phones had to come unlocked.
     
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    It's really weird how they do it, some come completely unlocked, and others don't. It's almost as if they throw darts to see which ones get locked. :p
     
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    Verizon iPhone 5 won’t ever be locked, most likely due to FCC agreements | 9to5Mac

    NEW YORK (AP) —*Verizon Wireless*said Monday that it won’t prevent its version of the*iPhone 5 from being used on AT&T’s network.*The Verizon version of the iPhone 5, which went on sale Friday, came with an unexpected feature: it works on the network of AT&T and many other phone companies [including T-Mobile], as well as on Verizon’s.*It’s the first time Verizon, the country’s largest cellphone company, has sold a phone that works on competing U.S. networks with no complicated hacking, or “unlocking,” procedures.

    But, does Big Red even have that option? Verizon tends to do everything possible to lock customers in, and allowing AT&T customers to use the handset is totally against everything it stands for. A Howard Forums poster notes*that when Verizon purchased its 700MHz spectrum a few years ago, which it would eventually use for LTE, the carrier told the Federal Communications Commission it would not lock phones that used this network as part of the deal
     
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    Ok i can put other Sims in the phone and it does not say anything. .. now what do i do?
     
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    Check the network and see if it still says Verizon and then see what the network mode says.
     

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