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    nTelos iPhone 5 can use other carrier's SIM?

    who knows ntelos iphone 5 is sim-locked or not? can it use any other carrier sim?

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    Since nTelos is a Sprint roaming partner, I would expect its iPhone to work like the Sprint model.
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    According to nTelos spokesman Mike Minnis, the difference between the iPhone 5 that his company sells and the iPhone 5 that Sprint or Verizon sells is that the nTelos version is missing the LTE nano-SIM. [...] Minnis also said that the nTelos iPhones are fully capable of roaming internationally and are unlocked so that users can buy a nano-SIM card when they travel.
    http://www.eweek.com/mobile/iphone-5...a-50-discount/

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    Good news!

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    Could you be asking about carriers in the United States? The nTelos statement appears to refer to foreign carriers. It seems counterproductive to go through all that trouble just to get a nano-SIM card to get GSM/UMTS service in foreign countries. Other telephones which cost much less can do the same thing using mini SIM cards.

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    Unfortunatlly, I just bought a brand new sealed box Iphone 5 under NTELOS, When I currently traveling in HongKong, I can't use other carrier's Nano Sim card in here, the phone always shows searching, and dial function is unable. Is it cos I didn't activate it yet?? or??

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    You do need to activate the iPhone to use it. Just follow the on-screen instructions on the iPhone when you turn it on. One of the steps will be to activate service with your carrier.

    Note: You may need a Wi-Fi connection to do this.

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    Yes, I complete all the instruction and into the desktop, then put the local carrier nano-sim, and no signal just show me the "Searching..."

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    If the problem is that the iPhone is locked, you would get the message "Invalid SIM", not "Searching...".

    If you're lucky, it might just be a bad SIM card. If that's not it, possibly someone else on HoFo can offer you some assistance. Otherwise, you'll need to talk to your HK carrier, nTelos, or Apple.

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    Use GSM/USIM sim card, it is "Searching...", use CSIM sim card, it is "Invaild SIM"
    Damn, how to solve this problem, otherwise this iphone 5 like ipod.

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