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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Using unlocked AT&T iPhone 5 on Verizon?

I plan on switching carriers can i use my same phone on Verizon?

Apple said it was possible if its unlocked but I'm seeing different things online.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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Don't think so. I'm pretty sure the AT&T iPhone 5 doesn't have the CDMA radio or antennas that Verizon phones need.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Can't do it. Only on a GSM network, AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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The real problem is that Verizon will only allow their own phone on their network. They won't have anything to do with a GSM phone.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:50 PM   #5
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This is one of the myriad of reasons I hate verizon. Ironically, you can use a verizon iphone 5 on at&t (without lte though).
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The real problem is that Verizon will only allow their own phone on their network. They won't have anything to do with a GSM phone.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:41 PM   #6
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Whoever told you that you can use an AT&T iphone 5 on verizon was mistaken.
Like others said verizon will never allow it to activate on their network unless its a verizon device.
You could do it the other way a verizon i5 to AT&T but not in reverse like you're planning.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:22 AM   #7
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at&t iphone 5 = GSM only. it can be used on any GSM network worldwide (once unlocked) but NOT on any CDMA network

verizon iphone 5 = CDMA and GSM. it can be used ONLY on verizon, and then any other GSM network in the world (once unlocked)

basically, both the verizon and at&t phone are compatible with any GSM network, but only the verizon one can be used on verizon. if you switch to verizon from at&t, you will need to sell your current phone and buy a verizon one.
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