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Old Dec 6, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Verizon iPhone5 on AT&T, How to get the internet working?

Hi guys, a friend of mine bought verizon iPhone5 no contract to be used with AT&T. However, she can't get the internet to work. The AT&T reps told her something to do with her IMEI. I thought the verizon iPhone5 is SIM unlock and can be used with any carrier. Any suggestion on how to get her iphone5 to work with AT&T internet?
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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Hi guys, a friend of mine bought verizon iPhone5 no contract to be used with AT&T. However, she can't get the internet to work. The AT&T reps told her something to do with her IMEI. I thought the verizon iPhone5 is SIM unlock and can be used with any carrier. Any suggestion on how to get her iphone5 to work with AT&T internet?
Why on earth would someone do this? Why not buy a no contract AT&T phone? You won't get LTE on AT&T either, only HSPA+.

I am sure you will have to manually load APN settings. On wifi on the phone go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz/unlockit/ and download the AT&T settings.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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I'd like to know this also.
Is mms and visual voice mail working on AT&T with a verizon i5?
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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Buying a Verizon iPhone to use on AT&T... may I ask why? This action seems very... counter-productive. Are they going out of country a lot or something?
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Hi guys, a friend of mine bought verizon iPhone5 no contract to be used with AT&T. However, she can't get the internet to work. The AT&T reps told her something to do with her IMEI. I thought the verizon iPhone5 is SIM unlock and can be used with any carrier. Any suggestion on how to get her iphone5 to work with AT&T internet?
Update your apn settings

From the phone via wifi go to:

http://www.unlockit.co.nz/unlockit/

Select the correct carrier
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 02:46 PM   #6
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Buying a Verizon iPhone to use on AT&T... may I ask why? This action seems very... counter-productive. Are they going out of country a lot or something?
I ended up finding a white verizon i5 for real cheap from a friend.
He just wanted to unload it to pay his verizon ETF and switch to AT&T. So I bought it for $300 and its in perfect condition.
I wonder if I can use it on one of my AT&T lines without any probs?
I know it wont get AT&T LTE but HSPA+ should be good enough.
Wonder if facetime, voisual voicemail,mms and data all work ok.
Anyone else use a verizon i5 on AT&T?
Any issues besides having to enter the correct apn settings?
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Sounds like you didn't enter the correct APN settings.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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I ended up finding a white verizon i5 for real cheap from a friend.
He just wanted to unload it to pay his verizon ETF and switch to AT&T. So I bought it for $300 and its in perfect condition.
I wonder if I can use it on one of my AT&T lines without any probs?
I know it wont get AT&T LTE but HSPA+ should be good enough.
Wonder if facetime, voisual voicemail,mms and data all work ok.
Anyone else use a verizon i5 on AT&T?
Any issues besides having to enter the correct apn settings?
It will work fine. You'll get everything except LTE.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 04:41 PM   #9
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Hi guys, a friend of mine bought verizon iPhone5 no contract to be used with AT&T. However, she can't get the internet to work. The AT&T reps told her something to do with her IMEI. I thought the verizon iPhone5 is SIM unlock and can be used with any carrier. Any suggestion on how to get her iphone5 to work with AT&T internet?
Do not believe any of the posts telling you to go to an unlock site if you have Verizon phone. GSM is unlocked. Are you sure your friend bought a verizon phone. Both the verizon and sprint iphone 5 have the same model number A1429. The Verizon model is unlocked, the Sprint is locked. If you do have verizon model, make sure phone is off. Activate AT&T nanosim. You can do this at AT&T or per instructions that come with nanosim. Insert sim, turn on wait a minute or two. Then go to Settings, About, and see if it network says AT&T
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 04:50 PM   #10
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I ended up finding a white verizon i5 for real cheap from a friend.
He just wanted to unload it to pay his verizon ETF and switch to AT&T. So I bought it for $300 and its in perfect condition.
I wonder if I can use it on one of my AT&T lines without any probs?
I know it wont get AT&T LTE but HSPA+ should be good enough.
Wonder if facetime, voisual voicemail,mms and data all work ok.
Anyone else use a verizon i5 on AT&T?
Any issues besides having to enter the correct apn settings?
Yes it will work just fine for FaceTime, Visual Voicemail and MMS if your existing AT&T voice plan and features are compatible.

Note: Your line has to be provisioned correctly for Visual Voicemail and MMS. These are settings the Customer Care can set but you don't have access to these settings directly.

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Old Dec 6, 2012, 05:35 PM   #11
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 06:37 PM   #12
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I ended up finding a white verizon i5 for real cheap from a friend.
He just wanted to unload it to pay his verizon ETF and switch to AT&T. So I bought it for $300 and its in perfect condition.
I wonder if I can use it on one of my AT&T lines without any probs?
I know it wont get AT&T LTE but HSPA+ should be good enough.
Wonder if facetime, voisual voicemail,mms and data all work ok.
Anyone else use a verizon i5 on AT&T?
Any issues besides having to enter the correct apn settings?
The OP bought full price no contract Verizon phone for use on AT&T. Your situation is quite different.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 07:01 PM   #13
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The OP bought full price no contract Verizon phone for use on AT&T. Your situation is quite different.
I know.
Just figured I'd sneak in and ask some questions too while we're on the same topic
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 07:52 PM   #14
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Buying a Verizon iPhone to use on AT&T... may I ask why? This action seems very... counter-productive. Are they going out of country a lot or something?
She will go back to her country next year.
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