Verizon iPhone5 on AT&T, How to get the internet working?

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  1. macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    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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    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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    tymaster50

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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?
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    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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    Applejuiced

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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?
     
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    dontwalkhand

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    Sounds like you didn't enter the correct APN settings.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    It will work fine. You'll get everything except LTE.
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    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
     
  10. macrumors 68000

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    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.

    Dave
     
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  12. macrumors 6502

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    The OP bought full price no contract Verizon phone for use on AT&T. Your situation is quite different.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    I know.
    Just figured I'd sneak in and ask some questions too while we're on the same topic:)
     
  14. thread starter macrumors member

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    She will go back to her country next year.
     

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