Anybody have experience using a T-Mobile iPhone 6 on Verizon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by J.D.M., May 24, 2015.

  1. J.D.M. macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2007

    My brother-in-law is in the process of paying off his T-Mobile iPhone 6. He and my sister have to move where there is no native T-Mobile service soon, so they're going to switch to Verizon or Page Plus.

    I believe, once the T-Mobile iPhone 6 is paid off and unlocked, they could use it on Verizon. Some things, like My Verizon, visual voicemail, etc. may not work, but he'll be able to make calls, text, and use the Internet without any problems, right?

    Anybody have any experience with this who might be able to confirm (or correct) me? Thanks in advance for any help!!! I just don't want to give them any wrong information.

  2. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    I think you have it backwards. A Verizon iPhone will work on TMo but a TMo iphone (unlocked) will not work on Verizon. I know I could not get the 5S (unlocked TMo) to work with Verizon - maybe its different for the 6?
  3. J.D.M. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2007
    Uh-oh. I may be in trouble here.
  4. ZeroGauge macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2012
    I believe ever since the 6 and 6 plus Verizon was able to use at&t and T-Mobile iphones and vice versa but i could be wrong. Maybe you can pop your sim card in there next time you see them so you can see if it works or not.
  5. 1080p macrumors 68030


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    An unlocked LTE phone may be used on Verizon... but ONLY for LTE. The phone will not have access to the CDMA network even if it has a compatible CDMA chipset. Verizon must keep their LTE network open due to a stipulation in their 700Mhz spectrum licensing agreement with the FCC, but their CDMA network remains locked down and will only allow device MEID's from their own database (i.e. Verizon devices).

    Basically, you will be fine in a big city with VoLTE, but if you go traveling to an area without LTE, you may be out of service.
  6. Weiser878 macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2009
    Yeah. To simplify what 1080p said:

    A Verizon unlocked phone works on AT&T/T-Mobile, AT&T/T-Mobile phones DO NOT work on all Verizon networks
  7. hunterweston macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    You certainly have it backwards. An unlocked Verizon phone works fine with AT&T T-Mobile but this does not happens vice-a-versa. Your brother-in-laws' T-Mobile unlocked phone will not work with Verizon. It will; be better top switch to Verizon.
  8. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
    Wrong. Don't post info you know nothin about.
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    As I recall, a T-Mobile (or AT&T) iPhone 6 or 6+ can work on Verizon if an already activated Verizon SIM is used in the phone.

    Also, as I recall, an unlocked sim-free phone from Apple will work on any carrier, including Verizon.
  10. J.D.M. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2007
    That could be a good thing to try.

    Thanks for your input, everybody. If anybody else has any experience/feedback, I'd still love to hear it.
  11. risk235 macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2011
    I had posted that in a different thread and got shunned.

Share This Page

10 May 24, 2015