AT&T iPhone 5c on Verizon...

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  1. indychris macrumors 6502

    indychris

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    We own the iPhone outright. A friend of ours could really use the phone so we are planning to give it to her. Once unlocked, will she be able to take it to Verizon, get a SIM from them and use it on their networki haven't dealt with Verizon in 20+ years so I really haven't kept up with their network.
     
  2. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I know Verizon iPhones work with AT&T but am not aware it works the other way around.
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately, the answer to the OP's question is No.

    You can use a Verizon iPhone 5 (or higher) on AT&T, but not the other way around, regardless of unlock status. Verizon will simply refuse to authorize the phone, whether or not a valid SIM is installed.
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Besides, CDMA radio isn't enabled on the GSM iPhone 5s/5c anyway so that's a major limitation if you actually need to make calls and stuff. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. indychris thread starter macrumors 6502

    indychris

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    Bummer. Just trying to be nice to someone having a rough go of it. Maybe she'll consider switching carriers. AT&T seems to be a bit stronger in our area anyway.

    Thanks for the helpful replies from most of you. [​IMG]
     

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