ATT iphone 6 work with verizon??

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  1. K1ngkev1n1 macrumors regular

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    so im going to get an iphone 6 online i ordered the verizon one, but the dude said they are out and have att iphone 6 if i wanted. can i activate with my prepaid verizon account just by popping in the verizon sim card that is already activated?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Where did you order it from?
    Is the AT&T iphone 6 fully unlocked? If not it wont work anywhere but on AT&T.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    You'll need to request that ATT unlock the phone. If you bought on subsidy they won't. Paying for it outright they may.
     
  4. K1ngkev1n1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ebay
     
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    Did the seller indicate that its unlocked? Buying it used, muddies the water, because if the seller's account on ATT is not in good standing they won't unlock it. Plus I think the seller (if he was the original owner) needs to request the unlock
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    He has an auction for a verizon iphone 6 and then once you win and pay for it he tells you he is all out?
    The whole situation would make me uncomfortable and I would rather get my money returned instead.
    Up to you.
     
  7. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    When anything on eBay deviates from normal, bail as quickly as possible.
     
  8. didiee macrumors 6502

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    There are plenty phones on eBay.... why don't you buy a Verizon phone instead?
     
  9. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Correct. +1

    Bail out now.
     
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    Part numbers are the same for ATT and Verizon phones , just need to unlock ATT phones to work on Verizon.
     
  12. old-wiz, Dec 28, 2014
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    Word I heard is that only a Verizon phone will work on the Verizon network. It's not a question of lock/unlock, but rather that Verizon does not have the phone's IMEI in their database and will NOT add it.

    ** edit ** I see threads here with conflicting info about a non-verizon iPhone working on Verizon. If you want an iPhone to work on Verizon just buy a Verizon iPhone and avoid activation issues **
     
  13. Brdl04 macrumors regular

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    If you have an active Verizon Sim you can use any unlocked iPhone 6 or 6+ on the Verizon network. The lte cdma and gsm bands are the same.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Word you heard is false.
    It all depends on the iphone model.
    With the release of the iphone 6 and 6 plus models all unlocked iphone 6 phones work on verizon.
    They don't need to add anything to their database besides sticking an activated verizon nanosim inside the unlocked iphone 6.
     
  15. didiee macrumors 6502

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    So if you have an already activates sim you can just place it in any iphone 6, you should be okay. Maybe except sprint which is locked in the us.
     
  16. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Thanks for clearing it up. I swear that it is so difficult to keep track of the **** details... it's like the carriers make it as difficult and confusing as possible, especially when it comes to trying to compare plans and such.
     
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you, things are constantly changing for sure:)
     

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